What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans’ way of life Gove’s cotton bud ban is feeble. This is how we can wipe out plastic Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed Single-use plastics could be banned in England next year I kept all my plastic for a year – the 4,490 items forced me to rethink More than 95% of world’s population breathe dangerous air, major study finds Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles Hidden plastics: just when you thought it was safe to dunk a teabag Coalition considers letting power companies buy offsets to cut emissions ‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemic attacking Australia’s oceans
Category archives for: Health

Screening and early detection to prevent cancer

Prevention is better than cure. For cancer management, prevention has a very significant role. Much before early detection of cancer, cancerous cells spread very fast. It is important to know that nearly all cancers of the lung, bladder, mouth and skin could be prevented. 50-75% of cancer mortality is related to personal behavior or habit. […]

Arsenic found in many US red wines

A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows drinking water to contain no more than 10 parts per billion of arsenic. […]

Nobel winner Youyou combed ancient texts for cure

In the turmoil of China’s Cultural Revolution, scientist Tu Youyou joined a covert mission to find a cure for malaria. “Project 523,” was set up in 1967 by Chairman Mao Zedong, who wanted to help Communist troops fighting in the mosquito-ridden jungles of Vietnam, where they were losing more soldiers to malaria than bullets. “We […]

Fracking Chemicals can cause Endocrine Disruption

There is mounting data to suggest that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can have adverse affects on the environment. A new study, however, suggests that populations living close to fracking sites also have a higher incidence of health complications. Researchers at the University of Missouri studied data to determine whether residential populations living near what they called […]

New UK Coins Increase Nickel Skin Allergy Risk 4 Fold

In a bid to save 10 million pounds a year the British Treasury is replacing copper-nickel five and ten pence coins with new nickel-plated steel versions. However, while no UK health assessment has taken place, scientists in Sweden have analyzed the allergy risk after the Swedish state bank announced it will reduce traces of nickel […]

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