Fine particles in wildfire smoke more harmful to human respiratory health than other pollutants
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego examining 14 years of hospital admissions data conclude that the fine particles in wildfire smoke can be...
4 hours ago - News Medical
Future homes may soon be made of eco-friendly mushroom "bricks"
Mushrooms make for a savory, vitamin D-rich addition to a balanced diet. But it turns out, they make for more environmentally friendly “bricks,” too. Lightweight, durable and...
16 hours ago - Natural News
Weekly Link Love - Edition 120
Research of the Week Very low-carb ketogenic diets are safe and effective for type 2 diabetics . Both Neanderthals and humans had similar auditory and speech capabilities . The...
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Fine particulate matter from wildfire smoke more harmful than pollution from other sources
Researchers examining 14 years of hospital admissions data conclude that the fine particles in wildfire smoke can be several times more harmful to human respiratory health than...
1 day ago - ScienceDaily
Regular physical activity reduces risk for type 2 diabetes, independent of pollution
Adults who routinely engage in a high level of physical activity may be able to reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, even in areas with high air pollution...
1 day ago - Healio - 2 articles
Coal-fired power stations not forced to reduce greenhouse gases
Victoria's environmental watchdog will not force the state's heavily-polluting brown coal power stations to lower their greenhouse gas emissions
1 day ago - Sydney Morning Herald
This pollution-catching "super plant" is ideal for growing beside busy roads, say scientists
Franchet's cotoneaster has been identified by scientists as the ideal hedge for soaking up air pollution on busy roads. Thanks to its hairy leaves, Franchet's cotoneaster is...
1 day ago - Natural News
How 'green' are environmentally friendly fireworks?
Fireworks are used in celebrations around the world, including Independence Day in the U.S., the Lantern Festival in China and the Diwali Festival in India. However, the...
2 days ago - ScienceDaily
Study reveals how racial discrimination in home-renting affects environmental inequality
Economists and urban planners generally agree that local pollution sources disproportionally impact racial minorities in the U.S. The reasons for this are largely unclear, but...
2 days ago - News Medical - 2 articles
Researchers explore mutational signatures associated with exposure to microplastic pollutants
According to the World Health Organization, plastic products and their chemical derivatives present in the environment present public health concerns on a global scale and more...
2 days ago - News Medical
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Vaccine export blocker Italy has largest AstraZeneca reserves in EU
No European Union country has a bigger stock of AstraZeneca vaccines or has used a smaller percentage of its stock than Italy, analysis shows.
DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I get more sleeping pills now GP has cut mine?
Today DR ELLIE CANNON advises a reader who is concerned that her GP has reduced the number of sleeping tablets they have been prescribed forcing her to consider sourcing drugs...
HEALTH NOTES: One in two Britons claim they are clueless about what sort of...
A study of 2,000 UK adults surveyed by Asian food brand Itsu found 49 per cent said they had 'no clue' what a nutritious meal include, with two-thirds of people baffled by...
EVE SIMMONS: I did the new DIY smear test in my office loo
EVE SIMMONS: I am standing in the toilet at work with my trousers around my ankles. An NHS instruction manual is balanced on the loo seat about how to take a DIY smear test.
VIVIENNE PARRY: Should Covid-19 vaccines be mandatory for NHS staff?
NHS staff might be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine if they want to work in the health service according to indications coming from government sources, writes VIVIENNE PARRY.
Why teenage pupils should wear masks in class
Last week the Department for Education issued guidance for the safe reopening of schools. Along with regular self-testing for secondary-school children, many must wear masks.
New hope for advanced kidney cancer patients
Renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of kidney cancer, can quickly spread through the body and if diagnosed at a late stage it is usually inoperable, with patients given...
Why are more and more mothers pretending their child?
Medics are being trained to spot evidence of Munchausen syndrome by proxy which sees parents deliberately lying about their child's symptoms so they have to go unnecessary tests.
Marcia wants other mature women seeking work to know: ‘We have got this'
‘Little notes of hope' and self-belief are getting mature women back to work.
Ninth day of no new cases with GPs starting COVID jab rollout in two weeks
Victoria has recorded non new cases for the ninth day in a row and zero cases in hotel quarantine, with GPs to start vaccinating Victorians against the virus in a fortnight.