J & J Facing Scrutiny from Congress, Black Women ’s Organization
Plaintiff attorneys and congressional leaders have renewed their push against Johnson & Johnson and its allegedly toxic, talc-based powder products, questioning motives and demanding answers, according to various media outlets. A committee of attorneys filed a restraining order in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, July 27, hoping to prevent J&J’s potential plan to unload its talc-related liabilities on a new subsidiary that would subsequently file for bankruptcy. The next day, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform delivered a letter to J&J’s chief execu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Almost Every Doctor Recommends Sunscreen. So Why Don ’t We Know More About Its Safety?
Each year, as Memorial Day approaches, Holly Thaggard braces herself for the headlines. About how sunscreen may be damaging coral reefs. About the possible flammability of spray-on sunscreen. Headlines—as there were this year—about how sunscreen contains chemicals that could harm your health. “This has happened every single year for the last decade of my life,” says Thaggard, founder of Texas-based Supergoop, a sunscreen company that brands itself as reef-safe and free of hundreds of potentially problematic ingredients. This year, the is-sunscreen-dangerous news cycle started in May, when Valisure, ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Form Energy CEO claims iron-air battery can "fully retire thermal assets like coal and natural gas"
(Natural News) Form Energy Inc. on Thursday, July 22, unveiled its first commercial product – a rechargeable iron-air battery capable of delivering electricity for 100 hours at system costs competitive with conventional power plants and at less than 1/10th the cost of lithium-ion. Made from iron, one of the safest, cheapest and most abundant minerals on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’
Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they performI have been fascinated byinsects all my life. One of my earliest memories is of finding, at the age of five or six, some stripy yellow-and-black caterpillars feeding on weeds in the school playground. I put them in my empty lunchbox, and took them home. Eventually they transformed into handsome magenta and black moths. This seemed like magic to me – and still does. I was hooked.In pursuit of insects I have travelled the world, from the deserts of Patago...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dave Goulson Tags: Insects Biodiversity Environment Bees Wildlife Biology Pesticides Food Conservation Science Butterflies Birds Source Type: news

Digging into the molecules of fossilized dinosaur eggshells
(American Chemical Society) Dinosaurs roamed the Earth more than 65 million years ago, and paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters are still unearthing traces of them today. The minerals in fossilized eggs and shell fragments provide snapshots into these creatures' early lives, as well as their fossilization processes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry have analyzed the molecular makeup of fossilized dinosaur eggshells from Mexico, finding nine amino acids and evidence of ancient protein structures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does a New ‘Gold Standard’ Really Protect Miners?
A 15-year-old boy working alongside a teenage girl at an artisanal and small-scale mine in Odahu, Amansie West district, Ghana. Credit: Juliane Kippenberg/Human Rights WatchBy Juliane KippenbergBERLIN, Jun 29 2021 (IPS) Many products these days come with the promise that workers and communities all along their supply line  are protected from abuse  under a particular standard or code of conduct. Since the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights a decade ago, a plethora of such certification systems have emerged, including for  mining  and connected industries ranging ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliane Kippenberg Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Source Type: news

Differences in human, mouse brain cells have important implications for disease research
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study comparing brain cells known as astrocytes in humans and mice found that mouse astrocytes are more resilient to oxidative stress, a damaging imbalance that is a mechanism behind many neurological disorders. A lack of oxygen triggers molecular repair mechanisms in these mouse astrocytes but not in human astrocytes. In contrast, inflammation activates immune-response genes in human astrocytes but not mouse astrocytes.BACKGROUNDAlthough the mouse is a ubiquitous laboratory model used in research for neurological diseases, results from studies in mice are not always applicable to humans. In fact, more t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DEAL OF THE DAY: Boots launch deals on vitamins & supplements & extra 20% off with code
BOOTS has launched several deals on vitamins, supplements and minerals that are perfect for a health restock. In addition, customers can also get extra discounts when they shop online with a special code. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher selenium and manganese levels during pregnancy may protect babies from future high blood pressure
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Children who were exposed to higher levels of trace minerals manganese and selenium during their mothers' pregnancy had a lower risk of high blood pressure in childhood, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Supplements for managing blood pressure
(Natural News) Eating a healthy diet is key to maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. After all, many of the minerals needed for blood pressure management, such as potassium and magnesium, come from a variety of nutritious foods. If you’re eating a balanced diet, then you have nothing to worry about. But if your regular diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Administration Seeks Tighter Integration of R & D and Industrial Policies
New reports written at the direction of President Biden review supply-chain vulnerabilities in semiconductors, high-capacity batteries, critical minerals and materials, and pharmaceuticals. They stress that support for innovation should be coupled strongly to domestic manufacturing incentives  in order to bolster U.S. industry. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 17, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

