Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

… hypospadias has been shown in a cohort study and the findings must be replicated in other cohorts. It is only in large cohort studies such as the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) that it is possible to study the causes of rare diseases and conditions. The study includes 35,107 women who participated in MoBa in the years 2002-2008 and answered six questions about use of organic food during pregnancy, and later gave birth to a boy. Among the infants of these mothers, 74 (0.2%) were …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

… drive through, than the drive by.” He goes on to point out that in South Central LA people are dying from curable diseases and conditions like obesity, diabetes, kidney failure and heart disease. His description of a place over-run with fast food restaurants, “wheelchairs being sold like used cars, dialysis centers popping up on every corner like Starbucks” vacant lots, car dependency — sounds very familiar. Similar to Finely’s neighborhood, the Rio Grande Valley’s statistics are …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

By James Maynard, Tech Times | March 11 Environment can affect the size of animals, a new study on ants has shown. Height and weight, as well as intelligence and tendencies toward developing some diseases, have long been known to be influenced by both genetic as well as environmental factors. However, it is not known exactly how the two factors interact to produce these different characteristics in living beings. McGill University researchers studied ants in an effort to determine how …