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Child IQ loss linked to pesticides exposure in womb

Child IQ loss linked to pesticides exposure in womb

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 05:42:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A long-term study of 300 children over several years has seen lower levels of intelligence follow-on for those children whose mothers were exposed to pesticides during pregnancy. Three separate papers, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, confirm this effect for a range of environments. But this can be avoided if mothers wash fresh food thoroughly - or go for organic whenever possible - during pregnancy.

Child IQ loss linked to pesticides exposure in womb

Three million babies and mothers lives could be saved in poorer countries

Three million babies and mothers lives could be saved in poorer countries

Posted Thu, 14 Apr 2011 06:17:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

For the price of a nuclear power station, $10bn, the lives of nearly three million babies and their mothers could be saved, just by investing in tried-and-tested medical interventions in the developing world. That's just one of the conclusions of a focus on the often hidden toll of stillbirths, published in this week's Lancet.

Three million babies and mothers lives could be saved in poorer countries

Why incense could be making you sick

Why incense could be making you sick

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:33:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

The World Health Organisation issued a report outlining what constitutes a 'safe' level of exposure to the most common indoor air pollutants. One of the most common and harmful pollutants is benzene, for which there is no safe threshold of exposure. It depresses the nervous system and causes cardiac ''sensitization'' as well as headaches, dizziness and nausea.

Why incense could be making you sick

Nitrite poisoning in milk causes death of three children in China

Nitrite poisoning in milk causes death of three children in China

Posted Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:05:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Three children have died and another thirty-five suffered food poisoning after drinking bulk milk from two local dairies in Gansu province in northwest China. An initial investigation suggests that the victims were poisoned by nitrite-tainted milk.

Nitrite poisoning in milk causes death of three children in China

Time to act on battle-plan to save antibiotics

Time to act on battle-plan to save antibiotics

Posted Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:54:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

As the bugs fight back against our over-used and much-depleted antibiotic resources, the IDSA is issuing a call to arms. Action is needed now to roll out a plan to help save one of the most beneficial medical advances of the last century - antibiotics - and so save, too, millions of lives in the future.

Time to act on battle-plan to save antibiotics

Banned PCBs polluting West Africa may be from 'illegal dumps'

Banned PCBs polluting West Africa may be from 'illegal dumps'

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:05:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The role of West Africa as the world's toxic waste dump has been highlighted by the discovery of excessive levels of dangerous PCBs, along the region's coast. The study, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that the source of these banned chemicals may well be illegal waste dumps and huge ship graveyards - left by companies seeking to exploit lax enforcement of environmental regulations in the area.

Banned PCBs polluting West Africa may be from 'illegal dumps'

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

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

Water that filters through the Andes in Argentina contains such high levels of lithium and other ground elements that it could affect the health of villagers who drink it, says a report from the Lund University in Sweden.

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

Greenpeace warns thousands still risk contamination from Chernobyl

Greenpeace warns thousands still risk contamination from Chernobyl

Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:49:00 GMT by Laura Brown

As the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl approaches, Greenpeace warns the risk of food contamination remains. Greenpeace has warned hundreds of thousands of people in the Ukraine could still face radiation poisoning after food in the area surrounding the exclusion zone at Chernobyl was found to be contaminated.

Greenpeace warns thousands still risk contamination from Chernobyl

Biological invasions can be handled as natural disasters

Biological invasions can be handled as natural disasters

Posted Sun, 03 Apr 2011 10:54:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

BioScience's April issue has three authors arguing in favour of a pro-active approach to biological invasions. Biological nvasions show smilarities to natural disasters. Three scientists, A. Ricciardi, M. E. Palmer and N.D.Yan, argue that biological invasions should be treated as natural disasters. The authors of the article state that although biological invasions can sometimes lead to much more long-term economical damage than natural disasters

Biological invasions can be handled as natural disasters

The Brave men of Fukushima

The Brave men of Fukushima

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:36:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The Fukushima 50 are now resigned to the fact that their life expectancy is limited. However, they continue under appauling conditions to try to avert a global disaster. One 32-year-old member of the group, who have come to be known as the Fukushima 50, telephoned his mother and told her that he and his colleagues had discussed the situation at great length and had committed themselves to die if necessary in order to save the nation

The Brave men of Fukushima

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

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Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:50:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Child IQ loss linked to pesticides exposure in womb

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 05:42:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

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Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:47:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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