SIRC Media Watch Archive
Panics and Scares – December 2004

Attention all men: using a laptop may, ahem, heat your testicles and cause infertility . Just months after they were warned that carrying mobile phones in their pockets might damage their sperm count, men now have to absorb the news that laptops can similarly threaten their fertility.Guardian

Newsreaders could be bad for your health. A study led by Attila Szabo at Nottingham Trent University suggests that watching an average day's events from around the world in a short time triggers depression, confusion, irritation, anger and anxiety. Guardian

Slimming pills increase chance of lesbian child.Taking pills for slimming and thyroid problems during pregnancy may increase the possibility of bearing lesbian daughters, a study has revealed. Times