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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

By |2018-08-15T18:04:16+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Loaded With Lycopene The cheery red color comes from lycopene, an antioxidant. Studies show it may help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon has more of this nutrient than any other fruit or veggie — even tomatoes. To load up on lycopene, choose a melon with bright [...]

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer’s Return?

By |2018-08-15T18:04:15+00:00August 15th, 2018|

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer patients. The [...]

Wood heaters: health risk to frail-aged, children and those with health conditions

By |2018-08-15T18:04:03+00:00August 15th, 2018|

ON COOL days and decidedly chilly winter nights, the thought of snuggling up in front of a cosy wood fire may be appealing. But experts are warning of the health effects of wood heaters with their smoke contributing to 75 per cent of particulate matter (small particles in smoke) in Sydney and many regional areas across the state. [...]

New type of bed net could help fight against malaria

By |2018-08-15T18:03:51+00:00August 15th, 2018|

A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet today. The two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso, West Africa involving 2,000 children showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was reduced by 12 per cent with the new type of mosquito net compared [...]

Flavonoids: The secret to health benefits of drinking black and green tea?

By |2018-08-15T18:03:51+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Plant chemicals known as flavonoids may explain why tea drinkers seem less likely to have cardiovascular disease. Black or green, hot or iced, tea is gaining in popularity. Many cities and shopping malls feature specialty tea shops, and bottled teas vie for space on store shelves. The tea market continues to grow year after year. [...]

Many U.S. school districts unprepared for infectious disease outbreaks

By |2018-08-15T18:03:50+00:00August 15th, 2018|

CDC study finds natural disaster plans lacking Many public school districts are ill-prepared to respond to natural disasters – particularly during an influenza pandemic or another infectious disease outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed school districts across the United States to determine if they had comprehensive plans in place to respond to [...]

Toxic Chemicals and Home Performance with Arlene Blum

By |2018-08-15T18:03:31+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Arlene Blum is a famous mountain climber AND biophysical chemist, and it turns out they’re basically the same job. At the Green Science Policy Institute in Berkeley, CA, she sat down with Corbett and Grace to talk about Six Classes of harmful chemicals, how to recognize when you’re being duped by lazy industrial processes and [...]

Romania reports human West Nile virus death

By |2018-08-15T18:03:28+00:00August 15th, 2018|

In a follow-up on the West Nile virus (WNV) situation in Romania,  the National Center for Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control reported (computer translated) since the start of surveillance on May 2, 2018, 23 meningitis / meningo-encephalitis have been reported due to West Nile virus infection and a death in the case of a 79-year-old patient who had comorbidities. [...]

SCIENTISTS TRACK HOW ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT MICROBES CAN HITCH RIDES ON THE SUBWAY

By |2018-08-15T18:03:07+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Microbes live all around us. They thrive in our guts and propagate on our skin. They also ride the subway. Some microbes can lead to illnesses like stomach bugs that are easily treated, but others are far worse. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are so resilient they can sometimes kill their human hosts. This is why one team of [...]