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New Review of Epidemiological Studies on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Farmers

The authors concluded that farmers are at greater risk of developing COPD, with livestock farmers having the highest risk.  Potential responsible exposures include organic dusts, endotoxins, mites, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide.

Source: PubMed abstract


Science Suggests Women With Lips Like This Are More Likely To Have Orgasms

Wait, what????

In 2011, a study came out suggesting a possible connection between orgasm rates and women’s lips.

In the study, 258 women were asked about their sexual activity levels and corresponding orgasms, along with age and the prominence of the tubercle of their upper lip. 71 more words

Association Between Pesticide Profiles and IQ in Children

The authors evaluated the possible effects of multiple pesticides on children’s IQs when applied near maternal residences in agricultural areas.  For one of the eight pesticide profiles there was a significant association with IQ.   17 more words


New Epidemiology Review Evaluates Protection Provided by Current OELs for Silica

The review found that a cricial analysis of the epidemiology supported a qualitative association between occupational exposure to silica and obstructive lung function, but the data quality was not sufficient to calculate a quantitative relationship or define a threshold above which there was an increased risk.

Source: PubMed Abstract



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Book Review: Murder Between the Lines by Radha Vatsal---and a Giveaway!

Murder Between the Lines
A Kitty Weeks Mystery #2
Radha Vatsal
Sourcebooks Landmark, May 2017
ISBN 978-1-4926-3892-6
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

Intrepid journalist Kitty Weeks returns in the second book in this acclaimed WW1-era historical mystery series to investigate the death of a boarding school student. 425 more words

Full Reviews

Fat But Fit But No

There’s a news story out today – apart from “Bad sleep makes you look ‘significantly’ more ugly” – on whether the ‘fat but fit’ myth has been truly busted.

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