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Boys with Anorexia Lose Bone Mass, Too: Report

Wed May 1, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just like girls, boys with anorexia can develop weakened bones as a result of the eating disorder, new research shows.

The researchers, based in Barcelona, Spain, also note that anorexic boys, like girls with the disorder, can "catch-up" with their peers in bone strength if they return to normal weights.

Organic Foods Not Tastier or Healthier: Study

Wed May 1, 2002

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A review of international studies found no convincing evidence to back claims that organically grown foods were healthier or tastier than those grown using chemicals, New Zealand researchers said on Wednesday.

Diane Bourn, a food science lecturer at Otago University, said the bulk of around 100 reviewed studies--mainly from Europe, but with some from the United States and Australia--were poorly done.

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Mom's Depression May Affect Infants' Learning

Wed May 1, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - "Baby talk" helps foster young infants' learning, but when a mother suffers from depression, this form of stimulation may be muted enough to affect her baby's development, the results of a small study suggest.

Researchers found that while the 4-month-old infants of women without depression associated the sound of their mother's voice with an image of a smiling female face, the infants of depressed mothers did not.

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Bisexuals at Risk for Anxiety, Depression

Wed May 1, 2002

LONDON (Reuters) - Bisexual people are more likely to have mental health problems than either heterosexual or homosexual adults, a study published on Wednesday found.

An Australian study published in the May issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry found that young and middle-aged adults who identified themselves as bisexual had the deepest feelings of anxiety, depression and negativity.

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Obesity Causes Disability Even After Weight Loss

Wed May 1, 2002

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults who are obese are more likely to become disabled later in life--even if they ultimately manage to take off the weight, researchers report.

"People who were obese and lost weight were still at a higher risk of disability than those who were never obese," lead author Dr. Kenneth Ferraro, a professor of sociology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, told Reuters Health. "It seems once the body gets across a threshold of weight, it may have long-term consequences."

Mercury Fillings May Be Affecting Dentists

Tue Apr 30, 2002

LONDON (Reuters) - Dentists are more likely to suffer memory and kidney problems which could be due to long-term exposure to mercury in tooth fillings, doctors said on Tuesday.

A study of 180 dentists by researchers at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland found the dentists had up to four times the normal level of mercury in their urine and nails and had more kidney disorders and memory lapses than the general public.

Has Science Compromised Science?

Once again, the journal Science has allowed a private company to publish a scientific paper in its pages while withholding data from public view for commercial reasons. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports.

Just as Celera got away with denying public access to its human genome data, Syngenta too, is refusing to deposit its rice sequence data in the public database GenBank. Instead, Syngenta is making the data available through its own website (tmri.org) or on a CD-ROM.

And, the tyranny advances

by Ed Lewis

It has been written by many that there are alternatives to an armed confrontation with the US Government - and don't forget State and political subdivisions as their "leadership" is just as corrupt. After all, they, too, are elected officials who must obey the Constitution but do not.

And, the tyranny advances.