British scientist finds new species of rare leafhopper in Uganda
The last recorded sighting of a leafhopper from the same genus as Phlogis kibalensis was in 1969A new species of insect has been found in the Ugandan rainforest that belongs to a group of insects so rare that its closest known relative was last seen more than 50 years ago.The species of leafhopper, namedPhlogis kibalensis, was discovered by a British scientist doing field work in a national park in western Uganda.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Hibaq Farah Tags: Insects Science Uganda Wildlife UK news World news Anglia Ruskin University Animals Africa Environment National parks Source Type: news

Orcas recorded killing and feeding on blue whales in 2019 – video
Footage from March 2019 shows killer whales hunting the planet ’s largest creature.This is the first time time killer whales, also known as orcas, have been recorded hunting the blue whale in coordinated and brutal attacksOrcas recorded killing and feeding on blue whales in brutal attacksContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Whales Animal behaviour Marine life Environment Science Source Type: news

China ’s New 5-Year Plan is a Blueprint for the Future of Meat
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has set the lab-grown meat industry abuzz with the release of its official five-year agricultural plan (pdf in Chinese) on Jan. 26. For the first time, China included cultivated meats and other “future foods” like plant-based eggs as part of its blueprint for food security going forward. Grown from animal stem cells in a bioreactor and nourished on a nutrient broth, cultivated meats are a relatively new technology that promises to upend traditional animal agriculture by replacing slaughterhouses with laboratories. But while alternative meat companies have ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

EPA Acts to Curb Air, Water Pollution Impacting Minority Communities Along Gulf Coast
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other problems afflicting minority communities in three Gulf Coast states, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by Administrator Michael Regan last fall. The agency will conduct unannounced inspections of chemical plants, refineries and other industrial sites suspected of polluting air and water and causing health problems to nearby residents, Regan said. And it will install air monitoring equipment in Louisiana’s “chemical corridor” to...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW DALY / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate policy Source Type: news

When ‘ digital ’ came to town
I still remember the Christmas my sister was given one of the very first computer games as a gift from our parents. Plugged into our television it allowed us to play a virtual game of tennis, batting what I now know to be a collection of pixels against the sides of the screen, so it bounced randomly around. I must have been about 11 at the time and I still recall the recognition that something fundamental had changed about the world I lived in, although it was to be several decades later that I was able to articulate it in a way that made sense. That Christmas morning was a turning point; not just for me, but for all human...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 27, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Life digital wisdom Source Type: news

Americans ’ Gas Stoves Are as Bad for Climate as 500,000 Cars
The gas-burning stoves loved by cooks leak so much methane across the U.S.—most when the appliances are not even in use—that they have the same impact on our atmosphere as half a million cars, according to a Stanford University study. Stanford researchers analyzed indoor levels of both heat-trapping methane and nitrous oxides—pollutants that can trigger asthma and other breathing problems—and found surprising amounts of each seeping from stoves. The study, released Thursday, comes as communities nationwide debate whether to ban natural gas use in new buildings as part of the fight against climate ch...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID R. BAKER / BLOOMBERG Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire climate change energy healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Marks More Than 2 Billion Doses of Medicine Donated to Date to Help Combat Intestinal Worms
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 27, 2022 – In advance of World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day on January 30, Johnson & Johnson is pleased to announce it has now donated a total of more than 2 billion doses of mebendazole, its medicine to treat intestinal worm infections, to people in need in more than 50 resource-limited countries worldwide. This marks the latest achievement in Johnson & Johnson’s longstanding donation program aimed at helping children, who are especially vulnerable to intestinal worms, live healthier lives. “More than fifteen years ago, Johnson & Johnson committed to addr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil supplements? – podcast
They may be one of the world ’s favourite supplements but, according to arecent study, more than one in 10 fish oil capsules are rancid. Most of the oil comes from Peruvian anchovetas, a type of anchovy, which is also used to feed pigs, poultry and farmed fish. And despite catching more than 4m tonnes a year of Peruvian anchovetas to cater to the global demand, large industry players want to scale this up even further.Madeleine Finlay speaks to environment journalist Richa Syal about why so many fish oil pills are rancid, and hears from journalist Dan Collyns in Chimbote, Peru, about how the industry is affecting the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Richa Syal and Dan Collyns. Sound design by Axel Kacouti é Tags: Science Peru Fishing Health Oceans Food Marine life Source Type: news

World-first facility will change the way we design and construct major infrastructure
High performance shaking tables and deep soil pit will cut financial and environmental costs whilst ensuring resilience of high-value infrastructure. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 27, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Nurse Work Environment Affects Patient Outcome
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 -- Surgical patients in hospitals with good nurse work environments have lower odds of intensive care unit admission and mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in AACN Advanced Critical Care. Anna Krupp,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biden Administration Revokes Mining Leases Near Minnesota's Boundary Waters
Environmentalists are hopeful that the move deals a fatal blow to a Chilean firm's plans for a copper-nickel mine at the doorstep of a popular wilderness area. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

