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Old 01-08-2008, 09:09 AM
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I just read about a related study last night. Something along the lines of "the more fashion magazines women subscribe to, the lower their self-image."
We should raise taxes on fashion magazines. Then women would not buy so many. They would not have lower self-images. They would not turn to food for comfort. The obesity epidemic would be over.
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We should raise taxes on fashion magazines. Then women would not buy so many. They would not have lower self-images. They would not turn to food for comfort. The obesity epidemic would be over.
No. those kinds of women would have less money to buy food and thus be skinnier.

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I just read about a related study last night. Something along the lines of "the more fashion magazines women subscribe to, the lower their self-image."
I know I posted a link to this installment of snide remarks in a different thread, but your post made me think of it again, and it's just a link anyway.
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Not a study, but news that fits the category, Botox injections might cause botulism! Wow so deadly chemicals are dangerous.

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The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor, Myobloc, have been linked to some deaths and other severe side effects suggestive of botulism, the U.S. Food and Drug Agency warned doctors Friday.
The drugs use botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve impulses to muscles, causing them to relax.
Botox uses botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve impulses to muscles, causing them to relax.
(CBC) But in rare cases, the toxin might have spread beyond the injection site to other parts of the body, resulting in such problems as paralysis of respiratory muscles and difficulty swallowing, the FDA said.
The FDA said the deaths were all among child patients, mostly those with cerebral palsy being treated for limb spasms, a condition the FDA has never formally approved for the drugs' use, although other countries have.
The problems may be caused by overdoses of the drugs, the FDA said.
Caroline Van Hove, a spokeswoman for Botox maker Allergan Inc., said children with cerebral palsy have far larger doses injected into their leg muscles than the doses given adults seeking wrinkle care.
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But the FDA warned that it also has reports of side effects in people of all ages given the drugs for a variety of conditions.
Friday's warning came two weeks after the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to strengthen warnings to users of Botox and Myobloc. Public Citizen cited 180 reports of U.S. patients suffering fluid in the lungs, difficulty swallowing or pneumonia, including 16 deaths.
It is not the first warning about the potential for botulinum toxin to spread after the drugs' injection; the products' labels say it can happen.
The FDA said Friday that its investigation into the side effects is still in the early stages.
For now, the agency said, doctors should warn all patients receiving a botulinum toxin injection, whether for cosmetic purposes or as a medical treatment, to seek immediate care if they experience difficulty swallowing or breathing, slurred speech or muscle weakness.
That falls short of Public Citizen's request that the agency put a black-box warning, the FDA's sternest, on the drugs' labels and require that every patient receive a pamphlet outlining the risk before every injection.
"Every doctor needs to be notified about this, Every patient needs to be notified," Public Citizen's Dr. Sidney Wolfe said. "Children are showing the way, unfortunately some dead children."
He said drug regulators in Britain and Germany last year required sterner warnings be sent to every doctor in those countries.
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A study found that when hungry volunteers were shown a picture of a Krispy Kreme doughnut or a screwdriver, the sugary snack sent the brain into overdrive.

The same response did not occur after participants had stuffed themselves with up to eight of them.

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago carried out functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans while volunteers were shown the pictures.

After the eating binge, neither image generated much of a reaction.

But after volunteers had fasted for eight hours, two distinct parts of the brain "lit up" at the sight of the doughnuts.

The first was the limbic brain, an ancestral part of the brain present in all animals from frogs to humans.

"That part of the brain is able to detect what is motivationally significant," said Dr Marsel Mesulam, senior author of the research published on line in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

"It says, not only am I hungry, but here is food."

Next the brain's spatial attention network locked onto the doughnuts, deciding they were more important than the screwdrivers.
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I thought we were talking about the alcoholic drink.
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Me too...until you commented. Thanks for ruining it.
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i just walked past a plate of chocolate chip cookies and totally felt my brain go into overdrive.
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study shows philly's water has drugs in it.....
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Volunteers fasted for 8 hours, sound so much more scientific than, we grabbed some people who skipped lunch
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