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Archive for June, 2012 :


Small West Yorkshire Town Aims To Be First Town With Food Self-Sufficiency By Growing All Its Own Vegetables
June 26th, 2012

In the small town of Todmorden, England, a grass-roots food movement has been started by one woman who grew veggies in her front yard and let neighbors pick them free.


Cities’ Efforts To Make Exercise Easier Pays Off
June 26th, 2012

Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S. cities seems to reinforce the theory.


Vast Majority of Americans Want Meat Raised Without Antibiotics
June 26th, 2012

A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports.


Researchers Highlight Pesticides in Produce, Baby Food, Tap Water
June 23rd, 2012

Environmental Working Group has released the eighth edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads.


Peaches, Plums, Nectarines Give Obesity, Diabetes Slim Chance
June 20th, 2012

Peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies by Texas AgriLife Research.


Key Part of Plants’ Rapid Response System Revealed
June 20th, 2012

Science has known about plant hormones since Charles Darwin experimented with plant shoots and showed that the shoots bend toward the light as long as their tips, which are secreting a growth hormone, aren’t cut off.


Natural Exposure to Gamma Rays in Background Radiation Linked to Childhood Leukemia
June 20th, 2012

New findings demonstrate that there are small effects of radiation even at very low doses.


Detector of DNA Damage: Structure of a Repair Factor Revealed
June 20th, 2012

Double-stranded breaks in cellular DNA can trigger tumorigenesis. LMU researchers have now determined the structure of a protein involved in the repair and signaling of DNA double-strand breaks.


Night Work May Put Women’s Health at Risk
June 20th, 2012

The results of a study carried out by the researchers of the Inserm unit 1018 (Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health) and published in the International Journal of Cancer show that the risk of developing breast cancer is higher among women who have worked at night.


Inhibitors of Shuttle Molecule Show Promise in Acute Leukemia
June 20th, 2012

A novel family of experimental agents that blocks a molecule from shuttling proteins out of the cell nucleus might offer a new treatment for people with acute leukemia, according to a study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.


Specific Bacteria Linked to Indoor Water-Damage and Mold Identified
June 20th, 2012

Bacterial contamination in water-damaged buildings has been identified as a potential cause of health problems, including infection and respiratory conditions like asthma. Which specific bacteria contribute to these problems, however, has been unknown — making it difficult for public health officials to develop tools to effectively address the underlying source of the problem.


Study: No-Fat, Low-Fat Dressings Don’t Get Most Nutrients out of Salads
June 20th, 2012

Bacterial contamination in water-damaged buildings has been identified as a potential cause of health problems, including infection and respiratory conditions like asthma. Which specific bacteria contribute to these problems, however, has been unknown — making it difficult for public health officials to develop tools to effectively address the underlying source of the problem.


Human-Eye Precursor Grown from Stem Cell
June 18th, 2012

The achievement, with an ‘optic cup’ that contains multiple layers of photoreceptors, raises hopes for repairs of damaged eyes in the clinic.


U.S. Proposal Would Tighten Soot Standards
June 18th, 2012

The U.S. government proposed stricter standards on soot pollution on Friday that it said would save lives and protect health but would require refineries and heavy industry to invest in new anti-pollution equipment.


Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen; Toxic Chemicals Are Flammable
June 11th, 2012

The labeling on the sunscreen actually does say the spray is flammable and that it should not be used near an open flame.


Anti-Oxidant Extracts Maximize Clean Energy
June 11th, 2012

Anti-oxidants act to neutralize these dangerous free radicals and bring balance to the body.


The Brain Body Connection – The First Of The Four Major Systems That Maintain Health
June 11th, 2012

There are four major systems that control most bodily functions and when these systems are out of balance, disease will eventually manifest.


The Cost-Effectiveness Of Chiropractic Care vs. Medical Care
June 11th, 2012

With a shaky economy and the unknown future of healthcare in the US, consumers need better options in relieving pain and promoting health.


Boost Your Defenses Against Flesh-Eating Bacteria
June 11th, 2012

The spread of the MRSA superbug, which is essentially a staph infection, can also be accomplished by preventing exposure and practicing some basic hygiene.


Barley Crops Planted By Orkney’s Vikings ‘The Healthiest In UK’
June 11th, 2012

SCOTTISH researchers are embarking on a ground-breaking study to test the theory that ancient varieties of oats and barley, still being grown in the Northern Isles, have more nutritional value than commercial crops on the British mainland.


Organic Farming in a NYC Public School
June 11th, 2012

Abbe Futterman, a progressive science teacher at Public School 364, invited some Organic Valley farmers from upstate New York into her classroom to teach her students about the fundamentals of organic farming.


Less than 6 Hours Sleep Significantly Increases Risk of a Stroke
June 11th, 2012

Even if you are fit and healthy.


‘Transglutaminase’ and Other Fun New Foods
June 8th, 2012

While glued-together, steak-like meat is surprisingly common in the food service industry, the corporations peddling it are not eager to let us consumers in on their little secret.


Youth Smoking, Drinking Rates Falling: Study
June 4th, 2012

A Health Canada-funded study finds that far fewer of Canada’s teens are reporting that they smoke, drink or take drugs.


How California Could Force the Rest of the US to Label GMO Foods
June 4th, 2012

In November, California voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would require labeling of all foods containing ingredients from genetically modified crops.


Urban Parks Offer Breath Of Fresh Air For Improved Health
June 3rd, 2012

Three of every five people worldwide will live in a city by 2030, according to a new report that aims to improve health by restoring nature into the urban jungle.


Study Finds Stress Makes Men Social, Not Angry
June 3rd, 2012

When it comes to stress, it’s been a long-held belief that men either fight or flee, while women rely on their social ties for support.


Bananas Vs. Sports Drinks: What’s Better?
June 3rd, 2012

The riders who ate bananas reported feeling more full and bloated, yet their blood glucose levels and performance did not differ between the two time trials.


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