Deaths due to poor diet and inactivity are on the rise and are destined to surpass smoking as the number one cause of death unless Americans change their lifestyles, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta an interview.
Consuming foods high in animal protein, saturated fat, eggs and dairy leads to an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, part of the body’s immune system, Yale researchers have found. The study also showed that diets high in dietary fiber — tomatoes, broccoli, mixed lettuce salad with vegetables, cauliflower, etc.– were associated with a reduced risk of NHL.
NewsForge: Microsoft, SCO have a lot more explaining to do.
Whether or not Microsoft is secretly bankrolling the SCO Group for more than $100 million to attack Linux and the general open source community through questionable intellectual property lawsuits, NewsForge has learned that U.S. federal regulators may have begun investigating the relationship between the two companies — and may also be looking closely at a number of other people and companies connected to them through stock or other business transactions.
Every day, some 82,000 foreign visitors set foot in the US with a visa, and since early this year, most of them have been fingerprinted and photographed in the name of security. But despite the money spent, the inconveniences suffered, and the international ill will caused, these new measures, like most instituted in the wake of September 11, are mostly ineffectual.
For future reference: Subversion for CVS Users.
A study finds that the fruits and vegetable Americans prefer aren’t as nutritious as other choices. What’s better than an apple a day? Strawberries. I can live with that.
Edd Dumbill: What next for GNOME’s user interface?
For future reference: Structured change detection.
The Register has an interesting take on the security advantages of open-source operating systems, arguing that the UNIX architecture has more to do with it than the open-source development model.