May 27, 2010

Director Michael Bay Likes Booty

1 Why Megan Fox Lost Transformers 3 Role: Too Skinny

"He just hired a Victoria Secret model to replace her, so I don't think that's the reason"
- Katie in the comments

Hollywood news site The Wrap is reporting that the real reason Megan Fox was released from Transformers 3 was that her weight had dropped to a size 0, she was pale, underweight, and unhealthy looking. The Wrap's source said that director Michael Bay had given Fox an ultimatum to gain enough weight to return to the size 2 or 4 that she had been during filming for the previous two installments. Fox was unable to return to her previous look. In this version of the story Fox quit because she felt that Bay was being verbally abusive and overly critical of her appearance. We may never really know who fired who, but if it's come to the point that actresses are losing work because they are too skinny, then perhaps a turning point of sorts has been reached. (Photo: PR Photos)

More at Wrap | Posted 7 years ago by Mark

Tags: T3, Transformers 3, Michael Bay, Megan Fox, Size 0, Size Zero, Rosie Huntington-Whitely

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Clean Teeth, Clean Health

2 Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day or Risk Heart Disease

"All this study found is that slobs have a higher risk of heart disease: slobs eat crap and don't exercise (and don't brush their teeth)"
- Crenobula in the comments

Brushing your teeth won't just keep the dentist away, but also cardiac doctors too. A new published research has found that those who have poor oral hygiene have an increased risk of heart disease, compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day. Professor Richard Watt from University College London analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who participated in the Scottish Healthy Survey. The research shows that participants who didn't frequently brush their teeth had a 70 percent increased risk of heart disease, compared to those who have a good oral hygiene routine. Professor Watt adds that, "Further experimental studies will be needed to confirm whether the observed association between oral health behavior and cardio vascular disease is in fact causal or merely a risk marker."

More at E! Science News | Posted 7 years ago by Yi Chen

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Dentist, Disease, Health, Heart, Professor Richard Watt, University College London, Teeth, Tooth, Brush, Hygiene, Oral, Dental, Cardio, Cardiac

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Melanoma on Rise

3 Tanning Beds Triple Cancer Risk

Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is occurring more frequently, and use of indoor tanning beds could be to blame. CNN reports on a new large study, published in Cancer Epidemiology. Researchers from the University of Minnesota concluded that people who regularly use tanning beds may be tripling their risk of developing melanoma, which can invade deep into tissue and spread to other body parts. Specifically, people who've spent more than 50 hours in tanning beds have triple the risk of melanoma. Also, those who used tanning bed for more than 10 years or more than 100 sessions had 2.5 times greater risk of developing the deadly cancer. Researchers were unable to conclude whether one type of tanning machine is more dangerous than another.

More at CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Redheads Use Tanning Beds More

Tags: Tanning Bed Use, Tanning Bed Causing Deadly Cancer, Rates of Melanoma Increasing, Dangers of Tanning Beds, New Tanning Bed Study, Indoor Tanning Beds Dangerous, Tanning Beds Triple Cancer Risk, Frequent Use of Tanning Beds Deadly, Ban Tanning Beds, University of Minnesota

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Sleep at Your Own Risk

4 Sleeping Woman Locked in Empty Plane

A sleeping Michigan woman, exhausted from a series of travel delays, was overlooked and awoke horrified to be locked inside an empty plane, reports CNN. The abandoned woman, 36-year-old Ginger McGuire, is suing United Airlines and a partner airline over her experience with the United Express Flight 8080, which landed in Philadelphia around 12:30 a.m. McGuire was discovered after four hours by a cleaning crew. According to CNN, McGuire said that waking up inside a locked empty plane was "very horrifying." It's the responsibility of flight attendants to make sure that no passengers are left on planes, but somehow a procedure breakdown occurred.

More at CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: United Airlines, United Locks Woman in Plane, Sleeping Woman Locked in Plane, Woman Locked in Empty Plane Sues, Sleeping on Plane at Own Risk, United Express Flight 8080

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Chemicals Form in Waste Water

5 Detergent Ingredients May Be Cancer-Causing

Scientists have found that certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents, and other household cleaning agents may be a source for the formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in the water supply called N-nitrodimethylamine or NDMA. The study, published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that NDMA can form in small amounts from quaternary amines, substances used in cleaning agents and cosmetics, during the disinfection of waste water at sewage treatment plants. NDMA and other nitrosamines are classified as probable human carcinogens by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The report notes that some of the quaternary amines are removed before forming NDMA, but a few may still persist and have a potentially harmful effect.

More at Science Daily | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: EPA and FDA to Study Dangers of BPA

Tags: Cancer, Cancer Risks, Carcinogens, Chemical of Concern, EPA

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