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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

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

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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.)

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

Whale genes needed for age research

Posted Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:44:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

Posted Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

World Cancer Day - 4th February 2013

Posted Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:55:10 GMT by Michael Evans

Evolution in medicine - Part I

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

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

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

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Flame retardant materials 'can produce toxic gases'

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

Safe Children's Toys for Eco-Conscious Parents

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

Walnuts Contain Most Healthy Antioxidants

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Can nutrition alone reverse established cancers?

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 14:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Stem cell research: Two steps forward, one step back

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 14:01:00 GMT by Gracie Valena