On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of this past week’s (August 25, 2012 through September 1, 2012) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
The shape of your beer glass may affect how quickly you drink its contents, say researchers from the University of Bristol.
Health span may be separate from life span, suggest scientists who restricted calories among a colony of rhesus monkey that were tracked for more than 20 years.
Kids without siblings may be up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight compared to kids with siblings, say researchers.
People who drink alcohol are more likely to engage in regular vigorous exercise than nondrinkers, and those defined as heavy drinkers spend more time exercising than moderate drinkers or nondrinkers, who are the most likely to have not exercised lately.
Phthalates, chemicals linked to birth defects and other serious health issues, have been found in kids? back to school supplies.
Rosacea may be triggered by bacteria from mites that live on facial skin.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says evidence now shows that infant male circumcision can help prevent HIV and other genital diseases and infections, and that the benefits warrant the procedure being made available to all families that prefer it.
Can you be addicted to the internet? Sure can, says new research.
A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the downtown Chicago JW Marriott has caused two deaths and six additional illnesses since August 14.
Research comparing the energy burned by a hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania with that burned by sedentary American and European populations finds no overall difference, indicating that caloric intake, not physical inactivity, is the cause of obesity.
Massachusetts doctor refuses to treat obese patients. AMA says it?s not only legal but ethical too.
Persistent and dependent usage of marijuana before the age of 18 can cause lasting harm to the user’s memory, attention and intelligence, finds an international research team.
Results from a new study shows that the breakdown product of alcohol can bind to DNA, which likely explains the link between regular consumption and an increased risk of certain cancers.
Research finds that sexually active women who never use condoms display fewer symptoms of depression than those who usually or always use them or women who abstain from sex, possibly due to mood-elevating chemicals present in semen.
(By CalorieLab editors)