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I have to walk how many miles to burn off this soda?

I have to walk how many miles to burn off this soda?

Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health research. Continue reading

Natural exposure to gamma rays in background radiation linked to childhood leukemia

Natural exposure to gamma rays in background radiation linked to childhood leukemia

ScienceDaily (June 18, 2012) — New findings demonstrate that there are small effects of radiation even at very low doses. A small but statistically significant link between risk of childhood leukemia and the gamma rays we are all exposed to from our natural environment has been detected in an Oxford University-led study. Exposure to gamma rays from natural sources in the environment isn’t something that can readily be altered, but the study adds to our understanding of the small cancer risks associated with other low doses of radiation, such as from medical X-rays and CT scans Continue reading

Fail-safe system may lead to cures for inherited disorders

Fail-safe system may lead to cures for inherited disorders

ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2011) — Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a previously unknown fail-safe (compensatory) pathway that potentially protects the brain and other organs from genetic and environmental threats. Continue reading

Advances in research into Alzheimer’s disease

Advances in research into Alzheimer’s disease

ScienceDaily (July 8, 2011) — Advances in research into Alzheimer’s disease: transporter proteins at the blood CSF barrier and vitamin D may help prevent amyloid β build up in the brain. Advancing age is a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and is associated with build- up of the peptide amyloid β in the brain. Continue reading