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Stories by Lisa Stein

Warning: A little water can hurt babies—So don't dilute infant formula

Parents beware: diluting infant formula can be deadly. Just ask a cash-strapped Tampa, Fla., woman who, in an attempt to save money and stretch out meals for her hungry five-month-old son, watered down his formula, unwittingly causing a potentially fatal condition known as water intoxication...

December 4, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Palin takes on fruit flies--And loses

Amid the hoopla about Sarah Palin's very un-hockey mom $150,000 campaign wardrobe, the Republican veep candidate managed to drop another flammable tidbit that set off the science community,
not to mention the blogosphere...

October 27, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Study clears acrylamide of gastrointestinal cancer link

Lovers of foods cooked at high temps will be happy to know that a new study indicates a chemical called acrylamide, which forms in French fries, chips, cereals, coffee, cakes and other palate-pleasers, apparently does not raise the risk of gastrointestinal cancer...

October 20, 2008 — Lisa Stein

The real McCain-Obama debate over bear DNA

When the presidential nominees verbally duked it out during their first televised debate Friday night, many people -- including perhaps Democrat Barack Obama -- were flummoxed when Republican John McCain started railing about forking over funds to study bear DNA...

September 28, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Mystery of the "Montauk Monster"

Nothing like a bizarre-looking sea "monster" to draw crowds to a tony resort town. The blogosphere has been abuzz since early this week featured a story and photo of a bulky hairless corpse with sharp teeth and a snout that reportedly washed up in Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island, N.Y...

August 1, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Living with Cancer: Kris Carr's Story

A photographer and actress is diagnosed with tumors in her liver and lungs, but keeps her spirits up and taps resources to make the disease manageable

July 16, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Eating With Tension

Ecology -- Oncology -- Immunology -- Privacy

July 9, 2008 — Charles Q. Choi, JR Minkel, Lisa Stein, Nikhil Swaminathan, David Biello and Keren Blankfeld Schultz
Living with Cancer

Living with Cancer

Keep up your spirits and tap available resources to make the disease manageable

July 1, 2008 — Lisa Stein

News Bytes of the Week: Toxic Pets?

Trading security for sweets, Researchers trick Wi-Fi, Traders' testosterone levels predict their profits and more...

April 18, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier, Lisa Stein, Nikhil Swaminathan, JR Minkel and David Biello
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