AHA News: Is Mango the Luscious Superhero of Fruit?
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- If mangoes could be any more of a nutritional hero, they might need to wear capes. The luscious, sweet tropical fruits are packed with so many vitamins and minerals they are great for our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects J & J Appeal of $2 Billion Talc Verdict
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request June 1 from Johnson & Johnson to consider overturning a $2.1 billion award to 22 women who blamed the company’s asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products for causing ovarian cancer. With the Supreme Court declining to consider it, a Missouri state court ruling from 2018 that originally awarded $4.69 billion remains in place. A Missouri court of appeals reduced the award in 2020 to $2.1 billion, but also rejected a J&J effort to dismiss the jury verdict. The appeal did not involve the question of whether the products caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson wanted...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Workers Union Pushes for Formalization of Artisinal Mining
[263Chat] Zimbabwe Diamond, Allied, and Minerals Workers Union (ZIDAMWU) is advocating for the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mines in a bid to reduce and curb the surge in mine accidents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SHTF nutrition: 10 Vitamins and supplements for preppers
(Natural News) It’s important to have vitamins and minerals on hand when SHTF. Having essential nutrients ensures you stay healthy even in a crisis or disaster scenario. In such cases, you need to be in good shape, physically and mentally. Reasons to stock vitamins and minerals Multivitamins usually aren’t enough to address all of your body’s needs.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A 'super plate' of foods may extend longevity – what’s on it?
LIVE longer by tucking into a "super plate" - the easiest way to incorporate various minerals and vitamins into your diet. Healthy balanced meals consist of fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale health benefits: The vegetable can help with blood pressure, weight loss and diabetes
KALE is a leafy green superfood you can definitely benefit from adding into your meals. Highly nutritious, the member of the cruciferous family contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No visitors but teeming with life: what ’s going on inside the Natural History Museum?
While its doors have been closed to the public, scientists have been busy digitising its vast archive – from 100-year-old insects to rare mineralsThe main exhibition room at the Natural History Museum in London is cathedral-like, with Hope the blue whale suspended mid-air like a demigod. Filled with specimens collected by explorers, this remarkable place teaches us about the evolution of life on our planet.There is a “great unlocking” happening in this building, home to one of the world’s largest natural history collections. Insects on pins and old minerals that have been sitting in mahogany display...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Phoebe Weston, pictures by David Levene Tags: Natural History Museum Genetics Environment Insects Animals Biology Science Museums Wildlife Plants Fungi Biodiversity Conservation Green economy Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021 UK news Culture London Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The best dietary mineral to lower BP & how to include it in your diet
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is easily reversed by making lifestyle modifications. According to research, of all the dietary minerals that can help to lower a high reading, "the strongest data exist for increased potassium intake". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Orange juice fortified with minerals shown to help reduce fat
VISCERAL fat is strongly associated with chronic complications so eliminating the belly fat is vital. Research suggests drinking orange juice that's been fortified with calcium and vitamin D may attack stubborn belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones: Symptoms, treatments and dietary precautions
(Natural News) Kidney stones are hard deposits made of salts and other minerals that form inside the kidneys. Diet, lifestyle habits and a family history of kidney disease all contribute to an individual’s risk of developing kidney stones. Despite its name, kidney stones can affect any part of the urinary tract, such as the bladder... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

POCUS beats landmark guidance for placing arterial lines
Placing arterial lines under the guidance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS achieves new heights in Mount Everest rescue GE adds new compact POCUS system, AI software POCUS group launches MSK certification Ultrasound-guided vein access safe, quick in kids Ultrasound steps up in COVID-19 pandemicComments: 4/14/2021 4:01:43 AMRay Ellis I have a family history of heart disease. A few years ago, I found a book written by a cardiologist in practice for over 30 years. On page 253 he lists 33 nutrients (vitamins, minerals and amino acids), “…for optimiz...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) has pioneered the food pyramid, which recommends both nutritious and good food for the planet. In its latest report, it makes recommendations for Africa. Credit: Anaya Katlego / UnsplashBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 2021 (IPS) With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment. According to a new Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) report, 690 million people globally lack sufficie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Source Type: news

