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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

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

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The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

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Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

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Coastal Use and Enjoyment

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25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

Foot-and-mouth infectious for less time - raising hopes for binning culls

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

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Avoiding accidents on ice

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

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

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

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

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 05:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

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

World Day for War Orphans

Posted Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop