Primalisms: Salt, Autism, the Face-Kini & More

September 1, 2012

(Photo by [ jRa7 ])

1) Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys

2) As Restaurants Cut Salt, Some See Reasons to Pass

“There is no evidence that average people — those without hypertension — need less sodium, critics say, and too little of the essential nutrient could be as dangerous as too much.”

3) Links Between Nutrients, Genes and Cancer Spread Documented

4) Keeping it in the family: BPA’s effects might last in our bodies for generations

5) Light From Self-Luminous Tablet Computers Can Affect Evening Melatonin, Delaying Sleep

“A new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that a two-hour exposure to electronic devices with self-luminous “backlit” displays causes melatonin suppression, which might lead to delayed bedtimes, especially in teens.”

6) Diagnostic ‘Fatal Flaws’ in the ICU May Account for as Many Annual Deaths as Breast Cancer, Patient Safety Team Finds

7) An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism

8)Who determines safety of new food ingredients? Critics say manufacturers are too often making the call on their own products

“If a manufacturer wants to introduce a new ingredient to the food supply, it does not need to alert the FDA. But it does need to determine the ingredient is safe, meaning there is “reasonable certainty in the minds of competent scientists that the substance is not harmful under the intended conditions of use,” according to the law. In the jargon of the FDA, this would make it a GRAS ingredient: generally recognized as safe.”

9) On Chinese Beaches, The Face-Kini Is In Fashion

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