Friday, September 15, 2006
If you don't want your kids to get sick, get them that puppy (or kitten) they've been begging for: it seems that having pets may reduce the likelihood of getting sick by about 30 per cent. I want my puppies back!
On the other side of prevention, it seems that taking calcium supplements does not seem to improve bone density in kids. I wonder if that's because they're getting enough anyways?
Researchers offer hope for a reliable blood-test for TB, which could improve and ease screening, which would be great.
Two studies suggest that acupuncture is not only effective at treating back pain, but cost-effective as well. Good to hear.
Finally, a former Marine has been fitted with a bionic arm to replace one she lost in a motorcycle accident. She can control the limb with her thoughts alone - it responds to muscle movements in her chest and shoulder. This is ridiculously cool!