Health

The all-purpose anti-anthrax product is here

June 1, 2009 / No Comments

The first all-purpose anti-anthrax product is ready. A remarkable anti-microbial pesticide, it is claimed to get rid of anthrax spores on any clean, hard surfaces. The new product, which has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a substance that can decontaminate buildings, vehicles, ships, and devices infected with anthrax spores. More to it, this also means ...

4 Challenges to Ridding the World of Dangerous Chemicals

May 11, 2009 / No Comments

Stockholm Convention of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has been targeting 12 hazardous pesticides and industrial chemicals that are linked with human health problems - nerve and immune system damage, cancer, reproduction disorders and disruption of child development. “The risks posed by such chemicals are profound and these toxic substances leave chemical footprints around the globe. Farmers, pregnant women, young people, the ...

Schools Closed in Mexico Because of Swine Flu Outbreak

April 24, 2009 / No Comments

A swine flu outbreak in Mexico has killed at least 16 people in the past few weeks. Dozens of more deaths are suspected. Schools K-university are sending youngsters home and telling them to stay inside if they have the flu-like symptoms. ”We’re dealing with a new flu virus that constitutes a respiratory epidemic that so far is controllable,” Health Minister Jose Angel ...

How to Put Children on World Leaders’ Agenda

March 27, 2009 / 1 Comment

Knock Some Sense Into Them Part of a broader campaign to give the poorest children a voice at the G-20 summit of world leaders gathering in London on April 2 to discuss a way out of the financial crisis, the film below is a viral that carries a simple message “They’ve helped save the banks and big business. Now it’s time ...

Biking to Work For Better Health and Productivity

January 27, 2009 / No Comments

If anyone was wondering why the Dutch are not only healthier but also more productive than others, we have the answer: "Employees who regularly travel to work by bike are, on average, ill one day less a year than the others. Therefore they are better value." It doesn't surprise us, because we already knew that cars make us fat, but bringing ...

Cars Make Us Fat: Active Transportation is the Way to Go

December 19, 2008 / No Comments

Have you changed your habits? Do you commute to work on a bicycle or doing an extra mile walking? Well, good for you. Apparently you're not only helping the environment to reduce carbon emissions, but you're also helping yourself to stay healthier. Researchers at the University of Tennessee and Rutgers University found a direct link between "active transportation" and obesity. As ...

Purple Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

You say potato, I say poh-tah-toe. You say tomato, I say purple cancer-fighting tomatoes. Seriously, I can't imagine how people can have the gall to think they can improve on the Creator's original product, but British researchers have announced that they have a genetically engineered tomato that is part pizza topping and part berry. What's more, the finished product has helped ...

30% of World’s Heart Attacks Caused by Western Diet

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

Well, here's a conundrum. There's not enough food to feed all the people in the world (so some say) but there's a very easy way to make people live longer, thus increasing the number of people that can't be fed. Some 30% of the world's heart attacks are caused by a Western diet. Of course, 30% of the world lives in ...

Pollution Kills More than AIDS

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

Pollution is killing more than AIDS in Sao Paulo, says a Sao Paulo University report Air Pollution Lab. According to the study, some nine people die each day because of pollution - which makes it some 3,500 a year. Less than half of that number of people, 1,624, die each year as a result of AIDS and traffic combined. Sao Paulo will ...

WHO – One in Eight Suffer from Mental Disorder

October 15, 2008 / No Comments

Maybe there is something in the air, or in the water. Who knows? But, WHO knows that nearly one in every eight people in the world are suffering from some sort of mental illness. World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th every year. (WHO knew that, but who knew that besides WHO?) "We need to reinforce partnerships, accelerate ...