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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'

Doctors could be held responsible for patients driving with cognitive impairments

Doctors could be held responsible for patients driving with cognitive impairments

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:49:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

New research suggests that doctors evaluate their patients suffering from liver disease, for cognitive impairments to improve road safety. A number of state laws are lacking in driving safety measures with regards to those people who drive with cognitive impairment; in fact only six of the 50 states contacted had laws which required drivers with medical impairments to report their conditions.

Doctors could be held responsible for patients driving with cognitive impairments

A new, more effective vaccine to combat TB could soon be created

A new, more effective vaccine to combat TB could soon be created

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:44:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

The discovery of a new protein could be the key to a new generation of TB vaccine. Although most of the world's population has been immunised against TB through the use of the BGC vaccine, it is estimated that at least 9 million new cases worldwide are reported each year, killing up to 4,700 people per day. This has sparked calls for a new vaccine to be created so that deaths caused by TB can be effectively prevented.

A new, more effective vaccine to combat TB could soon be created

EPA/DOE Radiation Monitors Show No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached U.S.

EPA/DOE Radiation Monitors Show No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached U.S.

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:32:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Current EPA/DOE monitoring equipment is showing trace amounts of radiation that poses no threat to public health at the current levels. The EPA's RadNet system and the DOE's radiation detection equipment is located throughout the country and designed to notify scientists in close to real time of any elevated levels of radiation.

EPA/DOE Radiation Monitors Show No Radiation Levels of Concern Have Reached U.S.

Electron Bolt Lightning Science

Electron Bolt Lightning Science

Posted Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:55:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

South Africa: Lightning-thunderstorms have become a horror factor in South Africa with many rural villages, urban squatter settlements and those without shelter (homeless, street-kids) exposed to the natural elements.

Electron Bolt Lightning Science

Scientists warn against Japanese nuclear panic in US

Scientists warn against Japanese nuclear panic in US

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

The nuclear situation in Japan is not comparable with the disaster at Chernobyl say experts who warn against panic buying of anti-radiation pills in the United States. The experts say that comparisons between the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where Japanese authorities are working to cool fuel ponds following last Friday's earthquake and tsunami, and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster are inaccurate.

Scientists warn against Japanese nuclear panic in US

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:53:02 GMT by Michael Evans

Young UK scientists find a way of tweaking chemical structures of molecules from deepsea sponges to make anti-cancer drugs. A report in a recent edition of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, described how a young scientist from Imperial College London had been awarded a grant of £106,079 to investigate naturally occurring chemicals found in sea sponges in an effort to find out more about anti-cancer drugs.

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

Eat an apple a day ... really

Eat an apple a day ... really

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Chinese scientists report that eating apples extended the lifespan of test animals by 10%. Apples are traditionally associated with health. Most of us will be familiar with the saying, said to originate in 19th century Wales, that ''an apple a day keeps the doctor away''. Many of us will also be familiar with Prince Ahmed's apple in Tales of the Arabian Nights that was said to be ''the cure for every disorder.''

Eat an apple a day ... really

Paris Hilton given Heart of Gold Award

Paris Hilton given Heart of Gold Award

Posted Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:47:00 GMT by Andy Tillett

Paris Hilton is to be awarded the 2011 Heart of Gold Award by Starlight Children's Foundation. The hotel heiress, her mother Kathy and sister Nicky will all receive the accolade for their work with the charity, which benefits seriously and terminally ill children. The trio have been chosen as they are ''individuals who have a deep commitment to children and generous hearts.''

Paris Hilton given Heart of Gold Award

Review due into Australian Stem Cell Research Legislation

Review due into Australian Stem Cell Research Legislation

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:45:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

An independent committee is expected to release its latest review into the legislation surrounding stem cell research in Australia. Stem cell research is something which is given a high priority by the Australian government, as it prides itself on providing responsible research with appropriate guidelines, which is ultimately beneficial to human life.

Review due into Australian Stem Cell Research Legislation

Patrick Dempsey races against Alzheimer's

Patrick Dempsey races against Alzheimer's

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:39:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Patrick Dempsey is auctioning off the chance to watch him race for the Alzheimer's association. The 'Grey's Anatomy' star is offering the highest bidder the opportunity to accompany him to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California on July 9. The actor is a keen fan of competitive motor racing and runs and drives for his own team, suitably titled Dempsey Racing.

Patrick Dempsey races against Alzheimer's

'Celebrity Tap' water launched

'Celebrity Tap' water launched

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

Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Robin Williams have all donated 'Celebrity Tap' bottles of water to raise awareness of World Water Week. The 'brand' of water has been developed by UNICEF as a parody on expensive designer varieties of mineral water, and despite the fancy design of the bottles, they contain only normal tap water donated by the respective celebrities.

'Celebrity Tap' water launched

Debate over promoting ideal body images continues

Debate over promoting ideal body images continues

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

A new study looks into the effects of promoting ideal body images in the media. There have been many theories regarding the effects that promoting the ideal of having a perfect body in the media has on its recipients. Is it detrimental to the average persons' mental health and well being? Are these images that bombard us every day unobtainable?

Debate over promoting ideal body images continues

Make A Splash On World Water Day - March 22nd

Make A Splash On World Water Day - March 22nd

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:02:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Sometimes it's easy to forget how valuable water is. Especially, in Europe and North American where homeowners take hot and cold running water for granted. Of course, it isn't so easy for millions of people around the world who don't have access to a clean, reliable water supply and, as a result, have to resort to drinking unsafe water.

Make A Splash On World Water Day - March 22nd

Cough, cough; how air pollution affects our hearts

Cough, cough; how air pollution affects our hearts

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:30:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Feeling a bit short of breath? You can blame pollution. A research group based at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York has been measuring our response to miniscule particles found in our atmosphere. The pollutant particles, which we breathe in as part of our everyday life, have long been associated with and thought to exacerbate several cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.

Cough, cough; how air pollution affects our hearts

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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

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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

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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

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

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Three genes tying migraine sufferers together

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:40:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Concern about radiation levels in Japanese food

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

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:52:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

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

Children falling victim to increasingly medicated society

Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Do little girls stay too clean?

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:10:02 GMT by Michael Evans