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Fruit compound may control obesity

Fruit compound may control obesity

Posted Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:34:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A compound, present in some fruit and red wine, blocks immature fat cells from growing and could help combat obesity, American scientists have found.

Fruit compound may control obesity

 Exercise and caffeine 'prevent skin cancer'

Exercise and caffeine 'prevent skin cancer'

Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Exercise and caffeine can help prevent skin cancer, a top cancer charity has been told at its annual meeting.

Exercise and caffeine 'prevent skin cancer'

Cocoa and chocolate full of health benefits

Cocoa and chocolate full of health benefits

Posted Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:30:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Cocoa and chocolate not only taste great, they also have a host of health benefits.

Cocoa and chocolate full of health benefits

Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Chili peppers contain ingredients that can help keep the heart healthy in different ways. Capsaicinoids may help keep your heart healthy.

Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

Posted Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:30:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Some halogen-based flame retardant materials can produce invisible toxic gases - the main cause of fatalities in fires, scientists claim.

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Posted Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:39:01 GMT by Michael Evans

The rarified atmosphere and lack of oxygen at high altitudes on Mount Everest can produce symptoms in climbers that replicate heart disease, obesity and old age. A team from the Mayo Clinic will be monitoring the effects of this on nine climbers during an expedition in April/May this year.

Mount Everest - A Living Laboratory

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

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

Popcorn is the ultimate snack, containing high levels of antioxidants, fibre and whole grain, say scientists.

Popcorn 'the perfect snack' say scientists

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Posted Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:09:00 GMT by Michael Evans

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal College of Physician's report of the dangers of smoking that eventually led to greater UK public awareness of its health risks. In other countries, particularly those in Asia, this awareness is not present, smoking levels continue to be high with inevitable results for the future.

Smoking - 50 years of progress - but not worldwide

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:55:58 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Some mammals can produce eggs into their adult life, providing hope that stem cells could become a staple of medical ideas. New research explores human female ovary capabilities.

Eggs from Stem Cells excite the imagination

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Posted Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:54:11 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A natural compound from a Chilean avocado plant has been found that helps antibiotics fight the common Staphylococcus infection, which is the biggest source of an infection following an operation.

Avocado compound helps fight hospital bacteria

Boys Faces and Fingers

Boys Faces and Fingers

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:04:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Boys', post-natally, have large concentrations of testosterone, then it rapidly decreases to the same level as girls. Particular effects have now been noted on the digits and robustness of face in 4-11 year-old boys. The relationship between the index (2D) and ring (4D )fingers is controlled by two special alleles (named Homeobox).

Boys Faces and Fingers

Speech from the brain

Speech from the brain

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:37:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Something analogous with brainwaves tells us what parts of speech are being matched by neural areas in the auditory cortex. Details of frequency can be extracted and recorded along with their fluctuations and the rhythm of syllables tripping off the tongue.

Speech from the brain

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

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

New research warns that the economic costs of asthma caused by traffic pollution are higher than previously thought.

The price of asthma associated with traffic-related air pollution

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

There is hope that an active ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, could be used to help with the treatment of depression. Two scientific studies published this week show how activity in certain parts of the brain is subdued by the ingredient found in magic mushrooms, psilocybin.

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Bushmeat in NYC!

Bushmeat in NYC!

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

Illegal wildlife products include live rats, chimpanzees and monkeys (bushmeat), but meat from these creatures is also imported. At risk of infecting humans are the RNA viruses, herpes viruses, retroviruses and many other potential health problems.

Bushmeat in NYC!

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The death of someone close increases the risk of a heart attack 21 times in the first 24-hours, say Boston scientists.

Death of loved-one raises heart attack risk up to 21 times

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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

Canada to restrict mercury products

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:52:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

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

Silver to solve urgent need for emergency water supplies

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:11:01 GMT by Nicolette Smith

How an injured heart heals itself

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Restless Legs Syndrome linked to hypertension in women

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:39:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Speech from the brain

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:37:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Value of Open Spaces to Disadvantaged Poor Communities

Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:31:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:56:09 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

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