Tag: Finds

Geckos resistant to antibiotics, may pose risk to pet owners, study finds

Image result for geckosTokay geckos harbor bacteria that are resistant to a number of antibiotics, making them a health concern for pet owners, according to a study on geckos imported from Indonesia. The research focused on how the geckos respond to antibiotics; the study found that the bacteria from the geckos’ intestines–known as enteric bacteria–were resistant to the antibiotics…MORE: SCIENCE DAILY

Texting on a mobile phone makes you walk sillily, study finds

John Cleese’s Ministry of Silly Walks sketch on Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969).Texting on the hoof leads people to change the way they walk, new research has revealed.

While researchers have previously looked at the impact of phone use while on a level surface, they have now explored how pedestrians cope while using their phone and negotiating that common trip-hazard: a step.

Injuries from falling over or bumping into things while using a mobile phone are on the rise: in the US at least 1,500 pedestrians were reported to have visited hospital in 2010 alone as a result of such accidents….more: theguardian

Majority of terrorists who have attacked America are not Muslim, new study finds

“Nope. Not new news. The FBI has *been* stating this [in its most understated way]. There’s a 2015 bulletin by the FBI acknowledging that the extreme right wing is the biggest threat to the United States of America”Tahirah Amatul Wadud

Most of the designated terrorist groups in the US are right-wing extremists, not Muslim, according to a new report. A joint project by the Investigative Fund at the Nation…MORE: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

Study Finds Soda Consumption Increases Overall Stroke Risk

nanopatentsandinnovations.blogspot.com April 21, 2012 Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher risk of stroke. Conversely, consumption of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee was associated…