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Kids risk head injury on the golf course

In a recent study, researchers from the "...Medical College of Georgia in Augusta found that, of 64 children with sports injuries that required a neurosurgeon's evaluation, golfing was second only to bike riding as the cause."

Dow Chemical Poised To Endure Slowing Demand

JP Morgan downgrades Dow "...due to a weakening fundamental outlook for ethylene, propylene, and major derivatives."


Laptop design can be a pain in the posture

Beware of the ergonomic pitfalls of laptops.


Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors

A recent study found no link between cell phone use and brain tumors, in line with other studies from the last few years (study 1, study 2, study 3), though the studies have admittedly not yet included significant numbers of folks who have been regular users for 10+ years.


Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans

"A new finding could soon benefit people who regularly eat fast-foods that are high in fat. Chemists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture report they have identified a form of soluble cellulose that, if added to high-fat food items, appears to slow down fat absorption to a healthier rate and reduce the likelihood of developing insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes."

This article is about hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, the subject of some of Jonathan's projects.



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