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Monday, June 05, 2006

Early Life, Less Early Death 

Premature babies seem to be at increased risk for developing ADHD later on. A Danish study expands on previous evidence, by finding the association in only somewhat premature babies, whereas other studies have examined only the extremely early.

Figs are tasty. So tasty, it seems, that they may have inspired the agricultural revolution: archeobotanists have found evidence that figs were cultivated by humans some 1000 years before other crops - some 11,400 years ago. That's really pretty cool.

On the other side of things, it seems that the hopefully-soon-to-be-FDA-approved HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer-causing strains, seems also to protect against vaginal and vulvar cancers. Aside from being really cool and good news in general, this will also hopefully make it harder for the FDA to justify bowing to political pressure to reject the vaccine.

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