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Time called on US coal plants' 20 year 'toxic loophole'

Time called on US coal plants' 20 year 'toxic loophole'

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Two decades of missed opportunities to slash toxins from coal-power smoke stacks should be ended soon. The American Lung Association is pressing for concrete action to finally be taken to upgrade US coal plants, and so remove dangerous substances from their emissions. Now it's over to the EPA to produce the proposals that will finally banish effects of the 'toxic loophole' on the air we breathe.

Time called on US coal plants' 20 year 'toxic loophole'

How an injured heart heals itself

How an injured heart heals itself

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Research shows how newborn mammals have the ability to repair damage to their hearts - an ability that has been lost by adulthood. It might seem like something from science fiction, but researchers at The University of Texas South-Western Medical Centre have discovered that if the heart of a newborn mammal gets damaged it can completely heal itself.

How an injured heart heals itself

How a common throat bacteria can lead to meningitis

How a common throat bacteria can lead to meningitis

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:06:00 GMT by Michael Evans

French researchers have discovered how a generally harmless bacterium can enter the bloodstream and cause meningitis or septicaemia.

How a common throat bacteria can lead to meningitis

Causative link in fish between Bromine concentrations and Mercury deposits

Causative link in fish between Bromine concentrations and Mercury deposits

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:39:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

New evidence goes some way towards explaining the link between heavy metal concentrations in fish and the chemicals found in sea water. The bad news is that fish stocks are heavily contaminated with heavy metals and toxins; years and years of polluting the sea and abusing the planets natural resources has finally begun to affect human food supply.

Causative link in fish between Bromine concentrations and Mercury deposits

Canada to restrict mercury products

Canada to restrict mercury products

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Canada Environment Minister calls for a ban on products containing mercury for harming children's health. Thermometers, thermostats, batteries and fluorescent bulbs would all be taken off the shelves if the regulation proposed by Minister of the Environment Peter Kent in a bill this week.

Canada to restrict mercury products

Tomatoes good for health - even on pizza - report confirms

Tomatoes good for health - even on pizza - report confirms

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tomatoes can help combat a wide variety of serious conditions and the magic ingredient isn't harmed, but enhanced, by cooking scientists confirm. Tomatoes are good for you according to a new review, and even better if you cook them – which is good news for Americans, who make the red vegetable one of their favorite foods, and anyone else who likes pizza.

Tomatoes good for health - even on pizza - report confirms

Pollution Leads To More Resistant Bacteria

Pollution Leads To More Resistant Bacteria

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

Swedish scientists produce evidence highlighting the danger from antibiotic pollution in promoting resistance in bacteria. Antibiotic factories in India, where there is a huge pharmacological manufacturing industry, have been pumping massive doses of antibiotics into rivers.

Pollution Leads To More Resistant Bacteria

Silver to solve urgent need for emergency water supplies

Silver to solve urgent need for emergency water supplies

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:11:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

Having access to clean drinking water is something which the western world generally takes for granted, and yet producing sanitized water in an emergency is one of the greatest problems faced by the civilized world in the aftermath of a large-scale environmental disaster. With cataclysmic events such as the Haitian and Christchurch earthquakes and the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina saga, the lack of clean water is one of the biggest problems facing survivors.

Silver to solve urgent need for emergency water supplies

Scientists find evidence for healing properties of tansy

Scientists find evidence for healing properties of tansy

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:02:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Known to folk healers for centuries, scientists have now found evidence that tansy could help treat herpes. Everything from rheumatism to intestinal worms and sores to fertility problems have been treated by this pretty little plant which was grown in Emperor Charlemagne's herb garden.

Scientists find evidence for healing properties of tansy

Increased hay fever latest side effect of climate change

Increased hay fever latest side effect of climate change

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:33:04 GMT by Martin Leggett

News article describing the results of a study, published Mon 21-Feb-2011, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looking at ragweed pollen season and local climate changes. Finds that both pollen season and the frost free period have increased, and that they show strong correlation. Climate change may therefore be increasing misery for hay fever sufferers.

Increased hay fever latest side effect of climate change

EU steps up the fight against toxic chemicals

EU steps up the fight against toxic chemicals

Posted Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:11:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

The European Union is taking a lead in banning toxic chemicals found in many household products. The European Commission has taken major steps in the way it reviews and approves toxic chemicals that are used to make consumer products which are available within the EU. They have just confirmed that legislation effectively banning six particularly toxic chemicals from the EU will be enacted within the next three to five years.

EU steps up the fight against toxic chemicals

Do little girls stay too clean?

Do little girls stay too clean?

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

By over protecting little girls from dirt and germs can often lead to illnesses in later life. Little boys are not so protected and lower incidence of these illnesses. Dr Sharyn Clough, from the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University puts forward the view that this emphasis on cleanliness may contribute to higher rates of certain diseases in adult women.

Do little girls stay too clean?

Passive smoking a killer with children smoked out in cars

Passive smoking a killer with children smoked out in cars

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:21:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Passive smoking, where non-smokers breathe in the second-hand smoke of others took a little longer to be recognised. After the popular British entertainer Roy Castle died in 1994 from lung cancer caused by passive smoking, people generally began to take notice. Although he had never smoked, Roy Castle had spent much of his life working in smoky clubs.

Passive smoking a killer with children smoked out in cars

Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:54:00 GMT by Rachel England

Reusable bags found to have high levels of heavy metals in the US. The US non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), working with testing laboratory Frontier Global Sciences, have released results that show that of 44 organisations whose bags were tested, 16 are selling or distributing bags containing lead in amounts greater than 100 ppm (parts per million), which is in many areas the state limit for heavy metals in packaging.

Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Posted Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:01:00 GMT by Rachel England

Group campaigns for right to send pacemakers to needy countries. A group at The University of Michigan is undertaking a project it hopes will see thousands of discarded pacemakers sent to needy individuals in the world's poorer countries.

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

Texas Hill Country: Victim of sulphur dioxide emissions

Texas Hill Country: Victim of sulphur dioxide emissions

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:01:08 GMT by Paromita Pain

The Fayette Power Project in Texas — a coal-fired power plant for nearly 30 years has operated mostly without equipment designed to decrease emissions of sulfur dioxide, a component of acid rain has come under flak. Farmers are saying that the plants sulfur dioxide emissions harmed their orchards.

Texas Hill Country: Victim of sulphur dioxide emissions

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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

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

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

Three Score Years and Ten

Posted Sun, 06 May 2012 15:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Causative link in fish between Bromine concentrations and Mercury deposits

Posted Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:39:00 GMT by Nicolette Smith

High speed testing for toxins in chemicals by new robot

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

Paris Hilton given Heart of Gold Award

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

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:58:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

Posted Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:15:17 GMT by Michael Evans

Stem cell research: Two steps forward, one step back

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 14:01:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

NIH to examine how climate change may affect public health

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

Relationship violence 'normal' to disadvantaged British teens

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:45:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Children's cancers decoded

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena