Scientists and regulators have concluded time and time again that labeling genetically modified foods is unnecessary because they are no different than other foods. But food policy experts say just label them, already, so people can make their own choices.
People with a condition known as Barrett’s esophagus, a complication of acid reflux disease, have a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer — but the risk is far smaller than widely believed, a new study shows, and routine screening may not be necessary.
In today’s 18 and Under column, Dr. Perri Klass writes about new science of bilingualism and how scientists are teasing out the earliest differences between brains exposed to one language and brains exposed to two.
I am a forum junkie. If there is a forum about something I am interested in, then I am there. I participate in forums for my remote-controlled vehicle addiction, for my new cycling addiction, for the eagerly anticipated massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) “The Old Republic” and, of course, for various topics in podiatry. I am more of a spectator with professional forums. I prefer to read and learn from others rather than participate in these forums.
Footwear News reports that the emergent category of minimalist shoes represents between 10 and 20 percent of the business of runner specialty stores.1 Through July 2011, minimalist shoe sales have already totaled $30 million, up nearly twofold from the year-ago period. What this means to podiatrists is the trend toward minimalist shoe purchases is not a temporary flash in the pan phenomenon but rather a groundswell of change, at least for now.