This week in health and science – 8/18/07
All week I had planned to write another post but everyday something came up and prevented me from doing it.
Hsien-Hsien at Eye on DNA wrote this week about “What happens after a positive breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA) genetic test?“. Most people apparently don’t change anything in their llife.
At Eating Fabulous there is a post about 10 superfoods. They were orginally written for men’s health – but apply to women too.
It may be that a person’s waist to hip ratio is a better indicator of future heart problems.
I’ve written a bit about smoking lately – The Cheerful Oncologist writes this week about what goes through the mind of someone smoking for the first timd and last time?
A 94-year-old great-great-grandmother who left school at the age of 12 just got a master’s degree! We need more people like this to help eliminate many misperceptions of aging.
At www.scientificblogging.com there is a post about a paper in The Lancet about how 90% of the population in developed countries have high blood pressure. Lifestyle factors are largely to blame – low physical inactivity, a high salt, high fat diet, alcohol and smoking.
Ruth reported this week about the new vaccine for multiple sclerosis that is being tested. The vaccine seems to help people with MS and there is currently a trial taking involving 290 more patients.
Tris at The Homely Scientist writes about West Nile Virus and how it is leading to a better understanding of mutation and lethality.
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