January 22, 2013 |
We love a steaming hot bowl of soup -- ramen, pho, beef noodle soup, whatever. But scientists say that if the bowl is made with melamine, the melamine might be seeping into our bodies. Melamine is a flame-retardant chemical used to make adhesives, industrial coatings and some types of tableware and other utensils. A recent study of a group of soup eaters -- 12 men and women who ate noodle soup in either a bowl made of ceramic or melamine -- showed measurable levels of the chemical additive in the urine of those who slurped out of the melamine bowl.
April 21, 2011 |
Pesticides on fruits and vegetables may be harmful to a developing fetus — slightly. Children whose mothers were exposed to low doses of a specific class of pesticides may have a slightly lower IQ in later childhood, three new studies suggest. The new research found children had a slightly lower IQ by age 7 if their mothers, mostly low-income and mostly Latina and black, had higher-than-average exposure in pregnancy to organophosphates, pesticides farmers still sometimes spray on fruits and vegetables.
April 11, 1987
Boo on CBS' crummy coverage of the great Syracuse-Indiana final. At halftime we got this year's one-millionth cliche-ridden media bashing of college sports as if CBS just discovered the tired topics of urine testing and recruitment scandals. And maybe Brent Musburger himself should be urine-tested following his second-half comment about "flesh-peddling agents" who prematurely peel college players into the pros. Brent should recall that even John Wooden advised Bill Walton to skip his senior year in favor of the ridiculous dollars offered.
April 9, 1986 |
A chemist who testifies frequently in court cases on drug abuse said Tuesday that pigments in dark-skinned people break down into chemical fragments similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, leading to wrongful accusations of marijuana use based on inaccurate urine tests.
September 2, 2010
Aggressively lowering blood pressure does not prevent further kidney damage in African Americans unless they already have protein in their urine, a sign of more advanced kidney disease. In that case, aggressive treatment reduces end-stage kidney disease and death by about 25%, researchers said Wednesday. Data from the same study had earlier shown that the aggressive treatment does not prevent kidney-disease progression over a four-year period, but the new results reported in the New England Journal of Medicine extend the findings out to 12 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1994
The sidewalks on Ventura's Main Street near the bus-provided benches and public telephones are like open sewers. The walks reflect the nightly episodes of conflict, leaving their stains of blood and urine. There are suggestions about beautifying old Ventura. Why spend the money where there is so little civic pride? The kids on skateboards whiz and whirl upon pedestrians, frightening timid old people like me. When I talked to a local merchant, he said that he feared reporting them.
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January 4, 1990 |
State medical authorities have moved to revoke the license of a Canoga Park doctor who treated as many as 6,000 allergy patients--including about 2,000 at a clinic in Anaheim--by injecting them with their own urine. The practice represents an "extreme departure from the standard of care in California," authorities said. But Dr. Jorge R. Borrell has appealed the revocation order, and a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last month temporarily blocked it.
December 11, 1988
The director of drug-testing at the Olympic Games in Seoul said he was angered when he learned that International Olympic Committee officials planted drug-filled urine samples in his lab to see if he was doing his job. "I was mad," Park Jong Sei told the Washington Post. "When you are tested, you are not too happy." Park said he learned he had been monitored when he asked IOC officials why no action had been taken against the athletes the samples supposedly had come from.
March 4, 1997 |
Prosecutors vowed to retry a self-described medical revolutionary who treats cancer patients with a compound found in human urine after a jury deadlocked Monday. Jurors split 6-6 on all 75 counts against Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who was accused of charging desperate patients thousands of dollars for unproven cancer treatments. They deliberated for seven days before U.S. District Judge Sim Lake declared a mistrial.
August 16, 1987
Beckman Instruments Inc. in Fullerton said it has won $1 million in damages from a Swedish company following a two-year court fight over infringement on a patented research technology. The company said a U.S. District Court jury in Baltimore ruled against Swedish-based LKB Produkter and its U.S. subsidiary, LKB Instruments Inc., which is located in Baltimore. LKB was bought earlier this year by Pharmacia Inc. of Piscataway, N.J..