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World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:18:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Every year a million people worldwide take their own lives. To help to raise awareness, at 8.00 pm local time on World Suicide Prevention Day, in every country of the world, people are invited to put a lighted candle near a window to commemmorate those who have died in this way.

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:47:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The medical connection to evolution is further explained by reference to ageing and immortality. Stephen Searle explains how cancer is evolving and why treatment should change in its emphasis A section on various pathogens intriguingly connects to his previous section on how early humans gained immunity from parasites, then concludes on how to integrate all such ongoing information into medical courses.

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:36:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Prof. Searles explains the basic reasons why evolution can shed new light on doctors' practice and gives examples from the fields he teaches to medical students on genetics and auto-immune disease, conception and kin selection.

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

By eating 63 grams of chocolate a week, men could cut the risk of having a stroke by 17% over those who eat no chocolate, new research indicates.

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:00:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

US scientists are today discussing - and sampling - the best foods to keep them cool in hot weather.

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Tai Chi can be used as an effective exercise therapy for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new report.

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Michael Evans

World Hepatitis Day hopes to raise worldwide awareness by attempting a world record for the greatest number of people acting out the proverb 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. An estimated one in 12 of the world's population suffer from hepatitis, but most are completely unaware of the fact. The British Association for the Study of the Liver finds the general lack of knowledge of hepatitis to be inexplicable. People just put the problem to the back of their minds.

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A compound, ursolic acid, that increases muscle and calorie burning is present in apple peel, a University of Iowa study shows.

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

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

The increased risk of developing cancer is not enough to make overweight Britons slim down and the main problem is lack of willpower, says new research from Cancer Research UK.

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

Posted Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:09 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Obesity, being overweight and general 'fatness' of the world's population threatens environmental sustainability according to a new study. The Earth's adult humans weigh 287 million tonnes, probably more, according to a new report. The heaviest average body mass index is in North America.

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 12:03:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hot or not? well the simplest of social contact can cause our temperature to rise, especially interaction with the opposite sex a new study has found using thermal imaging. Facial temperatures of women rose more during interactions with males than vice versa and the study links these temperature rises with possible attraction.

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Children at risk of long-term health issues from passive smoking

Children at risk of long-term health issues from passive smoking

Posted Sun, 20 May 2012 13:53:40 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Children who are exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke from their parents are in danger of developing long-term respiratory problems in adulthood, even if they never smoke themselves, a study claims.

Children at risk of long-term health issues from passive smoking

Childbirth - A natural function or a grave risk

Childbirth - A natural function or a grave risk

Posted Fri, 11 May 2012 16:32:38 GMT by Michael Evans

Childbirth, although a perfectly natural function, carries a grave risk particularly in the developing world, where chronic global malnutrition can put maternal mortality rates as high as one death for every eleven births.

Childbirth - A natural function or a grave risk

Three Score Years and Ten

Three Score Years and Ten

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

Medical Science has extended the length of human life, but not always to the good.

Three Score Years and Ten

Genetics of blond hair in Solomon Islanders

Genetics of blond hair in Solomon Islanders

Posted Sat, 05 May 2012 11:27:18 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Blond hair evolution in Solomon Islanders. Researchers investigated the Melanesians on the Solomon Islands and while looking at the genomes of 85 people confirmed that the blonds had a different version (allele) of the TYRP1 locus from the dark-haired individuals.

Genetics of blond hair in Solomon Islanders

Today is World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day

Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:30:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Today, April 25, is World Malaria Day, with the theme - Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria.

Today is World Malaria Day

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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

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

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

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:55:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:06:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Sixty-percent increase in TBIs among US youth athletes

Posted Sat, 08 Oct 2011 10:49:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Virus shrinks cancer cells

Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:01:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Bushmeat in NYC!

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:27:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Screening could cut bowel cancer deaths by a quarter, says study

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:19:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Spider venom-derived neurotoxin may assist research into heart, other diseases

Posted Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:23:01 GMT by Tamara Croes