Alive and kicking.
Most people who know me well, know that I try to cram way too much into my day. There’s been many times I’ve joked about wishing there were 48 hours in a day so I could get everything done. Of course if there was, I’d probably manage to fill that up as well.
The last three months of 2012 were extremely busy for my wife and I. In October, she returned to work full time having spent the previous 12 months on maternity leave, raising our youngest son. Our eldest was finishing his time in childcare and preparing to start primary school in February. It felt like we were juggling way too many things at once, but we were looking forward to 2013 knowing that things would settle down. We would move into a routine that would be our lives for the next few years. And if a small crisis occurred, we’d tweak it a little and continue on. Continue reading
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A busy week for me as I had to fill in some blanks in the schedule. One story was on genes relating to menarche (onset of female puberty) and the other was traces of oxygen found on Saturn’s moon Rhea.
Exposure to chemicals used in the manufacture of non-stick surfaces has been linked to an increased rate of thyroid disease.
But experts warn more research is needed to confirm whether the chemicals are the cause of the increased rate.
Read more at ABC News website.
I’m heading back to work for the first time in a week. At first it started as a headache and cough, but on Monday the doctor told me I have bronchitis. Unfortunately Zac developed a cough and Nay is also croaky. Fortunately they don’t seem to have it as bad.
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A US study linking the consumption of products containing soy with reduced sperm counts among men is weak and requires more follow-up says an Australian researcher.
The Harvard School of Public Health study, which appears in the latest edition of Human Reproduction, found consuming more than two serves of soy-based food per day could significantly reduce sperm concentration.
The retrospective study examined the soy intake of 99 men, who were each part of a couple experiencing fertility difficulties. They were asked to recall how often they consumed one of 15 soy-based foods during the preceding three months.
Read more at ABC Science Online.