Archive: 06/13/2008

1 in 10 adults has a non-earlobe piercing

One in ten adults in England have had a piercing somewhere other than their ear lobe, with a quarter experiencing complications, and one in 100 piercings resulting in a hospital admission, according to a study published on ...

Jun 13, 2008 2 / 5 (3) 1

Salmonella: Trickier than we imagined

Salmonella is serving up a surprise not only for tomato lovers around the country but also for scientists who study the rod-shaped bacterium that causes misery for millions of people.

Jun 13, 2008 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Toothpaste too pricey for the poor

Fluoride toothpaste is prohibitively expensive for the world's poorest people, according to a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Globalization and Health. Researchers revealed that the poorest popula ...

Jun 13, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 1

Lizards pull a wheelie

Why bother running on hind legs when the four you've been given work perfectly well? This is the question that puzzles Christofer Clemente. For birds and primates, there's a perfectly good answer: birds have converted their ...

Jun 13, 2008 3.8 / 5 (6) 2
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