With reference to Blame it on Hormones (June 26), I would like to state that the piece was an enlightening one. We are aware of the fact that late marriage may lead to infertility problems. The fact that it can also cause breast cancer is a shocker. It is believed in our society that if the mother has a case history of cancer, then she is the one who passes on the genes to her children. But the fact that even the father who has a history of prostrate cancer or any other form of cancer can pass on the defective genes will definitely help to dismiss the earlier assumptions made by medical researchers.
Bipasha Mukherjee Salt Lake
New stay-fit mantra
Stay fit with iPod (June 26) was an interesting story. It provides fitness buffs with a novel way of staying fit. The sensitive accelerometer can be used to assess a jogger’s ‘run data’. The fact that this sensor can also be used in any compatible shoes does seem to be a USP of the product. Also, the website, nikeplus.com, will help users to keep in touch with runners from every corner of the globe and challenge them to a virtual race ' this definitely makes the Apple Sport Kit quite different from other hi-tech products.
Sudipto Ghosh Barrackpore
Boon to rural folks
With reference to Bridging the medical divide (June 26), the proposed system apparently appears to be a boon to those living in rural areas. The concept of video-conferencing has been in vogue in our country for quite some time. But researchers have taken quite a lot of time to realise that this technology, if applied in rural areas, will benefit those living in such places immensely. The initiative being taken by the researchers at Jadavpur University is commendable. It’s better late than never.
Ritu Chattopadhyay Sodepur
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