Health

Will We See the Eradication of Malaria this Century?

January 10, 2012 / 2 Comments

Malaria is still a worldwide threat - despite a cure, it's still present in 108 countries. Too often, in the Western World, we forget that just because malaria was eliminated in the U.S. and most of Europe by the 1970s, there are large swaths of the world where it not only is not under control, but it is endemic. Malaria hasn't ...

Finding Real Food Is Harder Than It Should Be

December 29, 2011 / No Comments

In the supermarket, there's more choices for snacks than some stores in other countries have for all food combined. I'm not just talking about so-called "Third World" countries, where people live daily in hunger and poverty; I'm talking about countries such as Italy, Canada, Australia - Westernized nations, all, where a trip to the grocery store is a decidedly less insane ...

Manna from Heavens for Parched Throats

October 3, 2011 / No Comments

At long last, we have found an oasis for those thirsting for safe drinking water in developing countries. A galaxy of researchers at Purdue University has invented a prototype water disinfection system that could provide the world’s 800 million people with safe drinking water. The new technology uses solar UV to disinfect water. The system uses ultraviolet radiation from the sun ...

Diesel Fuels Heart Attacks!

August 1, 2011 / 1 Comment

Medical researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that chemical particles (a.k.a. particulates) existing in the tailpipe of diesel-fueled vehicles can significantly increase the risk of heart attack in healthy adults. The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation, showed that particulates impair the ability of small blood vessels to direct flow to organs, including the heart. Of course, particulates can be ...

Ban on BPA in Children’s Products: China & Malaysia Join the League

May 30, 2011 / No Comments

It remains a mystery as to why all nations still don’t implement a ban on BPA, even after it has had serious implications on children’s health. However, in what could be seen as a welcome sign, China and Malaysia have come forward in ruling out BPA from baby products. China's Ministry of Health has officially declared its plans to ban BPA-contained ...

Banana Peel Can Remove Toxic Metals From Water!

March 14, 2011 / 2 Comments

A group of scientists from Brazil have discovered that minced Banana peels rather quickly and efficiently removed toxic metals from wastewater. In fact the method was found to be more effective than conventional water treatment plans. Moreover the same bunch of peels can be used up to 11 times.

Textile Recycling Efforts to Support Breast Cancer Research in the UK

March 10, 2011 / 1 Comment

BCR Global Textiles has joined hands with the Breast Cancer Campaign to help raise money for breast cancer research through clothing donations as part of observing the Breast Cancer Month in the United Kingdom. The initiative is backed by noted designer Savannah Miller, the co-founder of the fashion label Twenty8Twelve.

Stars Line Up Against Factory Farmed Pork

February 9, 2011 / No Comments

A new film, Pig Business, looks at how factory farmed pork are developed and supports to end the practice of raising animals in factories as well as better being of ‘farmed for food’ animals. Sienna Miller, Stella McCartney and other stars supporting the film are pushing for a ban on factory farmed pork in Europe.

Body Odor-Free Apparels from Woolrich

February 1, 2011 / No Comments

Woolrich a.k.a. the Original Outdoor Clothing Company in association with Agion, forerunners in odor-fighting solutions have lined up outerwear that eliminates body odor passively without the need for washing.

Eat Green for a Healthy Skin

January 14, 2011 / No Comments

Latest research done by Dr Ian Stephen, psychology professor at the University of Nottingham, reveals that eating carrots and tomatoes could give you a glowing skin. The professor was inspired by Charles Darwin’s Descent of Man, which highlights why people have different coloring.