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Odd microbial partnerships via electrically conductive particles
(University of Southern Denmark) Human activities have contributed to global warming subsequently leading to increasing erosion of land. This results in conductive minerals being washed increasingly into water streams. The inflow of conductive particles can enable unusual electric partnerships between microbes leading to additional emissions of methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fred Dunning obituary
As curator of theGeological Museumin London in the 1970s and 80s, Fred Dunning, who has died aged 89, was responsible for moving that institution away from orderly display cases of rocks, minerals and fossils and towards something much more engaging.Fred became curator of the museum in 1970 and immediately showed that he was eager to share the magic and mystery of geology not just with existing museum-goers but with a whole new audience. He wanted to make geological research accessible to visitors by using eye-catching displays, and so appointed the designerJames Gardner to help him in his mission.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susanna van Rose Tags: Geology Museums Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of barley water?
Barley is a great source of fiber and contains many other essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, and selenium. In this article, we look at the benefits of barley water and how to make this nutritious beverage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

How to live longer: Take a daily multivitamin to gain optimum health
FINDING the best vitamins and minerals for your body is hard, and ensuring that you have the right amount of each is even harder. Missing them can have serious health repercussions for your body. So, one medical school has recommended taking a daily multivitamin supplement to help you live longer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-billion-year-old evaporites capture Earths great oxidation
This study describes the sedimentology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of a 2-billion-year-old, ~800-meter-thick evaporite succession from the Onega Basin in Russian Karelia. The deposit consists of a basal unit dominated by halite (~100 meters) followed by units dominated by anhydrite-magnesite (~500 meters) and dolomite-magnesite (~200 meters). The evaporite minerals robustly constrain marine sulfate concentrations to at least 10 millimoles per kilogram of water, representing an oxidant reservoir equivalent to more than 20% of the modern ocean-atmosphere oxidizing capacity. These results show that substantial amounts of su...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Blättler, C. L., Claire, M. W., Prave, A. R., Kirsimäe, K., Higgins, J. A., Medvedev, P. V., Romashkin, A. E., Rychanchik, D. V., Zerkle, A. L., Paiste, K., Kreitsmann, T., Millar, I. L., Hayles, J. A., Bao, H., Turchyn, A. V., Warke, M. R Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Minerals from deep in the ocean found to enhance muscle output, may be next big sports supplement
(Natural News) Minerals found in the deep ocean may be used to improve muscle output, potentially becoming a big sports supplement, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. The study, led by researchers at the University of Taipei, aimed to identify the effects of deep ocean minerals (DOM) supplementation on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Full of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, the sesame seed offers amazing benefits for your cardiovascular health
(Natural News) Sesame has a long been used as food, medicine, and a part of spiritual rituals. The ancient Babylonian Empire (now part of modern-day Iraq) used sesame oil to manufacture perfumes and medicine, and records show that ancient Egyptians used sesame both as medicine and for purification. Traditional Ayurvedic practitioners in ancient India combined powdered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is poor diet behind the teenage mental health crisis?
Fiona Hunter, one of the UK's leading nutritionists, takes a look at the correlation between the mental health crisis in teenagers and how this could be linked to the lack of vitamins and minerals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Loses Case Linking Mesothelioma to Asbestos in Talc
Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages. The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen Lanzo III, who claims he developed mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products from 1972 to 2003. His wife, Kendra, was awarded $7 million in damages. Johnson & Johnson was held 70 percent liable in the case, meaning they must pay $25.9 million. France-based talc supplier Imerys SA is liable for the remaining 3...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

