Researchers at UC Davis say they have a new lead in the hunt for a cause of autism - obesity during pregnancy. In a study published today in the journal Pediatrics, Davis scientists found obese mothers were 70 percent more likely to have a child with autism and twice as likely to have a child with other kinds of developmental delays compared with normal-weight moms with normal blood pressure and no diabetes.
Previous research has linked obesity during pregnancy with stillbirths, pre-term births and some birth defects. Researchers say with obesity rates headed higher in the US, their findings raise "serious public health concerns" and provide a pathway for future research. Read more on the story from Time Magazine.
Taken from the New York Times written by Tim Weiner: Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of America’s best-known broadcast journalists as an interrogator of the famous and infamous on “60 Minutes,” died on Saturday. He was 93.
On its Web site, CBS said Mr. Wallace died at a care facility in New Canaan, Conn., where he had lived in recent years. Mr. Wallace, who received a pacemaker more than 20 years ago, had a long history of cardiac care and underwent triple bypass heart surgery in January 2008. A reporter with the presence of a performer, Mr. Wallace went head to head with chiefs of state, celebrities and con artists for more than 50 years, living for when “you forget the lights, the cameras, everything else, and you’re really talking to each other,” he said in an interview with The New York Times videotaped in July 2006 and released on his death as part of the online feature “Last Word.”
Mr. Wallace created enough such moments to become a paragon of television journalism in the heyday of network news. As he grilled his subjects, he said, he walked “a fine line between sadism and intellectual curiosity.”
In a 2007 interview, Bill O'Reilly says Mike Wallace is responsible for his career:
There are a lot of crazy things that happen in San Francisco every day. And this was one of them. Check out their BYOBW race! (Bring Your Own Big Wheel!):
Tim Tebow made a special appearance at church yesterday for Easter Sunday: