http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtm ... ID=5972163
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The time of year in which a person is born may somehow sway the risk of developing brain cancer in adulthood, new research suggests.
If confirmed by further studies, the findings would indicate that some as yet unknown factors before or soon after birth contribute to brain cancer development decades later, according to the authors.
Their study of brain cancer patients and cancer-free adults the same age found that the risk of developing the disease appeared highest for people born in January or February and lowest for those born in July or August.
It seems like a valid test, but is this one of those studies that finds, for example, something like people who own cats prefer Ragu spaghetti sauce? A correlation that can be gleaned from data, but meaningless? Or is it just bad to be born when it's cold?
I'm a little curious to see the same study done in the southern hemisphere.