Latest Karin B. Michels Stories

2009-07-03 11:25:00

Researchers have reported more evidence that both low and high birth weights may be linked to a risk of leukemia.

2009-05-22 01:00:00

Those who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles showed a two-thirds increase of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine, a US researcher said.

2006-05-11 12:55:00

Women with larger breasts have a greater risk of developing breast cancer before menopause than smaller-breasted women do, a new study shows.

2006-03-27 13:20:00

The diet of preschoolers may influence the risk of breast cancer during adulthood, according to a Boston-based group of investigators.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.