Girls and boys are more active when there is a family dog compared to when there isn’t

Girls and boys are more active when there is a family dog compared to when there isn't

The Times reports on a study published online on the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity website. The study title is: “Longitudinal effects of dog ownership, dog acquisition, and dog loss on children’s movement behaviours: findings from the PLAYCE cohort study.” That’s a …

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Risk of diabetes rises when eating red meat twice weekly

Two portions per day of red meat including processed meats such as burgers and sausages increases the risk of developing type II diabetes by 62% according to an American study from Harvard University.

The Times reports today on a study which found that eating red meat twice a week significantly increases the risk of developing type II diabetes. It’s the most recent study to identify a link between red meat and diabetes. The scientists work out of Harvard …

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Endangered species’ poop could help fight diabetic foot ulcers

Guinea baboons

The Times reports on a University of Sheffield article describing research that they have done on using the poop of endangered animals to kill certain bacterial species including superbugs which are resistant to antibiotics and which cause diabetic foot ulcers. Apparently, diabetics can suffer from …

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An example of a cosy wood-burning stove causing asthma in a Times journalist

Wood burner

I can think of two problems with wood-burning stoves (a) human health problems and (b) climate change problems. And let’s be clear, wood-burning stoves look great. They make the home look cosy. It’s a real fire and the heat and the flickering glow is best …

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British kids are 7 centimetres shorter than Dutch kids – lazy feeding of kids and cats

Societal problems in the UK leading to kids being 7 cms shorter than Dutch kids

There is a shocking news story in The Times of June 21, 2023 which reports that five-year-olds in Britain are on average up to 7 cm shorter than their peers in other wealthy nations. Yes, young British kids are up to 7 cm shorter than …

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Laughing gas leaves humans with spinal cord damage but is safely used to sedate animals

Laughing gas abused by humans causing serious nerve damage

For me, this is an interesting juxtaposition of how a gaseous chemical, nitrous oxide a.k.a. laughing gas can be used successfully on animals in veterinary clinics to sedate them safely but which is abused by humans to the point where it harms them seriously. It …

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