Archive for the ‘Health’ Category.

Critical Wit #34 – Science News with Jill Adams II

Jill Adams returns to Critical Wit to talk about her experience attending the National Science Writers Convention, and it’s complementary sessions with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.  She also describes her IGNITE speech on how cell biology helped her to become a better science writer.  And then we discuss a couple of Jill’s recent articles; is there a link between pollution and breast cancer, and how the FDA is dealing with drug shortages.  You can follow Jill on Twitter (@juadams) to get interesting links to interesting science news articles and issues, such as the overuse of antibiotics in livestock that may be leading to increasing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Critical Wit #16 – The Benefits Of Activity

Travis Saunders is a PhD student researching the relationship between sedentary time and chronic disease risk in children and youth. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist.  In this episode, Travis talks about how sedentary behavior is different than inactivity, and why it has more serious health risks.  And we also talk about how just getting as much activity in a day can have significantly improved health benefits.  Travis is a contributing blogger at Obesity Panacea, is co-host of the Obesity Panacea podcast, and he tweets on Twitter (you can follow him @TravisSaunders).

Critical Wit #8 – Science News with Jill Adams

Science writer, Jill Adams, discusses three of her recent stories from the LA Times.  The first story is about antibiotic-resistant bacteria that was found in food. The second story concerns debate over whether food dyes promote hyperactivity in children. And the third story deals with a study on restricted diets as a treatment for ADHD. You can follow Jill on Twitter (@juadams) to get links to her stories.  ( episode 8 )