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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'

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

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Spider bites and necrosis!

Posted Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:37:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How AIDS moved from chimpanzees and, now, gorillas.

Posted Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

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

Lower incidence of prostate cancer in coffee drinkers

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

New initiative for early diagnosis of genetic colorectal cancer

Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:26:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Optimistic people wired differently

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:37:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Marine organism reveals hidden secrets that could help fight disease

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

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

For every American: Safer Food regulations

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

Over 70's kidney transplants safe

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:24:01 GMT by James Mathews

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:55:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Is it time to ban BPA? For now, it's down to you to choose

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:08:00 GMT by Martin Leggett