Is a calorie a calorie? Not always, when it comes to almonds
(University of Toronto) Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that a calorie labelled is not the same as a calorie digested and absorbed, when the food source is almonds. The findings should help alleviate concerns that almonds contribute to weight gain, which persist despite the widely recognized benefits of nuts as a plant-based source of protein, vitamins and minerals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Earth's crust mineralogy drives hotspots for intraterrestrial life
(Frontiers) Researchers explored the distribution of biofilm communities in the continental deep subsurface. Their study highlights the presence of " hotspots " for microbial life around iron-rich minerals. A pattern which can allow us to better predict the distribution of intraterrestrial life on Earth, but that could also inform the search for extraterrestrial life in the subsurface of Mars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Here's why you need trace minerals to boost your overall well-being
(Natural News) The human body needs minerals to function properly. In fact, there are two types of minerals — macrominerals and trace minerals. The body needs macrominerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and sulfur, in large amounts; hence the name. Although the body only needs a small amount of trace minerals, they still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Row Over Rare-Earth Deposits Could Bring Down Greenland's Government
Greenlanders are going to the polls Tuesday in a crucial election that could determine if the island taps its vast deposits of rare-earth minerals to fuel eventual independence from Denmark.(Image credit: NORDFOTO/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Gives Less Protection for Some Cancer Patients
Millions of people across the United States have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions are lifting in many public spaces such as restaurants and bars. Mesothelioma patients may be looking forward to returning to life as it was before the pandemic. However, a new study reports that the COVID-19 vaccine may not sufficiently protect patients with compromised or weakened immune systems. The study results suggest that people with cancer or who are undergoing cancer treatment may still be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 even after their vaccination. Researchers published their findings earlier this m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Mars' "missing" water has been locked up in the planet's crust, study finds
(Natural News) Researchers from the California Institute of Technology found that most of the “missing” water on Mars did not really escape into space. Instead, the bulk of Martian water likely remained on the planet, locked up inside its crust through water-bearing minerals. Where did the water on Mars go? Scientists long suspected that liquid water used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Asbestos Imports Increased Significantly in 2020
An estimated 300 metric tons of raw chrysotile asbestos was imported into the U.S. in 2020, almost doubling the amount from 2019, according to the recent United States Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summaries report. The chloralkali industry accounted for 100% of the imports, all from Brazil. This industry uses the asbestos in the manufacturing of semipermeable diaphragms for making chlorine. Asbestos import numbers were the second smallest in more than 50 years and only a fraction of the all-time high of 803,000 tons reported in 1973. Also imported into the United States, but not included in the report, is a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Kidney cancer often found by accident
Your kidneys remove waste from your blood and regulate a healthy balance between water, sodium and minerals in your bloodstream. "Kidneys filter intoxicants, drugs and waste products out of your blood," says Dr. Scott Cheney, a Mayo Clinic urologic surgeon. "We would actually die within about a week without having good kidney function." Poor kidney [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 15, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Best supplements for skin: Zinc linked to helping acne, psoriasis and rosacea
VITAMINS and minerals are nutrients the body needs to work properly and stay healthy, and if people are unable to get these through a varied and balanced diet, supplements can offer a helping hand. When it comes to sorting skin issues, taking zinc could do the trick. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Redox-active antibiotics enhance phosphorus bioavailability
In this study, we explore long-standing observations that microbes increase the production of redox-active antibiotics under phosphorus limitation. The availability of phosphorus, a nutrient required by all life on Earth and essential for agriculture, can be controlled by adsorption to and release from iron minerals by means of redox cycling. Using phenazine antibiotic production by pseudomonads as a case study, we show that phenazines are regulated by phosphorus, solubilize phosphorus through reductive dissolution of iron oxides in the lab and field, and increase phosphorus-limited microbial growth. Phenazines are just on...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: McRose, D. L., Newman, D. K. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about kidney stones?
March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about kidney stones. Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Diet, excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and medications are among the many causes of kidney stones. There may be [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

