Friday, September 28, 2007

Why Women Worry

I was just looking through the popular stories of Yahoo News and found that the first news story was answered by the next three.

Why Women Worry So Much - Fri Sep 28, 12:15 PM ET Sent 8,376 times
Scientists have known that on the whole, females of all ages tend to worry more and have more intense worries than males. Women also tend to perceive more risk in situations and grow more anxious than men.

6 die from brain-eating amoeba in lakes AP - Fri Sep 28, 2:18 PM ET Sent 3,975 times
PHOENIX - It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.

FDA officials: Cold meds not for kids AP - Fri Sep 28, 1:59 PM ET Sent 1,485 times
WASHINGTON - Very young children simply should not take some commonly used cold and cough medicines, federal health officials say in recommending that the "consult your physician" advice to parents on the labels be dropped.

Russian woman's 12th baby weighs in at 7.75 kg Reuters - Wed Sep 26, 10:16 AM ET Sent 906 times
BARNAUL, Russia (Reuters) - A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child -- doing more than her fair share to stem Russia's population decline -- was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 7.75 kg (17.1 lb).

To sum up: The reason women worry so much is because they're paying attention. I mean, who wouldn't be scared of delivering a 17 pound baby that gets screwed-up by cold medicine before having its brain eaten by amoeba? That's the kind of shit that keeps me up at night.

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