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"According to a study
by Scott Wiltermuth, assistant professor of management organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, and Vanessa K. Bohns, postdoctoral fellow at the J.L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, adopting dominant versus submissive postures actually decreases your sensitivity to pain. " [more inside]
Ever since the Women's Health Initiative
published data showing increased risk and little benefit
with post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy it has become more controversial and the FDA now recommends
using the lowest dose possible for the shortest time, if using it at all. Why was HRT so popular in the first place? It now appears one reason was that what appeared to be legitimate articles in peer reviewed journals were actually ghostwritten by drug companies. [more inside]
- Hayley Smith started developing breasts when she was five. A year later, she had her first period. “It was awful,” her mother says. “There was so much ignorance. People treated her differently—Hayley didn’t really have a childhood. You just don’t expect to have to talk to your six-year-old daughter about having periods.” The evidence from Denmark suggests that Hayley’s experience could soon be commonplace. Most paediatric endocrinologists now agree that the age of puberty is falling fast in developed nations. But there is no consensus on why.
Is Oprah helping you live your best life?
A six page article from Newsweek reports on some of the more controversial pieces of advice featured in Oprah's "Live your Best Life" series. Most recently, Oprah has attracted attention for yielding the stage to Suzanne Somers, who advocates for experimental synthetic hormone replacement therapy for women in order to prevent aging, as well as other potentially dangerous medical treatments. Somers responds to the criticism.
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this extremely common
chemical leaches out of food packaging and plastics, and was long considered safe. But a number of recent studies
link it to developmental problems
in lab animals in doses far lower than the current regulatory limit. Canada and the United States
both review the scientific data available in the coming months, but critics already worry
the process will be corrupted by industry. Industry, of course, insists that BPA is safe.
Cure for teh gay?
I was relaxing in front of X-Men 3
when a friend mentioned that the United States "gay sheep" experiments
were wrapping up (though not uneventfully
), with considerable successes. Lesbian tennis champ Martina Navaratilova has been fighting to end the tests
for some time, but it appears a "gay vaccine" for pregnant mothers may be inevitable. Meanwhile, the GOP's only gay congressman retires
Scientists know that being fat reduces your lifespan,
making you more susceptible to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and a host of other bad things. However they are only beginning to understand why. "Fat tissue is now recognized to be the body's biggest endocrine organ," producing 25 known signaling compounds and a variety of proteins.
Inside the JFK medical files.
Very interesting article from Sunday's NY Times (reg. req'd) about the long-term health of John F. Kennedy, from World War II to his death. Corresponding Yahoo News item here
also. [more inside...]
Homo erectus shows he was never a typical teenager.
Is it really the hormones in the chicken we eat that cause teenagers to develop at an early age? Seems like the traditional old paleolithic diet had prehistoric humans skipping the adolescence we cherish so much.
Apparently you can teach old dogs new tricks
. Injections of a naturally occuring hormone can reverse the effects of osteoporosis. Fortunately, I'm not old enough to need it, but it is comforting to know that as I age, science ain't always bad
for me. This
is a concise photorepresentation of the discovery.
Two reporters win a lawsuit against Fox for being fired when they wouldn't lie about bovine growth hormone.
Scientists discover secrets behind aging process
raising the possibility that hormonal therapy could add decades to the human life span. While I'm generally environmentally aware and concerned about overpopulation, all I can think is - sign me up!