Health

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 ...

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.

Fat People are Bad for the Environment

April 21, 2009 / 4 Comments

A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical medicine, has concluded that overweight people are bad for the environment. [caption id="attachment_4739" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Fat Women, Harming the Environment!"][/caption] Fatty fatty two by fours eat more than thin people. Consequently, they are more likely to travel by car. And, don't you know that ...

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 ...

Noise Pollution in San Francisco, Harms People’s Health

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

Everyone is aware that noise pollution is a source of irritability in most people. A recent study in San Francisco reveals that 1 out of 6 people living in San Francisco face risks of heart diseases, blood pressure and high stress. Any readers from SF that can comment on that noise pollution issue? Check out the video below. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" ...

Beijing Air Pollution : Marathon champ fears for his health

March 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

Haile Gebrselassie a 34 years old Ethiopian runner, the guy that managed to break over 25 world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles, has recently declined going to the Beijing Olympics because of air pollution. The marathon champ who suffers from asthma told Reuters in a phone interview: “The pollution in China is a threat to my health and ...