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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

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

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

Research shows that the traditional view that parents are the chief influence on what children eat is not true. Children are notoriously picky about what they will eat and parents usually get the blame for this. After all, as primary caregivers, parents surely have the strongest influence on their children's eating behaviour.

The limitations of parental influence on children's eating habits

Infections in early child care can lead to fewer absences in mainstream school

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

Research shows that while children under the age of 2½ who attend early years settings may suffer more respiratory illnesses than children who stay at home, they have fewer absences when the begin mainstream school. The report in the December issue of the US journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine was the result of an eight-year study.

Infections in early child care can lead to fewer absences in mainstream school

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:30:48 GMT by Paromita Pain

The Environmental Working Group of Washington, D.C. in a report released this morning has said that drinking water from taps in America isn't not safe. The laboratory tests, they conducted found very high levels of cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium in tap water in 31 U.S. cities, including Bend.

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Safe Cosmetics for Eco-Conscious Consumers

Safe Cosmetics for Eco-Conscious Consumers

Posted Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:10:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Organic cosmetics used to be little more than a dream, but today the options are expanding rapidly, thanks in part to a growing trend among eco-conscious consumers worldwide. Luckily, a variety of safe cosmetics for eco-conscious consumers have been created by companies that are aware of the dangers present in many of the world's most popular brand names.

Safe Cosmetics for Eco-Conscious Consumers

Shedding light on an environmental problem

Shedding light on an environmental problem

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:34:02 GMT by John Dean

Research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado shows that outdoor lighting that contributes to 'sky glow' over cities interferes with chemical reactions that clean the air.

Shedding light on an environmental problem

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

Posted Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:25:34 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

A great way to encourage the next generation to be aware about their impact on the environment is to start the learning process from an early age. Safe children's toys for eco-conscious parents are more common in the marketplace, which not only improves the world we live in, but also provides a healthier choice.

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

Posted Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:28:02 GMT by Paromita Pain

WHO has approved a new meningitis vaccine that scientists hope will stem the ravaging meningitis that kill Africans across the country. In a new immunization campaign, heal officials from the US and WHO are starting camps to dose children from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east. While billions of dollars are still needed to fund these camps and cover research costs..

Fighting meningitis: New low cost solutions

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

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Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

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

Whale genes needed for age research

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Natural Human Lives

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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

Coffee connected to a decreased risk of depression in women

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:28:37 GMT by Dave Collier

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Electron Bolt Lightning Science

Posted Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:55:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Breast cancer and the environment

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:17:01 GMT by Ines Morales

BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:11:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Calls to better protect US public from chemical health risks

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 13:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

For every American: Safer Food regulations

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

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:12:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

'Celebrity Tap' water launched

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:11:00 GMT by Louise Saunders