Archive for October, 2009

New Mexico samples Rio Grande irrigation water for drugs, contaminants

Scientists, environmentalists, and high school students are commencing a 3-year study to find out more precisely is in the water from the Rio Grande. The group will be testing the water for heavy metals, bacteria, and even pharmaceuticals…. Read More.

Comfort Food: Chocolate, water reduce pain response to heat

Interesting study that demonstrates that rats respond more slowly to pain when eating a chocolate chip or sugar water. The novel part of the study is that the same delayed response to pain occurred when the rats had regular water infused into their mouths. Therefore suggesting that the calories in “comfort food” are not what provide the comfort as there are no calories in water…. Read More.

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