Quickies: Asthma, medicating pregnant women, and miraculous bleeding
- Barnyard dust offers a clue to stopping asthma in children – “Young children exposed to the microbes of a dusty Amish farm have much lower rates of asthma than other kids, the researchers found.” From Cerberus40.
- When pregnant women need medicine, they encounter a void – “”Hundreds of medicines are responsibly and importantly used during pregnancy, because pregnant women get ill and ill women get pregnant,” Little says. “The point is, we need to get more information on how to use those drugs during pregnancy to make sure they’re the most effective and the safest for use during that time.””
- Leslie Jones’ Olympic tweets were so good NBC hired her as a commentator – From Ray.
- The science of bleeding miracles – “The summer of 1819 in Padua, Italy was described as particularly moist and warm when the mashed corn Antonio Pittarello had stored in the cupboard started bleeding. People became fairly upset, as one would at the sight of a bloody polenta. The police were called, and they convened a committee to investigate.”