Test measures fat around organs
Scientists say a blood test could accurately measure the amount of potentially dangerous fat coating the body’s organs.
So what happens? When we find out the fat that is coating us do we then go on a diet or under the knife? Doesn’t the fat show up on the outside first? We do have to reseasrch everything.
Our love of chocolate knows no bound – our torrid love affair with this sweet thang.
We think about it, dream about it, and probably – just sometimes – eat a bit too much of it. Some people even go so far as to claim to be addicted to it.
But what drives our cravings for chocolate?
Some believe it contains mind-bending ingredients that can enhance our moods. One bite, they maintain, and chocolate’s psychoactive compounds cause warm and fuzzy feelings to wash over us, making us want more and more. There you go.
A British politician has the right idea – make people take responsiblity for their fooolish behaviours rather than the taxpayers
He said: “If you go out on a Friday or a Saturday night and get very drunk and you end up in accident and emergency, and you are foul and abusive to staff who are already overstretched, then is it right that you should get that care entirely for free, or are there consequences to your actions? “And I think there is a case for saying that someone in those circumstances should be asked to pay for their care.” Norman Lamb, British Liberal Democrat health spokesman
Children in affluent countries more likely to have allergy-induced asthma: study found
Children with allergies are more likely to develop asthma if they live in a developed country than in a less developed one, a new study suggests.
Naturally, it is more polluted here than in developing countries and children are more outdoors in the fresh air rather than cooped up in polluted houses because of the detergents, cleaners, air freshers and all the other stuff we assault our children with in the air tight houses we have.
Increasingly, scientists are discovering a genetic component to cancer and other debilitating diseases including schizophrenia and even autism. And that raises an interesting conundrum: If natural selection, Darwin’s theory of evolution, is supposed to advance traits that promote the fittest and the survival of the species, why has it not weeded out genetic conditions that kill or are so obviously anti-social?
If the medical and legal professions did not intervene, underfunctioning genetic conditions would have been weeded out a long time agon. It is no longer nature but nurture that is the new genetic lord of the gene pool.