The World ’s Farmers Need to Prepare for Serious Cash Crop Disruption
Climate change has its winners and losers. As global temperatures rise, some species will find themselves squeezed out of suitable living arrangements while others—for a while at least—will see new opportunities opening up. The same goes for what we eat and drink. A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS One zeros in on how climate change will impact some of the food and drink we love most. Scientists at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland found that the ideal regions for growing coffee, cashews and avocados will either disappear, shrink or shift as global temperatures continue...
Source: TIME: Science - January 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized adaptation climate change Climate Is Everything Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Regions growing coffee, cashews and avocados at risk amid global heating
Analysis finds many areas growing the crops may not be suitable by 2050, while others could benefitSome regions that produce coffee, cashews and avocados may not be able to support the growing of these crops within decades as a result of global heating, a study has found.Researchers combined climate change projections and soil factors to model how suitable various regions will be for growing crops in 2050. The analysis found that all major coffee-producing regions face a decline in suitability, including Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia and Colombia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Hibaq Farah Tags: Climate crisis Farming Agriculture Environment Science Global development Source Type: news

A Newly Published Network Meta-Analysis (NMA) Found TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Ranked Highest for Overall Level of Skin Clearance and Provided Positive Joint Efficacy Among Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Therapies
Conclusions (i.e., comparable) are based on an overlap of pairwise 95 percent credible intervals.1c. PASI 90 is defined as at least 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score. The PASI score grades the amount of surface area on each body region that is covered by PsO plaques and the severity of plaques for their redness, thickness, and scaliness.13 PASI 90 was not a controlled endpoint in DISCOVER-1 or -2.8,9d. TREMFYA q4w dosing is not currently FDA-approved.2e. The PsA-modified vdH-S score combines erosion and joint space narrowing scores derived from radiographs of joints in body regions impacted by PsA.14 T...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Are humans on the verge of ‘peace talks’ with the non-human world? | Barbara Ehrenreich
Covid-19 is a sharp reminder that our species could do with a bit of humility about its place in the natural orderCoronavirus has stopped us in our tracks and forced us torethink our position as the rulers of the world. You could say it has done us a favour. An invisible enemy has challenged our treatment of the non-human world and the planet we share.For about 2,000 years most humans have imagined themselves to be the Earth ’s “apex predators” – smarter, faster and more deadly than any other creature with which we share the planet. An article in a 2018 special issue of Scientific American praised o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Barbara Ehrenreich Tags: Animals Coronavirus Science Wildlife Environment World news Source Type: news

Better air in lockdown may have saved hundreds of lives in Europe, study finds
London and Paris among cities with highest number of avoided deaths thanks to lower pollution in first lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 800 lives may have been saved across Europe thanks to better air quality in the first phase of Covid lockdowns, research suggests.Measures brought in to stem the rise in infections resulted in farfewer cars and lorries on roads, which had the biggest impact on reducing deaths, according to the study led by experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Air pollution Environment Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid - 19 Disrupts Regional Research Projects Far, Wide
[The Herald] Agric, Environment& Innovations Editor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q4 and Full-Year 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (January 25, 2022) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for fourth-quarter and full year 2021. “Our 2021 performance reflects continued strength across all segments of our business. Guided by Our Credo, I am honored to assume the role of CEO, leading our global teams in continuing our work to deliver life-changing solutions to consumers, patients, and health care providers” said Joaquin Duato, Chief Executive Officer. “Given our strong results, financial profile, and innovative pipeline we are well positioned for success in 2022 and beyond.” OVERALL F...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Financial Source Type: news

State-level regulations and opioid-related health outcomes - Jackson JR, Harle CA, Silverman R, Simon K, Menachemi N.
INTRODUCTION: Due to the ongoing opioid use disorder crisis, improved access to opioid treatment programs (OTPs) is needed. However, OTPs operate in a complex regulatory environment which may limit their ability to positively affect health outcomes. The ob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Strengthens Response to Lassa Fever
[This Day] The Ministry of Environment has strengthened responses to the current Lassa fever outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Overall, Night Shift Work Not Tied to Higher Lymphoma Risk
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Night shift work may increase the risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Occupational& Environmental Medicine. Pierluigi Cocco, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hippo talk: study sheds light on purpose of call and response
Researchers say ‘wheeze honks’ are identity signals, with reactions ranging from calls to spraying dung linked to level of familiarityA call from a stranger may elicit myriad responses – panic, confusion, maybe even excitement – but it turns out that hippos have a rather more corporeal reaction: they spray dung.Researchers studying hippopotamuses in Mozambique have revealed that the creatures not only react to the vocalisations of other hippos, but that the calls act as an identity signal. In other words, they allow hippos to tell the difference between a familiar individual and a stranger.Continue ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Wildlife Mozambique Environment Conservation Science Animals Source Type: news

