From The Daily Telegraph By Laura Clout Scientists have discovered a potential link between deodorants and breast cancer. High levels of aluminum, which makes up 90 per cent of the anti-perspirant part of most products, were found in the breast tissue of cancer patients who had undergone mastectomies. The element has been linked to the disease by earlier studies. Scientists have previously warned that aluminum could be absorbed through the skin, particularly after the armpits are shaved. Once in the body, it may mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to be involved in the development and progression of breast cancer. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By Randi Hutter Epstein, MD Dr. Sarah L. Berga has devoted her career to one of the most hotly debated subjects in the fertility business: getting pregnant without costly drugs. She is one of a handful of physician-scientists exploring how chronic stress may keep some women from ovulating and how relaxation techniques may help. More precisely, these researchers are examining how chronic stress alters brain signals to the hypothalamus, the walnut-size organ that serves as the master of ceremonies overseeing the delicately timed hormonal dance. Or as Dr. Berga puts it, she explores “how the hypothalamus talks to the pituitary that in turns talks to the ovary.” Tango’s Take
From The Daily Telegraph By Ben Farmer The wife of Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal footballer, has been granted a divorce after four years of marriage on the grounds of his behaviour. Thierry Henry announced he was leaving Claire Merry in June, just before his transfer to Barcelona Claire Merry, a model, was granted a decree nisi at the Principal Registry of the High Court's Family Division amid speculation that Henry, 30, could face the biggest ever divorce payout for a footballer. The French international has an estimated fortune of £25 million. There has been speculation that Ms Merry, 27, is asking for a £10 million settlement. Under British law, Henry could be forced to pay out half his wealth. Tango’s Take
From US Weekly Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams have split, Us Weekly can confirm. A source close to the couple tells Us that Heath and Michelle "quietly and amicably split a few weeks ago." "The relationship had been rocky recently. They tried very hard to make it work but finally decided to separate. They just grew apart." The couple, who live in Brooklyn, NY and have a daughter, Mathilda, 23 months, met on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2004. Tango’s Take
From The Yorkshire Post Women use kissing as a means to assess a relationship and its future while men appear to kiss in a bid to increase the likelihood of having sex, a study has found. Women placed more importance on kissing and were more likely to evaluate their partner's kissing ability on factors such as the smell of their breath and the appearance of their teeth. The study of more than 1,000 students at the New York State University also found fewer women than men were willing to have sex without kissing their partners first. Women also felt that a bad kisser was less attractive. The study, published in Evolutionary Psychology, found men were less discriminating when it came to deciding who to kiss or who to have sex with. Tango’s Take
From Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - An Indiana University researcher is helping confirm what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks. And guys won't be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are. Peter M. Todd of IU's cognitive science program and other researchers found that in a speed dating situation, men tended to select nearly every woman above a certain minimum attractiveness threshold. Women's actual choices, like men's, did not reflect their stated preferences, but they made more discriminating choices, the researchers found. Tango’s Take
Tango’s Take This divorce is being taken to the next level. We haven’t seen this many subpoenas since Ken Starr took on Slick Willy, babe. (That was us channeling Dennis Miller). Team K-Fed is passing out subpoenas like candy. Some of the highlights include serving Britney’s assistant at a late night party, serving her rehab center, attempting to serve Britney’s pal Sam Lufti (resulting in car collisions) and serving former Britney manager Larry Rudolph. Rupolph said that he wanted to stay out of the fray and dodged getting papers. They caught up to him at Sunset Tan. We sympathize; you need to have a nice tan living in LA. Now Team Federline is asking that Britney pay for his legal expenses. And they decided to publicize how much she makes per month ($737,868) to accomplish that. Diabolical. We would think that he would hilariously serve people by out-dancing them and informing then that ‘you’ve been served, sucka.’ And then moon walking out of sight.
From CNN (CNN) -- A former NASA astronaut accused of assaulting a romantic rival at a Florida airport can take off her electronic tracking bracelet while she awaits trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Attorneys for former astronaut Lisa Nowak said her ankle bracelet was uncomfortable and inconvenient. The bracelet was uncomfortable, inconvenient and cost Lisa Nowak $105 a week, her attorneys argued. Those reasons alone weren't enough to order the monitor removed, Orange County Circuit Court Judge Marc Lubet said in his ruling. He said the monitoring device was not fulfilling its purpose. Although the alleged victim, Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman, testified earlier this month that she remains afraid of Nowak and wants the monitor to remain, Shipman "chose to travel to the defendant's hometown of Houston, Texas, on three or four occasions ... to visit her boyfriend" since the incident, Lubet wrote. Tango’s Take
From The Denver Post Moscow - A Russian region of Ulyanovsk has found a novel way to fight the nation's birth-rate crisis: It has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate. The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who "give birth to a patriot" during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes. Ulyanovsk, about 550 miles east of Moscow, has held similar contests since 2005. Since then, the number of competitors, and the number of babies born to them, has been on the rise. Russia, with one-seventh of Earth's land surface, has just 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. With a low birth rate and a high death rate, the population has been shrinking since the early 1990s.