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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

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

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Latest Genetic Links with Medicine.

Posted Thu, 24 Dec 2015 12:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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Posted Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:46:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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!

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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.)

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Whale genes needed for age research

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Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

EU steps up the fight against toxic chemicals

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

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Posted Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:51:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Room for one more

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:39:31 GMT by Laura Brown

Pilgrimage warning after Pakistan polio discovery

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:15:32 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Methane-contaminated drinking water confirmed near fracking wells

Posted Mon, 09 May 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

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

Passive smoking a killer with children smoked out in cars

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

25th April - World Malaria Day

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

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Shedding light on an environmental problem

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