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Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Science Sprints Ahead

Last week it was water on Mars. And did I detect a wistful look on the face of the lawyer or the finance professional as they contemplated their career choices?

But we do not hold the front page for science news every day. And to reassure you that all is not glamour in the science field, I offer these two breaking headlines from Reuters:

Active Fetus Can Disrupt Mom's Sleep: "Severe sleepiness and poor sleep quality are common complaints among patients during the third trimester of pregnancy," Dr. Judith Worth and colleagues from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City write. "Our findings support the hypothesis that fetal activity is one of many possible causes of maternal sleep disturbance."


Desire to Be Thin Linked to Smoking Habit in Girls : The drive to be thin is a strong indicator of whether or not young girls will take up smoking, new study findings suggest.

And I bet you didn't know that we didn't know that.

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