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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

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

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Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

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Whale genes needed for age research

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Natural Human Lives

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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

Smoking linked to rising tuberculosis deaths worldwide

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 07:21:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:28:37 GMT by Dave Collier

Time to act on battle-plan to save antibiotics

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

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

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

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

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

Pollution Leads To More Resistant Bacteria

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:59:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

NIH to examine how climate change may affect public health

Posted Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:18:04 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

High speed testing for toxins in chemicals by new robot

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:31:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

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