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Three female infants in Wuhan, Hubei Province, are showing signs of sexual development. Their parents blame their formula milk, Shengyuan Formula Milk, which has produced similar cases in female infants taking it in Jiangxi, Shandong and Guangdong provinces.
三名湖北武汉的女婴食用奶粉之后，被发现乳房增大等性发育征状。这三名女婴年龄在4个月和15个月之间，被诊断出体内的雌性激素超过了 正常水平。家长指责婴儿一直服用的圣元奶粉是主因；江西、山东、广东也出现了婴儿服用该品牌奶粉导致的类似病例。圣元公司在其网站上称所生产的商品没有质 量问题。目前健康和食品安全机构还未做出官方认定。
微软公司正在加快淘汰Win XP的步伐，包括停止为XP SP2版本发布新安全补丁。据美国《计算机世界》报道，微软似乎并不在意XP的成功，这款主流操作系统的市场份额比Vista和Win 7的总和还要大一倍。SP2是XP系统的一个重要补丁，然而SP3相比之下就不是那么关键。微软先前宣布新版浏览器IE9和Windows Live Essential都不兼容XP，旨在让用户升级操作系统。
据英国《每日邮报》报道，英国爱丁堡大学的研究人员指出，晒出均匀的古铜色皮肤是一 件不可能的事情，因为人体不同部位皮肤对日晒的反应不同。他们发表在学术期刊《实验皮肤病学》上的发现称，臀部皮肤对日晒的抵抗力相对更强，也就是说“上 色”更少。另外，那些皮肤上没有雀斑等斑点的人在日晒后皮肤更易变色。
《每日电讯报》报道，美国热播的犯罪题材电视剧《犯罪现场调查》的制片人卡罗尔·曼 德森表示，她正准备在巴黎取景拍摄一部2小时长的电影版《犯罪现场调查》。她向法国的“纯粹名人”网站透露：“（法国第一夫人）卡拉·布鲁尼给我们写信， 说她特别喜欢我们的电视剧。所以我们很高兴请她出演我们场景设在法国的《犯罪现场调查》电影。”
《每日邮报》报道，英国工程师基于大众甲壳虫，改造出一种名为“Bio-Bug”的 汽车，使用污水处理厂产生的沼气作为能源。这种技术过去曾被使用，但Bio-Bug却是全英第一辆燃烧沼气但性能没有下降的汽车；最高时速可达114英 里。每立方米沼气能够供该车行驶5.3英里，意味着一个污水处理厂每年能为该车型提供9540万英里的燃料，同时减少1.9万吨二氧化碳排放。该车可靠性 的提升使得发明者确信它能把电动车挤出市场，同时为绿色汽车革命做铺垫。
英国《每日邮报》报道，当前最热门的新型减肥方式就是向难于撼动的赘肉实施“冻 刑”，直至“冻死”。 这种源自美国的减肥术所采用的创新性机器名为“Zeltiq”，利用被称之为“冷冻溶脂术”的冷却手段锁定、冻结并最终分解脂肪细胞。测试结果显示一次 Zeltiq治疗便可将被治疗区域最多25%的脂肪摧毁。虽然提供这一疗法的医生大为推崇，声称冷冻溶脂术要优于射频和超声波技术；伦敦整形外科中心的整 形外科医生罗伯托·维尔博士则指出：“总体上说，这种方式似乎很有趣，也很安全，但问题是，所有被破坏的脂肪都能被排出体外吗？”
Formula milk blamed for early development
Three female infants in Wuhan, Hubei Province, are showing signs of sexual development, including breast growth. The girls, ranging from 4 months to 15 months, have been diagnosed with abnormally high female hormones. Their parents blame their formula milk, Shengyuan Formula Milk, which has produced similar cases in female infants taking it in Jiangxi, Shandong and Guangdong provinces. Shengyuan claims on its website that their products are safe. Health and food safety authorities have not made any official conclusions.
Microsoft speeds up Win XP phase-out
Microsoft is stepping up efforts to phase out its operating system Windows XP, including refusals to issue new security patches for Windows XP Service Pack 2. Microsoft doesn't seem particularly pleased about the success of XP, the mainstream operating system that still claims more than twice the market share of Windows Vista and Windows 7 combined, according to PC World. The SP2 patch is a significant upgrade for XP, while SP3 isn't as critical. Microsoft announced earlier that Internet Explorer 9 and the new version of Windows Live Essential will not be XP-compatible, in its effort to get users to upgrade.
Finalist dies at World Sauna event
The annual World Sauna Championships in Heinola, Finland, on Saturday have ended in tragedy, with the death of one of the finalists, BBC reported. Vladimir Ladyzhensky of Russia and Finnish rival Timo Kaukonen collapsed and were taken to the hospital after withstanding a temperature of 110 degrees Celsius for six minutes. Ladyzhensky later died.
Police nab tax office bomb suspect
Guangxi police said Sunday they have arrested the man wanted for the bombing of a tax office in Changsha, Hunan Province. The suspect, Liu Zhuiheng, 51, of Hengyang, Hunan, was captured at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in Quanzhou, Guangxi. An explosion occurred on July 30 on the third floor of a district tax office in Changsha, killing four and injuring another 19. Police said the suspect admitted he had committed the crime.
Seniors push physical limits
To challenge their physical limits, more than 400 senior citizens took a nonstop fast walk covering 51.8 kilometers in the heat of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Saturday evening, the Chengdu Evening News reported. It took them about 10 hours to finish. They brought medicine to cope with heat stroke and other situations. Some were tailed by private cars with medicine in case of an emergency. Doctors say seniors who are interested in such activities should consider their physical situations and a medical care team is necessary.
Mission impossible: perfect tan
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that an even tan is impossible to achieve, the Daily Mail reported. They found some body areas are much more resistant to tanning than others. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Dermatology, show that people's bottoms are much more resistant to sunshine, and when they does go red, they tan less well than other areas. It also found that people with no freckles tanned more easily than those with freckles.
French First Lady may appear in Paris CSI
Carol Mendolson, a producer of the U.S. TV crime show CSI, said she was preparing to make a two-hour CSI TV movie set in Paris, the Daily Telegraph reported. "(The French First Lady) Carla Bruni wrote to us to say she absolutely adored our show," she told France's Pure People. "So we would be delighted to offer her a part in our CSI film set in France."
Beetle powered by methane gas
British engineers have converted a Volkswagen Beetle into the "Bio-Bug", a car powered by the biogas produced from human waste at sewage plants, the Daily Mail reported. This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain's first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced and has a top speed of 114 miles per hour. The Bio-Bug can go 5.3 miles per cubic meter of biogas, which means that just one sewage plant could power 95.4 million miles a year, saving 19,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The vehicle's improved reliability means that its makers believe it can "blow away" electric cars and pave the way for a green motoring revolution.
New weight-loss procedure freezes fat
The hottest new weight-loss procedure to arrive in the UK freezes hard-to-shift flab to death, the Daily Mail reported. Fresh from the U.S., this innovative machine goes by the name of Zeltiq, and uses a cooling method called cryolipolysis to target, chill and break down fat cells. Tests have shown that just one treatment is capable of destroying up to 25 percent of fat cells in the area. While doctors offering the treatment are singing its praises over procedures that use radio frequency and ultrasound technologies, Roberto Viel, a cosmetic surgeon from the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery, says: "In principle, it seems very interesting and safe, but the question is: will the body be able to wash out all the destroyed fat?"