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Quickies: Will bacon give you cancer, moon mission misogyny, and wifi can see you through walls

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Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Actually, red meat was group 2A. Processed meats (of all varieties) were group 1. For the record, there’s only one in category 4 (probably not carcinogenic to humans): Caprolactam. Good news for all you nylon-wearers.

    One nice thing about social media is, you learn you’re not alone. That nerds aren’t all white guys.

  2. Yes, the big factors to avoid for cancer are smoking, obesity, alcohol and sunlight. Also, there is no evidence that vegetarians, for instance, have a lower overall cancer risk.

    But what I really wanted to say is that I know how horrible it is to have a loved one with cancer. Yet there is effective treatment and often a reasonable chance of a cure.

    I also know full well how horrible it is to have a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. Average time from diagnosis to death 5 years. Always fatal. No known effective treatment. Rapidly increasing incidence.

    I wish there was more research into Alzheimer’s Disease.

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