East Africa: Region Trade Balances Improve Despite Pandemic
[East African] Regional balance of trade improved in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, with lower imports, as Kenya's manufactured products and demand for Tanzanian minerals held up the economies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Preparing $3.9 Billion for Talc Settlements
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion for talc-related litigation, according to a regulatory filing this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. The company said it’s now facing more than 25,000 lawsuits related to various talc products that have allegedly caused cancers, primarily from asbestos fiber contamination. The $3.9 billion is almost double the amount that Johnson & Johnson reported being set aside for litigation expenses in its 2020 fiscal year-end results. A Missouri Court of Appeals earlier last year upheld a lower-court ruling, but reduced t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

This Hyderabad farmer has won a patent for Vitamin D-enriched rice and wheat
Chintala Venkat Reddy, who won a Padma Shri in 2020, applies natural processes and minerals to enrich rice and wheat with Vitamin D (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for low mood: Magnesium could help with depression & anxiety symptoms
BEST supplements for low mood: Modern farming on wheats and grains is making more people sick and depressed it has been claimed. Many vital minerals have been stripped worsening our health. One of these minerals is magnesium causing a magnesium deficiency and making people feel more depressed and anxious. Taking a magnesium supplement therefore could help improve your mood. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Vitamins and minerals for subfertility in women
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

SM1997 downregulates mustard induced enzymes that disrupt corneal epithelial attachment - DeSantis-Rodrigues A, Hahn RA, Zhou P, Babin M, Svoboda KKH, Chang YC, Gerecke DR, Gordon MK.
Amino-Plex (SM1997) is a spray or liquid cosmeceutical that has been used for skin dryness, aging, or sun exposure. Its formulation includes electrolytes, trace minerals, amino acids, peptides, nucleosides and nucleotides, all substances that are less than... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

"Green" energy components are almost all made in China, and many use minerals from dirty mining operations
(Natural News) The Biden regime was forced to admit the other day that its “green” energy initiatives are not going so well because most of the technology in this sector is made in communist China. Michael Regan, China Joe’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), confessed during his confirmation hearing that the United... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Underwater Noise Pollution Is Disrupting Ocean Life —But We Can Fix It
The ocean soundtrack of the popular imagination is a largely silent one, interrupted only by the mournful aria of migrating whales or the acapella vocalizations of dolphin pods. In fact, the underwater realm sounds more like an orchestra warming up, the cetaceans hitting their high notes while other marine mammals clear their throats against a background of breaking waves. A distant downpour sends out a staccato riff that can be heard for miles, even as fish and marine invertebrates snap out a syncopated rhythm designed to scare off predators or attract mates. It is a cacophonous soundscape that had changed little in tens ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Londontime overnight TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Five common diet deficiencies - are you at risk of symptoms?
VITAMIN deficiencies can lower immunity and have adverse health effects. If you're struggling to eat your five-a-day, then you may be lacking in vital vitamins and minerals. What are the most common diet deficiencies? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The best vegetables to boost life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: The NHS encourages people to eat 'five-a-day', but which vegetables are the most nutritious? If you're struggling to meet this minimum health requirement, here are some tips to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists and philosopher team up, propose a new way to categorize minerals
(Carnegie Institution for Science) Minerals are the most durable, information-rich objects we can study to understand our planet's origin and evolution. However, the current classification system leaves unanswered questions for planetary scientists, geobiologists, paleontologists and others who strive to understand minerals' historical context. A new evolutionary approach to classifying minerals complements the existing protocols and offers the opportunity to rigorously document Earth's history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Crohn ’s Disease: Can Supplements Help?
Which supplements help with Crohn’s disease? Do I need to take supplements? Which vitamins and minerals should I take? Learn which supplements your doctor may recommend for Crohn’s disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 10 Mesothelioma and Asbestos News Stories of 2020
Growing allegations of asbestos-contaminated talc in various consumer products, coupled with historic approval of a new treatment for pleural mesothelioma, made 2020 a year filled with both anxiety and hope. Johnson & Johnson stopped selling its iconic baby powder in May after being hit by thousands of lawsuits contending its talc-based product was causing various cancers, including ovarian cancer and malignant mesothelioma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the immunotherapy combination of Opdivo and Yervoy in October, the first new drug regimen approved for first-line treatment of unresectable disease in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 15, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Bacteria release climate-damaging carbon from thawing permafrost
A new study based on scientific sampling of a rusty carbon sink at a permafrost peatland at Sweden has revealed that iron minerals fail to trap organic carbon, a vast source of CO2 and methane not included in global warming forecasts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news