Mental health symptoms and workplace challenges among Australian paramedics during the CoViD-19 pandemic - Petrie K, Smallwood N, Pascoe A, Willis K.
This study reports on mental health symptoms and the working environment among Australian p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of perceptions of climate change and flood risk on coping behavior: a case study of Taipei, Taiwan - Lee YJ, Lin SY.
Globalization and population growth have put great pressure on the environment over the last few decades, and climate change has increased associated negative effects. Researchers examine the interactions between human and the environment. Among them, the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

How do avalanche dogs (and their handlers) cope with physical exercise? Heart rate changes during endurance in a snowy environment - Menchetti L, Iaboni M, Santoro MM, Guelfi G, Diverio S.
This study aimed to assess the heart rate (HR) responses of avalanche SAR dogs and handlers under working field conditions. Thirteen SAR units (dogs and handlers) performed an exercise (Endurance) consisting of approximately 5.5 km of rough tracks through ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Simulation and optimization strategy of storm flood safety pattern based on SCS-CN Model - Cai X, Xu D.
The contradiction between rapid urbanization's demand for land resources and the ecological environment is increasing, which has led to large-scale hardening of the underlying surface of the city and reduction of land for storage. In addition, construction... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The importance of stakeholders in managing a safe city - Wereda W, Moch N, Wachulak A.
Contemporary cities are complex systems in which there are many interactions and dependencies in relation to the environment. Currently, the development of cities and their safety are among the most important international socio-economic processes. The mov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Influence of the built environment on physical activity choices among Emirati male and female adolescents: an examination of parents' and students' perceptions - Maghelal P, Alawadi K, Arlikatti S, Wahdain A.
The UN Human Development Report 2020 ranked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as having achieved 'very high human development' and as being at the 31st position among all countries. Despite this, the ever increasing obesity rates among Emirati youth, higher t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An extension of the exit choice model: considering the variance in the perspectives of evacuees when interacting with the spread of fire - Shuaib MM.
Understanding evacuees' responses to dynamic environmental changes, during an emergency evacuation, is of great importance in determining which aspects are ideal and which aspects should be eliminated or corrected. Evacuees differ in their ability to conti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Detecting natural hazard-related disaster impacts with social media analytics: the case of Australian states and territories - Yigitcanlar T, Regona M, Kankanamge N, Mehmood R, D ’Costa J, Lindsay S, Nelson S, Brhane A.
Natural hazard-related disasters are disruptive events with significant impact on people, communities, buildings, infrastructure, animals, agriculture, and environmental assets. The exponentially increasing anthropogenic activities on the planet have aggre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nigeria: 102 Died From 510 Lassa Fever Cases in 2021 - Nigerian Govt
[Leadership] Federal Ministry of Environment has strengthened activities on environmental health and sanitation response to Lassa fever outbreak in the country after 11 deaths in 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brown bears ‘switch habitats’ to hunt vulnerable prey
'Highly predatory ’ animals emerge from hibernation and move to areas with reindeer and moose calves, finds studyBrown bears switch habitats in the spring so they can hunt reindeer and moose calves, research suggests.After emerging from hibernation, the animals embark on an active hunting strategy to take full advantage of the calving period.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Animal behaviour Animals Wildlife Environment World news Science Source Type: news

Can they fix it? UK project to explore ability and desire to repair tech
Exclusive: Experts aim to find out whether there are hotspots around country where electronic waste is avoidedFrom fancy toys to smartphones, when technology breaks, it often seems simplest to ditch it for a new model.But now experts are hoping to challenge the status quo, launching a citizen science project to explore attitudes to repair, and pinpoint parts of the UK where the mending mindset is thriving.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Technology Waste Environment UK news Science Source Type: news

The nursing professional of the health strategy of family facing postpartum depression - Amaral MTM, Souza RB.
Care in Primary Health Care for women in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle must take place in an integral way, with individualized care that considers the life history, feelings and the environment in which the woman lives, seeking her physical and mental well... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth ’s poles for first time
Tiny particles including tyre dust found in ice cores stretching back 50 years, showing global plastic contaminationNanoplastic pollution has been detected in polar regions for the first time, indicating that the tiny particles are now pervasive around the world.The nanoparticles are smaller and more toxic than microplastics, which have already been found across the globe, but the impact of both on people ’s health is unknown.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Plastics Pollution Polar regions Science Ice Environment World news Antarctica Greenland Source Type: news

Water activities with three and four-year-old children: report of experience in an academy in S ão Luís-Ma - Walter C, Figueiredo FCN.
Contextualization of the objective: Motor experiences in the liquid or terrestrial environment are part of children's behavior, helping children to master the environment, making them autonomous and self-assured. OBJECTIVE: To report the experience... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Advancing knowledge on situation comprehension in dynamic traffic situations by studying eye movements to empty spatial locations - Frank W, M ühl K, Rosner A, Baumann M.
This study used the looking-at-nothing phenomenon to explore situation awareness (SA) and the effects of working memory (WM) load in driving situations. BACKGROUND: While driving, people develop a mental representation of the environment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project
Shares in Rio Tinto tumbled on Friday after Serbia revoked its lithium exploration licences over environmental concerns, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner's ambition to become Europe's largest... #miner #riotinto (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CIA says foreign actor may be behind some Havana syndrome cases
The CIA has assessed that the "majority" of reported cases can be "reasonably explained by medical conditions or environmental and technical factors." #havana (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Havana syndrome ’ unlikely caused by hostile foreign power, CIA says
Investigation finds majority of cases probably linked to pre-existing medical conditions, environmental factors or stress #stressinvestigation #havana (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most ‘Havana Syndrome’ Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power, C.I.A. Says
A report concluded that most cases have environmental or medical causes, but the government remains focused on investigating two dozen incidents that remain unexplained. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julian E. Barnes Tags: Havana Syndrome Microwaves (Electromagnetic Waves) Espionage and Intelligence Services United States International Relations United States Politics and Government Defense Department Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Source Type: news

Verily and L ’Oréal team up on skin research, new digital tools
The pair will research how aging and the environment impact skin, and develop new digital diagnostic tools for dermatology.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Verily and L ’Oréal team up on skin research and new digital tools
The pair will research how aging and the environment impact skin, and develop new digital diagnostic tools for dermatology.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling OCD Symptoms —Even for People Without the Disorder
Rosalyn (not her real name) had no idea what she intended to do with the three boxes of spaghetti she had just dumped into her shopping cart. She didn’t want them—she certainly didn’t need them—but never mind, she had to buy them. And the spaghetti boxes weren’t the only unwanted items she picked up in the grocery store that day during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. If she so much as grazed one item while she was reaching for another, into the shopping cart it went. “Everything my hand touched I had to buy,” she said. “I didn’t feel I had a choice. There was t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Count Me in: Working Together for Disability Inclusion in Guatemala
The organization “Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores” during one of their awareness-raising performances. Credit: Diana Alvarado (@alvaradodii) and Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores , UNDPBy Peride BlindGUATEMALA CITY, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) “Persons with disabilities are capable and equal. It is time the world understands that,” says Antonio Palma, a UN Volunteer at the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Guatemala. Antonio, who has a visual impairment, expresses what many other persons with disabilities feel. Ignored, mistreated, misunderstood, underestimated, condescended...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peride Blind Tags: Education Headlines Health Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Majority Of Mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’ Cases Not Linked To Hostile Foreign Power, CIA Finds
The CIA concluded that a majority of the 1,000 reported cases were likely triggered by environmental causes, undiagnosed medical conditions or stress. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Siladitya Ray, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

UK moves closer to allowing gene editing of crops by allowing more research
Government says gene editing can develop climate crisis resistant crops while critics fear it is another step towards GMResearch into the gene editing of plants in the UK will become much easier with new rules brought forward by the government that will encourage field trials and other development efforts.Ministers said cutting red tape on gene editing research would help to develop new strains of crops that need less pesticide, have less environmental impact and provide better nutrition. The new rules, introduced in the form of a statutory instrument laid in parliament on Thursday, will apply only to research, rather than...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Gene editing Farming Science Science policy Environment Politics UK news GM Source Type: news

Most ‘Havana Syndrome’ Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power, C.I.A. Says
A report concluded that most cases have environmental or medical causes, but the government remains focused on investigating two dozen incidents that remain unexplained. #foreignpower (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Editorial: In wake of SCOTUS ruling, vaccine mandates remain popular
Many companies now must decide: Do they continue with plans to mandate employee vaccination and risk losing workers who choose not to be vaccinated, or do they halt those plans — and risk alienating workers who want a safe work environment? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Building Australian network of satellites would reduce reliance on foreign data, scientists say
Australian Academy of Science says locally operated Earth observation satellites would ensure Australia ’s independenceFollow our live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingAustralia should build its own network of Earth observation satellites to reduce reliance on foreign satellite data that could be compromised by environmental or geopolitical stressors, scientists say.The recommendation is included in a national10-year plan for Australian space science, launched on Thursday by the Australian Academy of Science.Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian A...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Space Australia news Science Astronomy Australia weather Source Type: news