|From Great Grandma to You|
Science News - 3/20/2013. By Tina Hesman Saey - Like many women with parents of the Mad Men generation, Susan Murphy grew up in a household full of cigarette smoke. Both dad and mom smoked heavily, even while Murphy was still in her mother’s womb. But Murphy isn’t worried about her own health. She’s fine. Her children aren’t, though.
|The "organic" label greatly influences people’s perceptions|
Cornell University Food and Brand Lab - 3/19/2013. By Rachel Eklund and Wan-chen Jenny Lee - The word "organic" can mean many things to consumers. Even so, the power of an organic label can be very strong: studies have shown that this simple label can lead us to think that a food is healthier, through what is known as the ‘health halo effect’. But can this bias go further?
|Tributyltin promotes obesity in mice generations|
Environmental Health News - 3/19/2013. Synopsis by Jennifer Wolstenholme - Prenatal exposure to the pesticide tributyltin increased obesity in mice for several generations by permanently changing how fat cells develop, mature and store fat, according to a new study.