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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

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

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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

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

Posted Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:58:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

Smoking linked to rising tuberculosis deaths worldwide

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 07:21:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new technology to help combat breast cancer

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:01:00 GMT by Ines Morales

New vaccine may improve malaria prevention

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:58:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

Posted Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:42:45 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Go to bed! Kids with early bed/rise times stay leaner

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:15:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

Greenpeace warns thousands still risk contamination from Chernobyl

Posted Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:49:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Possible danger in fire safety chemicals revealed by fish tests

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 09:42:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Campaign for pacemaker recycling gains momentum

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