Are there any ailments that omega-3 fatty acids aren’t good for? It now looks like these heart-friendly nutrients, found in cold-water fish like salmon and mackerel, may help prevent prostate cancer, too. In lab tests, they’ve been shown to stop prostate tumor cells from growing. And when Harvard researchers tracked 48 000 American men for 12 years, the men who ate fish more than three times a week were 44 percent less likely to develop metastatic prostate cancer than those who ate it less than twice a month.
Our children’s section in this issue deals with computer, television and cellphone addiction. I am not only concerned about the addiction, but about the other hidden dangers as well. Children seem to learn how to use each new technological breakthrough as soon as it arrives, but somehow safety issues have taken a back seat.