Thursday, May 20, 2010

Link to AP Story on Link Between ADHD and Pesticides

A commenter noted that I failed to include a link to the story on the study which showed a link between ADHD and pesticides in a prior posting here at Jazz Ramblings.  Here is the link.

Thanks for your interest and please keep the comments coming!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BBC News - US jazz pianist Hank Jones dies at 91

BBC News - US jazz pianist Hank Jones dies at 91

Jazz pianist Hank Jones, who famously accompanied Marilyn Monroe in her "Happy Birthday" song to President Kennedy, has died at age 91. He was named pianist of the year at the Jazz Awards in 2009. In 2008 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Strong Reason to Eat Organic

ADHD linked to kids' exposure to pesticides: study

May 17, 2010
A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.
While the study couldn't prove that pesticides contribute to learning problems, experts said it's persuasive.
In the body, pesticides break down into compounds that can be measured in urine. The study, published today in Pediatrics, found the compounds in the urine of 94 percent of the children.
Kids with higher levels had increased chances of having ADHD, the study said.