Archive for May, 2011 :

How Eco-friendly Can “Green” Products Be?
May 31st, 2011

Environmentalists and some consumers are questioning the claims of an increasing number of companies and items promoted as green.

We’ve Been Nuked For a Long Time
May 31st, 2011

Most of us are worried about the nuclear radiation from the Fukushima meltdown circling the globe. But our worries may already be too late. The illnesses most people have now may very well be the results of nuclear radiation testings of the past.

Put Food Crisis on Global Discussion Table
May 31st, 2011

The world is hungry. Nation after nation is acknowledging a shortage on food and prices soaring up faster than rockets, creating tensioned and restless societies. This crisis calls for urgent solutions.

Fusion Reactor Built in a Garage
May 31st, 2011

Neighborhoods may probably be quieter with the teenagers busy building fusion reactors in their garage. But would the neighborhoods – or the country – be safer?

Exhaling Asthma Away
May 31st, 2011

Asthma sufferers may be surprised that the cure for their ailment is just a breath away, free from adverse side effects.

GM Poison in 93% of Unborn Babies
May 31st, 2011

The toxins produced by many genetically modified crops are now found in most all mothers and their fetuses.

Mind-Reading Scan Identifies Simple Thoughts
May 31st, 2011

A new new brain imaging system that can identify a subject’s simple thoughts may lead to clearer diagnoses for Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia – as well as possibly paving the way for reading people’s minds.

Married Couples Are No Longer a Majority, Census Finds
May 31st, 2011

Married couples have dropped below half of all American households for the first time, the Census Bureau says, a milestone in the evolution of the American family toward less traditional forms.

Hand Sanitizer Can Lead to Positive Alcohol Test
May 30th, 2011

Frequent use of alcohol-containing hand sanitizer won’t get you drunk, but it may lead you to test positive in a urine test for alcohol consumption, according to a recent study.

Big Ag Pressuring USDA to Lie About Pesticide Hazards
May 27th, 2011

For awhile, the USDA has been seen as taking the side of the big agriculture producers. But recently, the USDA is showing signs of defection — that is, if they don’t take the big ag’s bait for them to shut up.

Blind People ‘See’ Shapes, Navigate Using Echoes
May 26th, 2011

Some blind people are able to use the sound of echoes to “see” where things are and to navigate their environment. Now, a new study finds that these people may even be using visual parts of their brains to process the sounds.

Texas Water Radiation Coverup
May 20th, 2011

For many years the the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has lied about the amount of radiation in Texas drinking water. It is likely that authorities are still lying about the fallout from Fukushima.

Nanopatch Could Reverse Heart Attack Damage
May 19th, 2011

Every heart attack kills part of the heart. It chokes off blood to the nerve and muscle cells that keep the heart beating. But future surgeons might implant a nanopatch that serves as scaffolding to regrow heart cells and resurrect the dead region.

Talking About Spiders Could Cause Car Crashes
May 19th, 2011

Not all cellphone conversations create the same amount of distraction for drivers. Recent research found talking about spiders turned spider-phobic people into more error-prone, less-aware drivers.

Want to Be Happy? Stop Trying
May 19th, 2011

While the pursuit of happiness may seem like a reasonable aim, new research shows that making happiness a personal goal will only stand in the way of your achieving it.

Helping Kids Beat Depression… by Treating Mom
May 17th, 2011

Successfully treating a mother with depression isn’t just good for the mom; it also can provide long-lasting benefits for her children’s mental health, new research shows.

A Book a Day Helps Keep Doctors Away
May 17th, 2011

New retirees suddenly confronted with plenty of time on their hands might be happy to learn that reading keeps one mentally alert and abreast of current aff airs, says Ursula Lenz of Germany’s working group of senior citizens’ organizations, BAGSO.

Teen Discovers Promising Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
May 15th, 2011

A 16-year-old from the Toronto area used a supercomputer system to find a new drug combination that shows potential in treating the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis, and won top honors for his work.

Canadian Researchers Find Cure For Cancer, Big Pharma Not Interested
May 15th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV.

Friendly Co-workers May Increase Your Lifespan
May 12th, 2011

Here’s a reason to be thankful for friendly co-workers: They may help you live longer, a new study says.

Mothers Who Breast-Feed Are Viewed as Incompetent
May 12th, 2011

Although breast-feeding provides proven health benefits for both mother and baby, women who choose to breast-feed are perceived as less competent than women who do not breast-feed, a new study suggests.

Exercise Can’t Undo the Damage of Too Much Screen Time
May 12th, 2011

Spending more than four hours a day sitting in front of a television or computer more than doubles your risk of dying from or being hospitalized for heart disease, according to a new study.

Musical Training May Keep Aging Memories Sharp
May 12th, 2011

Knowing how to play a musical instrument may protect against some of the ill effects of aging, a new study suggests.

Sugar Makes Antibiotics More Potent
May 12th, 2011

A spoonful of sugar not only makes medicine easier to swallow, but it also might increase its potency, according to a new study.

Depressed People Make Better Decisions
May 5th, 2011

Depression may not be a walk in the park, but those who have a clinical form of depression make better decisions, research shows.

Canadian Study: Stillbirths tied to Secondhand Smoke
May 3rd, 2011

Pregnant women who live or work with smokers may be at slightly higher risk of having a stillborn baby, giving birth to a slightly smaller baby or having a baby with a smaller head, according to a Canadian study.

Too Little or Too Much Sleep Linked with Cognitive Decline
May 3rd, 2011

Middle-aged adults who sleep too less or too much may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline, a study suggests.

How to Avoid Raising a Bully
May 2nd, 2011

Parents who don’t want their children to become bullies should stay positive, talk to their kids and meet their children’s friends.

Vitamin C Protects and Heals the Body from Radiation Exposure
May 2nd, 2011

With the current nuclear reactor event in Japan people are running to the stores to fill up on potassium iodine. Many other options are available to avoid radiation contamination and detox the body. Unlike iodine, which can cause some adverse conditions if taken in doses too large or too long, there are other alternatives.

Japanese Breast Milk Radioactive
May 1st, 2011

Both radioactive Iodine and Cessium have been detected in the breast milk of Japanese mothers.

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