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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

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

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

School meals in America are set to undergo a healthy change with the inclusion of more fruits and vegetables. The Congress has recently given approval for a new bill that seeks to replace the usual fries and drinks with healthier options...

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

For every American: Safer Food regulations

For every American: Safer Food regulations

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

The New Food Safety bill passed in the US is today a year and half old. It has features that have been praised by food activists as ''the most important food-safety legislation in a generation''. What does it mean for the ordinary shopper?

For every American: Safer Food regulations

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

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

With World AIDS Day just behind us, a look at the latest UNAIDS Report on the Global Aids Epidemic 2010 show a mix of positive and negative trends on the global epidemic. Global deaths due to HIV/AIDS have nearly gone down by 20 per cent.

Global Aids Epidemic 2010: UNAIDS World Report

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:29:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

The arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh in the 1970s was dubbed by the World Health Organisation as the largest mass poisoning of the population in history . The contamination, which led to large numbers of people suffering the effects of chronic arsenic poisoning, is not just responsible for disease and poor health in the region but has also had a devastating effect on Bangladesh's economy.

Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater Toxic To Bangladesh Economy

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

Posted Wed, 01 Dec 2010 08:30:00 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Newspapers carry stories about AIDS less frequently than in the past, while having more on the environment. But HIV/AIDS and the environment are linked by a number of factors. Failure to address the problem of HIV in the developing world will have effects on the environment that affect us all.

AIDS: The Environmental Impact

Are we too clean?

Are we too clean?

Posted Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:08:07 GMT by Emma McNeil

A new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health suggests our quest too be clean and infection free could be negatively affecting our health. The study seems to suggest that people exposed to high levels of two chemicals found in household products, triclosan and Bisphenol A (BPA), have a poorer level of immune health.

Are we too clean?

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:30:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

In Punta del Este, Uruguay this month the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) gathered to discuss the world's tobacco industry. The Conference agreed on a number of strategies to reduce tobacco consumption.

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

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

A recent U.S. study has discovered that CO2 injected deep underground could bubble up to the surface and contaminate aquifers supplying drinking water.

Underground CO2 storage may contaminate drinking water

Asian Food Security Project Granted US $4 million

Asian Food Security Project Granted US $4 million

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:03:01 GMT by Steve Humphreys

Following the announcement of a $4million project to combat food insecurity in South Asia, this article looks at some of the aims of the project and the background to food insecurity in the region.

Asian Food Security Project Granted US $4 million

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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

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Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

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Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

Why incense could be making you sick

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:33:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

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Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:19:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

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Posted Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Ines Morales

Methane-contaminated drinking water confirmed near fracking wells

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

Relax guys, the stress will kill you

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:19:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Bad classrooms make for unhappy kids say researchers

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:29:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

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Posted Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:51:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

New tool picks out smoke-hazard in atmosphere

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 19:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett