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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

High speed testing for toxins in chemicals by new robot

High speed testing for toxins in chemicals by new robot

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

A novel robot system has been developed to test 10,000 different chemicals for possible toxicity levels. The high speed robot screening system is a part of Tox21, a collaboration of U.S. federal agencies working on improving chemical testing in America with the ultimate goal of improving people's health. Filed in environment: health.

High speed testing for toxins in chemicals by new robot

Spider venom-derived neurotoxin may assist research into heart, other diseases

Spider venom-derived neurotoxin may assist research into heart, other diseases

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:23:01 GMT by Tamara Croes

Researchers at the University of California in Riverside have discovered a previously unidentified neurotoxin from the American Funnel Web Spider (Agelenopsis aperta) which may help study the causes of several human diseases, among which are hypertension, epilepsy and congestive heart failure. Filed in environmental issues: health.

Spider venom-derived neurotoxin may assist research into heart, other diseases

Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen support Haiti relief

Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen support Haiti relief

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:48:00 GMT by Louise Saunders

Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen are to travel to Haiti to assist with the continuing post-earthquake relief efforts. After the Caribbean island was shook by the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 - measuring 7.0 and killing some 316,000 people - Oscar-winning actor Sean founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation in the hope of helping the recovering population with their ongoing struggle. Posted in environmental issues: celebrity/humanitarian relief/earthquakes/haiti/health.

Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen support Haiti relief

Bad classrooms make for unhappy kids say researchers

Bad classrooms make for unhappy kids say researchers

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:29:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A poorly equipped classroom or even a teacher who isn't getting on with their colleagues can lead to mental health problems for young students says a new study. Problems in the classroom can lead to problems in young minds scientists say, and it could be as simple as a teacher who doesn't have the respect of their colleagues according to the research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour. Filed under: Environment/Health.

Bad classrooms make for unhappy kids say researchers

Americans sicker than the English say scientists

Americans sicker than the English say scientists

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:16:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

For most chronic health conditions the extra money that America spends on being healthy doesn't seem to work according to a study that compares the States with England. Conditions which hit Americans more than the English included: obesity, diabetes, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, high cholesterol ratio, and high C-reactive protein. Americans were also more likely to self-report health problems. Filed under: Environment/Health.

Americans sicker than the English say scientists

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

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

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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

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

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

7th April - World Health Day

Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

Time to act on battle-plan to save antibiotics

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

The Value of Open Spaces to Disadvantaged Poor Communities

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

Infections in early child care can lead to fewer absences in mainstream school

Posted Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:25:03 GMT by Michael Evans

NIH to examine how climate change may affect public health

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

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Posted Sat, 04 Dec 2010 10:45:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Yoga boosts women in recovery from breast cancer treatment

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

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:19:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

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

KASPAR the Child-Robot Plays Nice

Posted Sat, 06 Nov 2010 12:25:09 GMT by Julian Jackson