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BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?

BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:11:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Bottletop makes handbags and other fashion items out of recycled ring-pulls to raise funds for its charities while promoting musical collaboration. Bottletop is what it says on the tin, or at least ring-pull. It is a charity which raises funds by selling goods made from bottle-tops and ring-pulls by developing-world people. If you think this sounds dreadful, you'd be wrong: the goods look cool, stylish and edgy.

BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?

The healthy secrets of maple syrup unlocked by researchers

The healthy secrets of maple syrup unlocked by researchers

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 03:10:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

The natural benefits of maple syrup explored by scientists. At the 241st American Chemical Society's National Meeting in Anaheim, California, a researcher from the University of Rhode Island, Navindra Seeram revealed the 54 beneficial compounds his team have found hidden away inside pure maple syrup.

The healthy secrets of maple syrup unlocked by researchers

Researches may have found cost-effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Researches may have found cost-effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:51:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

Bariatric surgery has been hailed as a cost-effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes. There are an estimated 285 million suffers of Type 2 diabetes around the world, a figure that is expected to double by 2030 according to officials. It is essential then, that a viable solution can be found to ease the effects of Type 2 diabetes on those who suffer from it and also on the healthcare systems of each country.

Researches may have found cost-effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Western attitudes to obesity go global

Western attitudes to obesity go global

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:23:02 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The West's love for the slim is taking hold around the globe according to new anthropologists who find that societies which previously valued larger people are now turning against them. Obesity is now a global issue according to researchers who say that the stigma attached to overweight people has travelled around the world even into cultures which traditionally viewed larger people favourably.

Western attitudes to obesity go global

Infrared technology could light the way to improving hearing devices and heart conditions

Infrared technology could light the way to improving hearing devices and heart conditions

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 17:20:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A new project reveals how infrared light can stimulate cells in the inner-ear and the heart muscle. A recent discovery may pave the way for new infrared technology which will assist with cochlear implants used for deafness and hopefully will generate a range of new devices which can be used to treat disorders such as Parkinson's disease and other visual and balance related conditions.

Infrared technology could light the way to improving hearing devices and heart conditions

Walnuts Contain Most Healthy Antioxidants

Walnuts Contain Most Healthy Antioxidants

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

A new study presented yesterday at the 241st meeting of the American Chemical Society shows that walnuts have more and healthier antioxidants than other nuts. J. Vinson, Ph.D. of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, who carried out the study, says that they compared walnuts with pistachios, almonds, macadamias, cashews, pecans, peanuts, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts, and walnuts contain twice as much antioxidants as any of the other nuts.

Walnuts Contain Most Healthy Antioxidants

New EPA US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Report Details Successes

New EPA US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Report Details Successes

Posted Sun, 27 Mar 2011 16:21:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The EPA has released a report detailing a variety of initiatives that aim to improve the environment and improve public health along the US-Mexico border by 2012. The bi-national initiative, dubbed ''The Border 2012 Program, it has been successful in promoting clean air and drinking water by reducing exposure to toxic waste and updating measures that are in place for disaster preparedness along the border between the US and Mexico.

New EPA US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Report Details Successes

The Value of Open Spaces to Disadvantaged Poor Communities

The Value of Open Spaces to Disadvantaged Poor Communities

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:31:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

It is without a doubt that nature offers us survival resources which we as humans have abused, misused and taken for granted. As access to natural resources become economically defined in an unfair society, access to survival resources such as water and food is an issue of affordability and economic status, thus consigning the poor to a life of dire straits.

The Value of Open Spaces to Disadvantaged Poor Communities

Brain's plasticity gives new hope for Alzheimer's fight

Brain's plasticity gives new hope for Alzheimer's fight

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:34:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Our brain's are able to change as we undergo new experiences and a Canadian researcher has found that simple training programs can help elderly people reassign areas of their brains as Alzheimer's affects them.

Brain's plasticity gives new hope for Alzheimer's fight

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new study has found that a high-fibre diet in youth has a life-long beneficial effect on reducing the risk of heart disease. Scientists found that eating a high fibre diet when young and middle-aged can help protect from heart disease in later life. While eating well in old age may be acting too late to have beneficial effects the study found that those between 20 and 59-years-of-age with the highest fibre intake lowered their risk of cardiovascular for life.

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Simple measures could drastically cut child diarrhea deaths

Simple measures could drastically cut child diarrhea deaths

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:57:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

1.4 million child deaths could be saved each year, just by universally applying proven health measures and low-cost diarrhea treatments - for a cost of less $5 per head. So says a new study into how scaling-up of individual programs could affect diarrhea death rates amongst children under 5, in 68 of the poorest countries.

Simple measures could drastically cut child diarrhea deaths

Further concern about radioactive contamination in Japan

Further concern about radioactive contamination in Japan

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:14:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Radioactive material continues to flow from the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima Daiichi to contaminate food and water supplies. The radioactice cloud continues to spread. Parents have been told that Tokyo tap water is no longer safe for babies to drink after it was discovered that iodine levels are more than twice the recommended limit.

Further concern about radioactive contamination in Japan

Solange's track for clean water

Solange's track for clean water

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:22:00 GMT by Andy Tillett

Solange Knowles is releasing a tack, 'Kenya' to raise money for clean water across Africa. The singer, sister of Beyonce Knowles, teamed up with musicians Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Twin Shadow on the song - part of the 'Donate To Download' initiative - and has been bombarding her celebrity friends with emails urging them to get it.

Solange's track for clean water

Concern about radiation levels in Japanese food

Concern about radiation levels in Japanese food

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:43:00 GMT by Michael Evans

There is mounting concern about levels of radioactive materials that have been released into the Earth's atmosphere folloing the Fukushima nuclear emergency. The situation is confused, with Japanese people not knowing who they can trust.

Concern about radiation levels in Japanese food

Japanese radiation fears may be greatly exaggerated

Japanese radiation fears may be greatly exaggerated

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:19:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Apart from the 300 brave workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japanese people are being told that there is little risk to them from radiation, but many Japanese do not fully trust what they are being told. Intense radiation exposure can be very nasty. High doses can penetrate the body like an X-ray and can attack very quickly.

Japanese radiation fears may be greatly exaggerated

World Water Day 2011: African cities see increase in 'water poor'

World Water Day 2011: African cities see increase in 'water poor'

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:33:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Some of the most water-deprived populations are to be found in Africa's growing cities, according to a new UN report published the day before World Water Day 2011. As cities on the continent grow, a new route forward is mapped to help the growing numbers of 'water poor', taking an ecological approach to solving clean water and sanitation issues.

World Water Day 2011: African cities see increase in 'water poor'

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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

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Pollution grows in China

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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

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

American Academy of Pediatrics issues updates on immunization

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:45:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

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

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

Foot-and-mouth infectious for less time - raising hopes for binning culls

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Calls to better protect US public from chemical health risks

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 13:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:34:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:30:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

'Celebrity Tap' water launched

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:11:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Mammals' heart disease risk may be a quirk of evolution

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2011 01:21:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

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

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

How an injured heart heals itself

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Michael Evans