Gay Brains Structured Like Those of the Opposite Sex

Bioethics, General Health, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health
ABC News is reporting that "brain scans have provided the most compelling evidence yet that being gay or straight is a biologically fixed trait." The researchers say that the brain scans they performed revealed that in gay people, key structures of the brain governing emotion, mood, anxiety and aggressiveness resemble those in straight people of the opposite sex. (more…)
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Method for Pre-Diabetes Screening in Obese Children Needs to Change

Children's Health, Health Headlines, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
MedPage Today is reporting a study finding that many obese children with pre-diabetes will NOT be recogninzed using current testing technique – a fasting plasma glucose only. Even scarier is the fact that nearly a quarter (24.3%) of the 173 obese children screened positive for pre-diabetes according to fasting plasma glucose AND a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test. While only 8.7% of the obese children were found to be pre-diabetic using fasting plasma glucose alone. (more…)
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Catholic Bishops Opposr Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
LifeNews is reporting that the nation's Catholic bishops followed through on their desire to put forward an initial statement opposing embryonic stem cell research. They voted almost unanimously -- 191 to 1 -- to approve the statement at their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. As with abortion, the statement makes it clear to Catholics and non-Catholics alike that embryonic stem cell research is immoral. (more…)
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