November 23, 2011

NPR Listeners in the Know

1 Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than No News

Fox News viewers are less informed on current events than individuals who watch no news coverage at all, suggests a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University. New Jersey residents were asked how they obtain information on current events. Next, the residents were quizzed on current events, such as the uprisings in Egypt. The poll found that NPR listeners scored the highest, and Fox News viewers scored the lowest. According to Entertainment Weekly, professor Dan Cassino says that the poll results reveal that "something about watching Fox News" leads viewers to do worse on questions on current events compared with people who watch no news coverage. What is that something?

More at Entertainment Weekly | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Fox News Makes Dumb, Dangers of Fox News, Fox News Viewers Less Informed, Better Watch No News Than Fox, Trouble Fox News, Fairleigh Dickinson University

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2 Car Pollution May Be Risk Factor in Diabetes

A ten year study involving approximately 52,000 individuals in the two biggest cities in Denmark shows that chronic air pollution from vehicles may slightly increase the risk of developing diabetes. Specifically, high nitrogen oxide since levels increased the likelihood of becoming a diabetic by four percent. The general profile of those diagnosed with diabetes was older, heavier men and former or current smokers. Ironically, pollution had a greater effect on healthier people, with diabetes in more active people and nonsmokers increasing by 10 and 12 percent, effectively. Air pollution increases inflammation which has been tied to diabetes. Commonly known diabetes risk factors still play a larger role and other factors related to air pollution may also explain the higher risk.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Study Shows Diabetes Linked to Pollution, Air Pollution Activates Inflammatory Response

Tags: Air Pollution, Diabetes, Pollutants, Nitrogen Oxide, Traffic

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