Health

BPA In Cash Register Receipts: Cause For Major Green Concern?

July 28, 2010 / 1 Comment

New research done by a non profit research organization in Washington DC shows that high levels of BPA (Bisphenol-A) are found in cash register receipts. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) says their research that the cash register receipts had levels of BPA that were hundreds of times higher than amounts found in plastic water bottles, canned foods and baby bottles.

Corporate Players Look More Towards Vegetable Patches

July 7, 2010 / No Comments

Increasingly, corporates are turning to solutions that reconnect with the earth in an effort to provide a more meaningful working experience to their employees. Companies like Google and Yahoo had started organic gardens, and now more companies are following their example. Company owned land is provided for employees to farm on. The advantages are manifold.

HYDRA, solar powered portable water purification unit provides clean drinking water

May 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

Water is the elixir of life, no life form can sustain without it. While lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality today for one in three people across the globe, around 1 billion people do not have safe access to clean drinking water.

Food-Borne Diseases Cost the US $152 Billion Annually

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

E. coli and salmonella, as well as other food-borne diseases, are costing the US $152 billion every year in health care and other losses, as indicated by a report which was released this Wednesday by a food safety group.

2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: What is a Ribosome?

October 7, 2009 / No Comments

Earlier today, the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge,United Kingdom Thomas A. Steitz, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." These scientists used a method called X-ray crystallography to map the position for each and every one ...

Graphics explain Nobel Prize work on telomeres

October 5, 2009 / 1 Comment

This morning, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 was awarded to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. But, what is a telomere and why is this research important? [caption id="attachment_6588" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The Telomere (click to expand)"][/caption]

Chicago 2016 Olympic bid is blue-green

October 1, 2009 / 2 Comments

Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics is bold. It’s exciting. And, it’s green. In fact, Chicago 2016 organizers even call their concept of the Olympics the “Blue-Green Games.” Blue for clean air and water. And, green for parks and nature. Together, the blue and green combine to create the ideal conditions necessary for optimal athletic performance. What’s more, Chicago 2016 organizers have ...

Giloy, Giloy Herb, Nilgiri Oil, Remedies to prevent Swine Flu

August 12, 2009 / 12 Comments

Swine flu is spreading like wild fire in India. Indian Yoga Guru and Herbal Specialist Swami Baba Ramdeo claims that Swine flu is caused by the lack of resistant power inside our bodies. He has suggested some tips to save ourselves from the deadly swine flu so below is the list of remedies which claim to treat or prevent Swine flu. Giloy ...

First Swine Flu Death in India, 14-year-old Pune Girl Dies in the Hospital

August 4, 2009 / 1 Comment

The first swine flu death in Indiahas been reported in Pune, where Riya Shiekh, a 14-year old schoolgirl died at the local hospital. [caption id="attachment_6167" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The city of Pune in India"][/caption] A resident of Pune’s Camp area, the little girl has been admitted to the private Jehangir hospital on July 27. Two days later she has been taken to ICU ...

Dr Francis Collins, leader of genome project, to head NIH

July 13, 2009 / No Comments

United States President Barack Obama has named genome project leader Dr Francis S Collins as head of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Institutes of Health, which is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency responsible for conducting and supporting medical research.  It was Dr Collins, 59, the geneticist, ...