J & J Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages. The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen Lanzo III, who claims he developed mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products from 1972 to 2003. His wife, Kendra, was awarded $7 million in damages. Johnson & Johnson was held 70 percent liable in the case, meaning they must pay $25.9 million. France-based talc supplier Imerys SA is liable for the remaining 3...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Electrolytes
-- Electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals that contain an electric charge. They are found in your blood, urine, other bodily fluids and tissues. Examples contained in certain foods and beverages include: sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Stress-Busting Smoothie
I designed this smoothie for myself due to my busy work schedule, and hectic work environment. My immune system was low and my cortisol levels were high, so I needed to pay more attention to my heatlth and get my own wellbeing back on track. This smoothie is my ultimate healthy breakfast. It provides sustained energy, supports my immune system, my digestive system and is rich in protein and antioxidants. It takes just one minute to make and any leftovers can be taken to work and enjoyed as a snack or light meal the same day. Adding protein in my smoothies helps to keep me full all morning and it also aids my concentration ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: What happens to your body if you forget to take supplements?
VITAMIN D, vitamin B12, iron and calcium are some of the most important vitamin and minerals for bodily function. A deficiency in any of these can be detrimental to a person ’s health, so taking supplements can help keep your levels topped up. But happens to your body if you forget or stop taking them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-viral components in soybean meal may promote growth and health in pigs
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Swine diets are carefully formulated to provide the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats. But what if those diets also provided health-promoting bioactive compounds that could make animals more resilient to disease? A new article from the University of Illinois notes that soy-derived compounds may be doing just that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Claire ’s Filing for Bankruptcy After Asbestos Found in Makeup
Claire’s, a fashion accessory retail chain marketed to young girls and preteens, is reportedly filing for bankruptcy as a second round of lab tests found deadly asbestos fibers in the store’s cosmetics products. Bloomberg News reported last week that Claire’s Stores Inc. plans to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks to ease the $2 million debt load. The deal would transfer control from Apollo Global Management LLC to lenders, including Elliott Capital Management and Monarch Alternative Capital. U.S. PIRG, a consumer and public interest research group, released a report Tuesday revealing three Claire&r...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Court Reopens Case Linking Lawn Fertilizer to Mesothelioma
A New Jersey appeals court has reopened a 2012 lawsuit alleging a man developed mesothelioma from using asbestos-contaminated Scotts lawn fertilizer. The decision comes after the discovery of new evidence the appeals court believes “would probably have changed the result” of the 2014 summary judgment in favor of Scotts. The original plaintiff, Lorenz Brandecker, filed the lawsuit in July 2012. The Wayne, New Jersey, resident claimed his twice-yearly use of Scotts Turf Builder fertilizer from 1967 to 1980 caused him to develop mesothelioma, a terminal cancer. According to a report from the National Asbestos Expo...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

New study reveals the secret of magmas that produce global treasures
(University of the Witwatersrand) South Africa's history and economy has been built on its rich natural treasures of a number of precious metals, stones and minerals. The country's mineral deposits have been created over hundreds of millions of years through processes that are still not completely understood. One of these processes is the origin of chromitite layers hosted by layered intrusions - a major source of chromium on our planet. The study reveals the formation of these layers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In-depth mineral review provides foundational resource for dairy scientists
(Elsevier) Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals. In a thorough and wide-ranging review published in the Journal of Dairy Science ® , Jesse Goff, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor and Anderson Chair in Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, examined necessary minerals as well as the mechanisms for their absorption in cows, providing insight into these vital elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Health Tip: Make Sure Babies Eat Right
-- A baby's nutritional balance during the first 1,000 days of life is critical to lifelong mental health and development, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Sufficient amounts of key minerals, vitamins, proteins and certain fats during the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash
This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married together with vegetables and a few glasses of full-bodied red wine. I’ve used carrot puree to thicken the Bourguignon sauce towards the end of cooking, which is a lovely way of thickening sauces without using refined white flours. Don’t overcook your cauliflower. Make sure to chop the ingredients finely before cooking and keep an eye on the cooking time. Blend it when hot, which will result in a creamy, white mash that tastes wonderful. This recipe is from my cookbo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime weekend recipe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Minerals of Life - Coenzymeq10
[Guardian] COENZYMEQ10, otherwise known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like chemical molecule present in all the cells of the body. The Q in the formula stands for the Quinone chemical group, while10 represents the number of isoprenyl subunits attached to it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 Micronutrients That Are Essential For A Child ’s Overall Health & Well-Being
Micronutrients — which consist of vitamins and minerals — are essential for “development, disease prevention and the overall (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peppers, berries, leafy greens: What to eat to protect your brain from dementia, Parkinson’s
(Natural News) Eating fruits and vegetables offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals — and just about every nutrient that is beneficial for overall health. So it’s no surprise that they can also decrease your risk of developing dementia later in life. However, particular fruits and vegetables are especially good at fighting off dementia, and they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Bill Aims to Keep Children ’ s Makeup Asbestos-Free
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation this week that would mandate a warning label on cosmetics marketed to children unless stricter testing can show they are free of asbestos fibers. The legislation was sparked by reports in 2017 that trace amounts of tremolite asbestos were found in cosmetics marketed to girls by national retail chains Claire’s and Justice. Although both companies quickly pulled products off store shelves, they also disputed the findings and later produced lab results showing their merchandise was safe and free of asbestos. “Parents across the country should have the peace of mind i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos in cosmetics asbestos makeup asbestos-contaminated talc Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 Claire’s asbestos Colgate-Palmolive Department of Health and Human Services Johnson & Johnson justice asbestos polarized li Source Type: news

Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Are micro-deficiencies sabotaging your workout? New study supports the need for women to take mineral supplements
(Natural News) If your running time isn’t improving, it could be because of micro-deficiencies. According to a new study, women who were given “a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month” cut their 3-mile run times by almost one minute. Researchers from The Ohio State University compared the performance of the women who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Which Plant-Based Milk Is The Most Nutritious?
BOSTON (CBS) — Millions of Americans have turned to plant-based milk as an alternative to cow’s milk, but which variety is the healthiest? Researchers from McGill University found that while none of them proves as nutritious as cow’s milk, soy milk reigns supreme when compared to rice, almond and coconut milk. Soy milk is a better source of protein and contains phytonutrients which may have some anti-cancer properties. Almond milk has larger amounts of healthy fats but less protein. Coconut milk has virtually no protein, and rice milk has the weakest nutritional value. Rice milk is higher in calories and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Milk Source Type: news

Jack fruit, from the fig family, found to have amazing health benefits
(Natural News) Jackfruit is known to be the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. Moreover, it is packed with various vitamins and minerals that can help support overall health. Jackfruit can be eaten in different ways — raw, dried, roasted, or added to soups. In addition, it can be made into chips, jams, ice cream,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Type of Non-Dairy Milk is the Healthiest, Study Says
That almond milk latte may be delicious, but a study just published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology suggests that the trendy beverage also has some drawbacks. When researchers compared the nutritional profiles of four popular “alternative” milks, they found that soy milk came out on top—and that almond, rice and coconut “milks” all lacked essential nutrients important for overall health. Plant-based “milks” are often marketed as wholesome and appropriate substitutes for the real thing. To find out if these claims measured up, scientists at McGill University in Canada ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized almond milk almond milk calories almond milk nutrition coconut milk Diet/Nutrition healthytime is soy milk fattening Lactose Intolerance onetime soy milk calories soy milk nutrition soy milk vs milk Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case
The second trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder and its possible link to mesothelioma began this week in a Middlesex County, New Jersey, superior court. A jury in California two months ago — in a highly anticipated first trial — found the pharmaceutical giant was not responsible for a plaintiff’s mesothelioma, the rare asbestos-related cancer. Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi opened the latest trial Monday in New Brunswick, New Jersey, just a few blocks from the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson. The trial is estimated to last two months. Plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III, ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 30, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Another way to clean your air: Salt lamps purify the air and charge it with healthy negative ions
(Natural News) Mined from ancient seabeds, Himalayan salt is one of the best sources of natural minerals on the planet. Its benefits include supporting weight loss, a detoxed body, and balanced hormones. It is also used to improve air quality in homes. There are several ways to enjoy the health benefits of pure mineral salts,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The well-being paradox: We are getting richer, but not more satisfied
(Eindhoven University of Technology) For decades, there was a single main indicator of how countries were faring: Gross Domestic Product, and its growth. But what we earn does not say much about how healthy we are or about how we deplete minerals. Jan-Pieter Smits, professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), is the spiritual father of a new measuring instrument that gives policymakers a better understanding of what society is about. The statistics bureaus of 65 countries have already embraced it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These Are the Best Foods for a Baby ’s Brain
So much is going on in the first few months of a baby’s life, it’s no surprise that what a baby eats can have an effect on how important structures and connections in the brain develop. To help parents understand what babies need, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a set of recommendations for foods that ensure healthy brain development in babies’ first 1,000 days. In the guidelines, just published in the journal Pediatrics, the AAP’s Committee on Nutrition say that certain nutrients, including protein, zinc, iron, folate, certain vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids are critical fo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized babies brains babies diet babies nutrition babies supplements baby diet baby food baby food diet best foods for a baby brain health breast milk breastmilk Diet/Nutrition healthytime what do babies eat what do ba Source Type: news

The Case Against Juice Is Stronger Than Ever
Juice is the health trend that just won’t go away. There’s a juicing shop on practically every city block, and everyone from your Spin instructor to your mother downs glasses of it daily. There’s no doubt that juicing is ubiquitous—but is it as healthy as everyone says? Juice can help you consume more vitamins and minerals, and that’s a positive for people who struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables. But experts say it may not deserve its health halo. In a paper published last winter in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, experts scrutinized several nutrition-hyped foods&md...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition green juice healthytime juice cleanse Juicing onetime smoothies Weight loss Source Type: news

Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds
(Ohio State University) A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to research from The Ohio State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

Canada Introduces New Asbestos Regulations
Two Canadian government agencies are sponsoring legislation that will prohibit the import, use and sale of asbestos and products containing the cancer-causing mineral. The proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, comes more than a year after the Canadian government promised a comprehensive ban on asbestos by 2018. Additional amendments to the existing Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations (ESECLR) would restrict the export of all forms of asbestos, going beyond Canada’s commitment under the Rotterdam...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban in canada Catherine McKenna Environment and Climate Change Canada Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations Health Canada Jesse Todd Kathleen Ruff Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations Rig Source Type: news

Claire ’s Refutes Reports of Asbestos-Containing Makeup
Claire’s on Thursday said lab results have certified its products are asbestos-free, just a week after the children’s accessories retailer recalled nine makeup kits over concerns of contamination. “We are pleased to report that test results received to date from two certified independent labs confirm that the products in question are asbestos free, completely safe and meet all government requirements,” a company statement said. The talc used in the makeup products was sourced from Merck KGaA. The pharmaceutical giant provided certificates of analysis to Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Admi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos cosmetics asbestos makeup asbestos testing Claire's recall Claire’s asbestos Health Canada ISO-certified testing lab Just Shine Shimmer Powder Justice Kristi Warner Merck polarized light microscopy Scientific Analytical Source Type: news

‘ Raw water ’ is the latest health craze. Here ’ s why drinking it may be a bad idea.
Hold your canteen under a natural spring and you'll come away with crystal clear water, potentially brimming with beneficial bacteria as well as minerals from the earth. That's what proponents of the “raw water” movement are banking on — selling people on the idea of drinking water that contains the things they say nature intended without the chemicals, such as chlorine, often used […]Related:Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory councilCalcium and vitamin D supplements may not protect against bone fracturesA boy’s basketball-size ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may be a bad idea.
Hold your canteen under a natural spring and you'll come away with crystal clear water, potentially brimming with beneficial bacteria as well as minerals from the earth. That's what proponents of the “raw water” movement are banking on — selling people on the idea of drinking water that contains the things they say nature intended without the chemicals, such as chlorine, often used […]Related:Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory councilCalcium and vitamin D supplements may not protect against bone fracturesA boy’s basketball-size ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Awards $22M in Asbestos-Contaminated Paint Case
A California jury recently awarded $22 million to the estate of a man exposed to asbestos-containing talc that was used in paint manufacturing, expanding the liability of those supplying the toxic ingredient. Plaintiff Richard Booker, who worked as a paint maker throughout his career, died of mesothelioma in 2016. The lawsuit claimed Booker was exposed to asbestos while working for Dexter Midland Chemical Co. and Walter N. Boysen Paint Co. The lucrative award includes $4.6 million in punitive damages, along with the initial judgement of $17.57 million for malice on the part of Vanderbilt Minerals and Imerys Talc America In...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Alameda County asbestos exposure asbestos-contaminated talc Cashmere Bouquet Colgate-Palmolive Dexter Midland Chemical Imerys Talc America mesothelioma lawsuit Richard Booker Vanderbilt Minerals Walter N. Boysen Paint Source Type: news

Rosie's robustness: Bringing the Jetsons to reality
(Chinese Association of Automation) Rosie has been the archetypal representative of helper robots since she wheeled onto televisions screens in the early 1960s. While Rosie vacuumed and washed dishes without a hint of incoordination, it turns out her real-world counterpart is far more likely to tip over and become a hindrance instead of a helper. Researchers from the King Fahd University of Petroleum& Minerals have proposed a control design of the wheeled inverted pendulum assistant robot called I-PENTAR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub -Saharan Africa
Raghav Gaiha is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Insitute, University of Manchester, England; & Shantanu Mathur is Lead Advisor, Programme Management Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy. The views are personal.By Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu MathurNEW DELHI, Dec 19 2017 (IPS)Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate based-diets also contribute to productivity losses and reduced educational attainment and income. Consequently, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu Mathur Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten benefits of shilajit
Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. Learn about the potential health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years
The rare oriental blue clearwing, that disguises itself as a bee, was spotted in the Malaysian rainforestA moth that disguises itself as a bee and was previously only identified by a single damaged specimen collected in 1887 has been rediscovered in the Malaysian rainforest by a lepidopterist from Poland.The oriental blue clearwing (Heterosphecia tawonoides) was seen “mud-puddling” – collecting salts and minerals from damp areas with its tongue-like proboscis – on the banks of a river in Malaysia’s lowland rainforest, one of the most wildlife-rich – and threatened – regions on Eart...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Insects Conservation Endangered species Malaysia Environment Animals Wildlife Asia Pacific World news Zoology Science Biology Source Type: news

Seismic potential of weak, near-surface faults revealed at plate tectonic slip rates - Ikari MJ, Kopf AJ.
The near-surface areas of major faults commonly contain weak, phyllosilicate minerals, which, based on laboratory friction measurements, are assumed to creep stably. However, it is now known that shallow faults can experience tens of meters of earthquake s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Colgate-Palmolive Settles Claim Over Asbestos in Talc
Consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive once again is paying for the alleged link between the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder and deadly asbestos exposure. The New York-based company agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming a Pennsylvania woman developed mesothelioma after using the talcum powder product for more than 20 years. Colgate-Palmolive avoided a trial in a New Jersey state court with the undisclosed settlement Oct. 30, according to court filings. Plaintiff Carol Schoeniger alleged the company failed to warn her of risks associated with using Cashmere Bouquet, claiming inhaling the asbestos-contaminate...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos exposure asbestos-contaminated talc California Court of Appeal Carol Schoeniger Cashmere Bouquet Colgate-Palmolive Gwen Myers Idee Fox Imerys Talc North America Johnson & Johnson Judith Winkel Los Angeles Superior Court Ma Source Type: news