How to Use and Take Care of Your Humidifier
For those of us whose skin in the winter gets as scaly as a lizard’s, home humidifiers might sound essential. But humidifiers are more complicated to use and care for than some other household appliances—and doing so incorrectly can be worse for your health than not having one at all. Here’s what to know before diving in.  The benefits of humid air [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Humidifiers do their best work on the parts of the body you use to breathe. When the air gets colder, the humidity in the environment goes down. Each breath of dry air sucks moisture from your airways...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Ukrainian scientists tally the grave environmental consequences of the Kakhovka Dam disaster
Kyiv and Odesa, Ukraine— In the predawn hours of 6 June 2023, a pair of explosions rocked the Kakhovka Dam, a 3-kilometer-long hydropower facility on the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine. Waking up that morning to the unfolding catastrophe, “I couldn’t believe it,” recalls Volodymyr Osadchyi, director of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute (UHMI). “I thought it had to be fake news.” But footage captured by a Ukrainian military drone showed water from one of Europe’s largest reservoirs gushing through a gaping breach in the dam. Over the next 4 days, 18 cubic kilometers of water surged downs...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Every Western Automaker Is Visiting This Remote Part of South Africa
MBOMBELA, South Africa—A half-century-old company on the outskirts of South Africa’s Kruger National Park has found itself in a fortuitous spot as Western automakers push to move their electric-vehicle supply chains away from China. Manganese Metal Co., based in the sleepy town of Mbombela, is the…#southafrica #southafricas #krugernationalpark #western #manganesemetalco #mbombela (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Era of Mining
A robust global mining industry is essential for a growing green economy. Some facts to bear in mind: a solar panel requires aluminum, steel, copper, zinc, and silver. A wind turbine: steel, copper, and aluminum. An EV battery: lithium, gold, silver, cobalt, manganese, aluminum, nickel, and…#worldbank #ukraine #thisneweraofmining (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Euro Manganese Produces High-Purity Manganese Sulphate from Chvaletice Demonstration Plant
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euro Manganese Inc. ((TSX-V and ASX: EMN, OTCQX:EUMNF, Frankfurt: E06)) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful production of high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate ("HPMSM") from the dissolution and crystallization…#britishcolumbia #euromanganeseinc #tsxv #asx #otcqx #frankfurt #e06 #czechrepublic #demonstrationplant #hpmsm (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the fight between hosts and fungal pathogens, scientists discovered how withholding manganese can cripple Candida albicans. 
In the fight between hosts and fungal pathogens, scientists discovered how withholding manganese can cripple Candida albicans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 14, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News News & Opinion Source Type: news

Gabon junta names former Eramet executive as petrol minister
A junta that seized power in OPEC-member state Gabon appointed Marcel Abeke, a former executive of French miner Eramet (ERMT.PA) as the country's new petrol minister on Saturday. Abeke was an executive of the company which operates a manganese mine in Gabon until March last year when he was…#opec #marcelabeke #abeke #gabon #raymondndongsima #mauricetocui #leewhite #tocui #maysmouissi #brigadiergeneral (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep-sea mining key domain for power politics: analyst
TOKYO -- The next major geopolitical tug-of-war could take place in the Earth's watery depths, with countries and companies looking to gain the edge in deep-sea mining. Scientists estimate that billions of tons of manganese, iron, magnesium, titanium, potassium, cobalt and nickel can be found in…#tokyo #scientists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India ’ s Moon Rover Completes its Walk. Scientists Analyzing Data
NEW DELHI — India’s moon rover has completed its walk on the lunar surface and been put into sleep mode less than two weeks after its historic landing near the lunar south pole, India’s space mission said. “The rover completes its assignments. It is now safely parked and set into sleep mode,” with daylight on that part of the moon coming to an end, the Indian Space Research Organization said in a statement late Saturday. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The rover’s payloads are turned off and the data it collected has been transmitted to the Earth via the lander, the s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 3, 2023 Category: Science Tags: Uncategorized India Source Type: news

Manganese intoxication presenting with depressive symptoms: a case report - S önmez D, Hocaoglu.
Manganese regulates many enzymes in the human body and is essential for normal development and bodily function. Chronic manganese poisoning has an insidious and progressive course and usually begins with nonspecific complaints such as headache, fatigue, sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

TerraPower, PanTera sign agreement for Ac-225 production
TerraPower Isotopes and PanTera signed a strategic collaboration that they sa...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pilot(less) study: Drones can deliver medical isotopes DOE Isotope Program adds manganese-54 to catalog Canada to invest $26.6M for medical isotope development TerraPower, Pantera to collaborate on actinium-225 production Can automated PET tracer radiosynthesis replace manual methods? (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - August 31, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

French miner Eramet suspends its operations in Gabon, shares sink
French miner Eramet, ERMAF whose mines in Gabon make it the world’s largest producer of high-grade manganese ore, has suspended all operations in the country because of an ongoing coup, it said on Wednesday, sending its shares sharply lower. A group of senior Gabonese military officers appeared on…#ermaf #gabon #gabonese #alibongo #eramet #comilog #moanda #setrag #manganese #norway (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Galera Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. FDA for Avasopasem Manganese
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galera Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a pipeline of novel, proprietary therapeutics that have the potential to... (Source: - New Drug Applications)
Source: - New Drug Applications - August 9, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Where do deep-sea creatures live? Where they won ’t dissolve
Vast muddy seabeds cover more than 60% of the planet, collectively making them Earth’s largest habitat. At first glance, these frigid, sunless depths all seem more or less the same. Yet the animals that live there, kilometers below the surface, prefer some regions over others, according to a new study. What accounts for their preferences? It’s nothing they can see or sense, the authors say, but an invisible and life-threatening limit imposed by seawater chemistry. This limit demarcates where an important component of many kinds of marine life, calcium carbonate, naturally dissolves. Researchers have long known th...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 24, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

DOE Isotope Program adds manganese-54 to catalog
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) has added manganese-5...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DOE breaks ground on new isotope research facility DOE waives export ban on highly enriched uranium DOE to fund U.S. Mo-99 production SNMMI pushes Congress for U.S.-based Mo-99 supply (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - July 19, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news