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New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A new avenue for defeating the triple menace of dengue, yellow-sickness and malaria, all diseases borne by blood-sucking mosquitoes, has been opened up by research published in tomorrow's Nature. A team from the University of California, Riverside, describes how blends of odor-stimulating compounds can fool female mosquito's from homing in on our CO2-laden breath.

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

World Health Organisation confirms link between mobile phones and cancer. The research could lead to the United Nations revisiting its guidelines on mobile phone usage. In the meantime, the World Health Organisation suggests users take protective action by limiting usage and using headsets.

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:52:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

A new online tool is being tested that aims to help doctors prescribe exercise to help prevent and treat diseases. This online solution lets doctors risk stratify patients; determine physical activity levels; give personalized exercise prescriptions that are medically accurate.

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The health of those toiling in e-waste workshops in China is at serious threat from the pollution produced - so says a new study looking at the air samples from the Chinese e-waste 'capital' of Taizhou. The research, published in Environmental Research Letters, shows high levels of inflammation and dangerous oxidants, in lung samples exposed to pollutants from the e-waste complex.

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Spotless minds rising

Spotless minds rising

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 19:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Researchers show that Metyrapone could lessen the pain of negative memories. The drug Metyrapone cuts cortisol levels, according to lead author Marie-France Marin, and changing cortisol levels close to the time of forming new memories can decrease the negative emotions that may be associated with them.

Spotless minds rising

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 17:50:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

Genes in the brains of autistic persons encode information differently from healthy brains, researchers from UCLA have found. They found that the autistic brains had less of the genes that are involved in neuron function and communication; and the autistic brains had a markedly higher level of the genes used for immune functions and inflammatory responses.

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 11:11:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Caffeine shown to reduce fertility in women. Research from the University of Nevada School of Medicine indicates that caffeine inhibits the movement of eggs along the fallopian tubes, reducing the chance of conception.

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 09:42:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tests on a group of chemicals commonly used to impart fire resistance to products shows developmental abnormalities in fish. A common chemical used in thousands of products to help save us from fire, and which has even passed into human body fluids, could be killing fish say scientists.

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:09:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Scientists are looking for ways to block a protein that helps breast cancers become resistant to drug treatments. It is thought that the protein, known as LMTK3, will now become a target for new breast cancer treatments.

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Men who drink more coffee could be at less risk from prostate cancer. The study, which focussed on a group of 50,000 men, found that those who drank six or more cups of coffee per day were 20% less like to contract prostate cancer than those who didn't drink coffee.

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

CT Scan could identify diabetics at high risk of death from heart disease

CT Scan could identify diabetics at high risk of death from heart disease

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A simple CT test could predict early death in diabetics. Heart disease is twice as common in diabetics as it is in the general population. Diabetes Care, reports that a simple CT scan could identify those diabetics that are at greatest risk of early death due to heart disease.

CT Scan could identify diabetics at high risk of death from heart disease

US Government dedicates day to skin cancer education

US Government dedicates day to skin cancer education

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 17:54:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Environmental Protection Agency has named the Friday before Memorial Day Don't Fry Day in an effort to educate Americans about the dangers of skin cancer, now the most common cancer in the states.

US Government dedicates day to skin cancer education

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Pro-biotic bacteria get a 'thumbs up' in a new paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, published today. IBD sufferers often take probiotic supplements to relieve symptoms, but in this new study, the team from Vanderbilt University believes it has found a more effective way of helping those with irritable bowels - extracting the proteins directly from the bacteria.

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Yoga doesn't just keep mind and body fit - it can aid recovery from stressful treatments such as radiation therapy. So says a new study on the benefits of yoga for women undergoing breast cancer treatment - to be presented at June's meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The meditative aspect of yoga has a crucial part to play in enhancing women's health, lowering their stress, and improving their mental outlook.

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

3,500 year old mummy diagnosed with coronary disease

3,500 year old mummy diagnosed with coronary disease

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 16:11:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Horus Project confirms that heart disease is not a ailment of modern times. At the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging in Amsterdam this week, one of the biggest talking points was an Egyptian princess known as Ahmosa-Meryet-Amon, is now officially the first person in history to be diagnosed with coronary disease.

3,500 year old mummy diagnosed with coronary disease

New tool picks out smoke-hazard in atmosphere

New tool picks out smoke-hazard in atmosphere

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 19:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A customized tool for picking up on very low levels of noxious burning byproducts has enabled NOAA scientists to sniff out isocyanic acid - a chemical linked to known health problems - in LA smog and wildfire smoke. This compound is though likely to be at worryingly high levels in cigarette smoke, as well as homes using poorly-drafted wood fires, and may increase as the planet hots up, says the paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

New tool picks out smoke-hazard in atmosphere

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Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Fruit compound may control obesity

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:34:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Tests show damage to brain in suffering Gulf War veterans

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:17:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

German E coli strain is a virulent blend of 2 other bugs

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:51:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Can nutrition alone reverse established cancers?

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 14:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:55:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Causative link in fish between Bromine concentrations and Mercury deposits

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:39:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Study shows $7 billion saving from using bikes for short journeys

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:12:00 GMT by James Mathews

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts