Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains
Our planet ’s geology shaped life on Earth. But now scientists reveal it worked the other way around tooThe mighty forces that created our planet ’s mountains in ancient days got some unexpected help, scientists have discovered. Their research shows some of Earth’s greatest ranges got a boost from primitive lifeforms whose remains lubricated movements of rock slabs and allowed them to pile up to form mountains.If it had not been for life on Earth, the surface of our planet would have been flatter and a lot more boring, say scientists at Aberdeen and Glasgow universities where the research was carried out.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Mountains Geology Environment Marine life Fish Science UK news Source Type: news
HEALTH NOTES: Robot 'fish' could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into tumours
The robots, one-hundredth of a millimetre in size, were made my Chinese scientists using a special 3D printing technique, from a gel that changes shape when exposed to different pH levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Deep-water fish are potential vectors of ciguatera poisoning in the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia - Darius HT, Revel T, Cruchet P, Viallon J, Gatti CMI, Sibat M, Hess P, Chinain M.
Ciguatera poisoning (CP) cases linked to the consumption of deep-water fish occurred in 2003 in the Gambier Islands (French Polynesia). In 2004, on the request of two local fishermen, the presence of ciguatoxins (CTXs) was examined in part of their fish ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
A famously far-ranging gray wolf is found dead in Southern California
The Oregon-born gray wolf gained a following this year when it became the first to travel to Southern California in a century. Wildlife officials say it appears to have been struck by a vehicle. (Image credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathan Rott Source Type: news
Time Honoured Food Traditions, Pleasing for Palate and Planet
Alia Chughtai (standing at the back), a journalist with filmmaker Akhlaque Mahesar (right, behind the table), and others in their team at Aur Chaawal (And Rice). Chughtai believes in using local fresh ingredients that are healthy and planet-friendly. Her method of cooking fits in with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition’s Double Pyramid. Credit: Zofeen T. Ebrahim/IPSBy Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Nov 19 2021 (IPS) Balance is the absolute key, says Alia Chughtai, a journalist who started a catering service with filmmaker Akhlaque Mahesar, by the name of Aur Chaawal (And Rice), two years ago. She knows what she is talkin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Action Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations #Nutrition #FoodCulture #Barilla #BCFNforum # Source Type: news
DNA Damage Makes Zebrafish Sleepy
Buildup of a DNA-repair protein in brain cells spurs shut-eye in the fish, a study finds, and similar results in mice suggest the mechanism is widespread in animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Highly Regarded Aerobiologist, Chad Roy, MSPH, PhD, Joins NDA Partners...
NDA Partners Vice President of Operations, Eric Fish, announced today that Chad Roy, MSPH, PhD, an expert aerobiologist with a focus on respiratory health and airborne infectious diseases, has joined...(PRWeb November 18, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/highly_regarded_aerobiologist_chad_roy_msph_phd_joins_nda_partners_as_expert_consultant/prweb18339845.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
High-Dose Marine Omega-3s Raise Risk for Atrial Fibrillation High-Dose Marine Omega-3s Raise Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
Dr JoAnn Manson discusses the link between fish oil supplements, AF, and stroke.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news
Double Solution to Ongoing Food and Climate Crises
BCFN's double pyramid encourages the adoption of eating styles that are people and planet focused. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Nov 17 2021 (IPS) For the last ten years, Angeline Wanjira’s food stall at Kirigiti Market in Kiambu County has featured the same foods, cabbages, potatoes and carrots, keeping with the community’s most preferred food types. Over in the Lake Victoria region County of Homabay, Millicent Atieno has sold fish at the Mbita market since 2015. A pattern that Nairobi-based food safety and security expert Evans Kori says replicates itself throughout Kenya’s 47 Counties. “Our fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Climate Action Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations #ClimateAction #BCFNforum #FoodSystems Barilla Center Source Type: news
Antimicrobial Resistance Calls for Brainpower of a Space Agency and Campaigning Zeal of an NGO
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news
Gender-sexuality alliances as a moderator of the association between victimization, depressive symptoms, and drinking behavior among LGBTQ+ youth - Poteat VP, Fish JN, Watson RJ.
BACKGROUND: Victimization and depression are major stressors underlying drinking behavior among LGBTQ+ youth. There remains limited attention to setting-level factors that buffer their effects. Gender-Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are school clubs that could ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
High-Dose Fish Oil: & quot;Intriguing & quot; Results in COVID-19 High-Dose Fish Oil: & quot;Intriguing & quot; Results in COVID-19
A month ' s course of the high-dose EPA product, icosapent ethyl, showed a trend toward reduced hospitalization and death in COVID-19, but results did not reach significance in the PREPARE-IT 2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Uganda: Rich Food From Poor Fish, Making Food and Health Sustainable
[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -- During the COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda, a breastfeeding mother struggled to improve the health of her malnourished child. With the closure of her local health centre, she worried the child could die without urgent medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news
The old climate certainties ‘aren’t certain any more’
The United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) has put climate justice at the centre of the news agenda for a fortnight, but for UNISON members working at the Environment Agency, adapting to climate changes in the UK is part of their job, every single day. Jackie Hamer is a senior environment officer at the Environment Agency, where she’s worked for 30 years. Over this time, she has seen how conversations on climate change have rapidly evolved. “When I first started doing this job, people hardly talked about climate change. It wasn’t a factor because it just wasn’t in the headlines. Now, we’ve all had to start thi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article COP26 Environment green unison Source Type: news