Editor’s Selections: Obesity outweighs smoking, cutting remarks about circumcision, roller coasters are a headache, and the societal cost of excess lead.

Editor's Selections 22 Comments
By Travis Saunders

Travis SaundersTravis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.

  • One puff forward, two pounds back. Brain Blogger discusses a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine which suggests that the obesity epidemic may offset any public health benefits of smoking cessation and prevention.
  • What lives in foreskin.  The Viral Web explores changes in penile bacteria communities post circumcision, and explains why this is important for HIV prevention.  In Circumcision: a response to Amy Tuteur The Lay Scientist argues that deciding against circumcision is not the same as refusing to vaccinate your children.
  • Roller coasters can be such a headache. Which is more dangerous for your brain: a roller coaster, or a pillow fight?  The answer might surprise you.
  • Crime and public health: plumbum causa. In a fascinating post, Evidence-Based Public Health examines the link between childhood blood lead concentration and risk of arrest.

See you all next Wednesday!

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