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Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar, is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Erik Solheim, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)By Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 4 2017 (IPS)Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitatio Source Type: news

LITHIUM trace mineral found to prevent dementia... more proof that trace minerals prevent disease
(Natural News) A study published in the JAMA Psychiatry revealed that people who had higher levels of lithium in their drinking water had reduced odds of developing dementia. According to the researchers, lithium is a naturally-occurring metal that can be found in varying amounts from area to area. To carry out the study, a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fun-trition with Gummies
Gummies are an innovative, attractive alternative of delivering vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS), while maintaining the effectiveness of the traditional pill form. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The great outer space LAND GRAB of the near future: Conflicts over space rock mining rights
(Natural News) Space has become a veritable goldmine of natural resources for many companies, yet can anyone lay claim to them? That’s the question legal experts claim will become relevant in the future as firm turn to the stars for precious metals and minerals, and it’s one that also needs to be answered as soon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Help Hair Whey Protein Shake work?
EXCLUSIVE: Help Hair Whey Protein Shake claims to be packed with nutrients for hair growth including amino acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. MailOnline asks hair experts their verdict... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does new protein shake to REVERSE hair loss work?
EXCLUSIVE: Help Hair Whey Protein Shake claims to be packed with nutrients for hair growth including amino acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. MailOnline asks hair experts their verdict... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are energy bars healthy?
Energy bars are a convenient source of nutrition and come in a wide variety of flavors to satisfy different palates. They are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, which can help fill nutritional gaps. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Halt on Coal Mining Study Has Asbestos Implications
The U.S. Department of the Interior has ordered a halt to a study on the public health risks of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — an area ripe with natural asbestos deposits. A letter from the Interior Department on Monday directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to “cease all work” on the study, citing responsible spending of taxpayer dollars as the reason for the decision. The $1 million National Academies study began in 2016 and was expected to take two years to complete. It aimed to evaluate health risks of a common mining technique for people living near surfac...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 24, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Appalachian Mountains arsenic asbestos exposure Appalachia asbestos exposure coal mining asbestosis coal mining Bill Price Central Appalachia coal mining Appalachia Donald Trump Environmental Health Perspectives Glenda Owens House Co Source Type: news

Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards
The Trump administration has halted a study of the health effects of a common mining technique in Appalachia, which is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals in ground waters. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How humans and their gut microbes may respond to plant hormones
(Cell Press) A bowl of salad contains more than vitamins and minerals. Plant matter also includes remnants of the hormones plants produce to control how they grow, age, and manage water intake. Recently, scientists have reported that our gut microbes and cells may respond to these hormones and even produce similar molecules of their own. In an opinion article published in Trends in Plant Science, researchers in France explore how plant hormones may influence human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Not enough of THIS vitamin past age of 60 risks bone fractures
SUPPLEMENTS have become popular for providing a daily nutritional boost, and now include everything from vitamins and minerals, to protein powders and fish oils. But particular types are more important at certain stages in your life. This is what an expert says you should be taking during each decade to optimise your health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The tube, the team and the family that give life
As 2-year-old Naema Alshehhi turns the pages of her favorite book, her eyes glimmer with curiosity. Sitting with her father, Àbdulla and big sister, Dana, in their temporary Boston apartment, the inquisitive toddler points to a number of shapes and is fascinated by the rainbow of color. During this quiet moment, you see the gentle outline of Naema’s central line through her tiny shirt. The lifesaving tube — surgically inserted into her chest — provides the nourishment needed to manage the rare intestinal disorder she was born with, called microvillus inclusion dis...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Alexandra Carey Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Rima Fawaz home parenteral nutrition micorvillus inclusion disease multivisceral transplant Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this mineral could lead to prostate cancer
SUPPLEMENTS can give you a nutritious boost if you struggle to absorb all the essential vitamins and minerals you need from food. However, taking too much zinc could cause memory loss and even prostate cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on this mineral can trigger hair loss
SUPPLEMENT sales are on the rise and range of vitamins and minerals available for us to take in tablet or capsule form is fast expanding. Selenium can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, but it's possible to take too much of it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Plant power: The 10 veggies with the most protein
Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but did you know that they can also be a good source of protein. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards
Two women and a baby in a village near the city of Makeni, in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Credit: UN Photo/Martine PerretBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 2017 (IPS)The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3 billion people. In 2017 –52 years later– the global population reached a staggering 7.5 billion people corresponding to more than a doubling of the Earth’s residents over the last half-century. Humans have been blessed with access to natural resources such as water, food and rare minerals that have been i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Peace Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Asbestos Type Has No Effect on Mesothelioma Latency Period
New research from scientists in Germany sheds more light on the unusually long latency period associated with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The study, published earlier this year in the European Respiratory Journal, is the first to track the presence of asbestos fibers in lung tissue over time. Mesothelioma has one of the longest latency periods of any cancer. It typically takes anywhere from 20 to 50 years after a person’s initial exposure to asbestos before symptoms arise. Using the German Mesothelioma Register, researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum discovered the volume of asbestos fibers in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: amosite amphibole asbestos exposure asbestos fiber burden asbestos fibers in lungs biopersistence of asbestos bronchoalveolar lavage Chrysotile asbestos Chrysotile asbestos fibers European Respiratory Journal German Mesothelioma Regist Source Type: news

Constipation or low sex drive? Why YOU might be deficient in THIS vital substance
VITAMIN and minerals deficiency can have a big impact on health - contributing to issues such as constipation and lack of sex drive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipation or loss of sex drive? Why YOU might be deficient in THIS vital substance
VITAMIN and minerals deficiency can have a big impact on health - contributing to issues such as constipation and lack of sex drive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesar ’s Last Breath by Sam Kean review – the air we breathe and why heaven is hotter than hell
An epic scientific story, from the Earth ’s first days to your most recent inhalation, is told with a helluva high level of informalityWe are creatures of light and air. Life ’s a gas, in every sense. We are oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, packed together with the carbon that photosynthesising life has plucked, one molecule at a time, from the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide. At cremation, our bodies bake down to a handful of minerals. When Hamlet beseeched his too, too solid flesh to melt, thaw and resolve itself into a dew, he got it about right: the Prince of Denmark would have been about 7...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tim Radford Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Volcanoes Natural disasters and extreme weather World news Source Type: news

The everyday habits that rob your body of vitamins
Dr Sarah Brewer, a medical nutritionist, reveals how our seemingly mundane rituals could be depleting your body of vital vitamins and minerals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Important tips to keep RAW milk fresh
(Natural News) Raw milk is a delightful treat that is at the same time packed with vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins A, D, and K2 and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. However, in order for you to be able to enjoy it for longer than just a few days, you should be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there a difference between fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables?
(Natural News) It was previously believed that frozen fruits and vegetables contain lower nutritional value compared with their fresh counterparts, and that essential vitamins and minerals deplete during the freezing process. However, an article published in The Guardian‘s website stressed that today’s newer techniques involving blanching prior to flash freezing have significantly improved nutrient retention in frozen fruits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The power of trace minerals: How tiny elements can do so much for the human body
(Natural News) Ask yourself this: Are you getting enough trace minerals? If the word “trace” didn’t precede “minerals”, then you might be more self-assured in your answer. But the word is there for a reason: trace minerals refer to vital minerals that are needed in small amounts. These elements are absolutely vital to the upkeep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple vows to stop using rare earth minerals to build its electronic devices... did it have a choice?
(Natural News) Apple plans to stop mining rare minerals, metals, and materials in manufacturing its iPhones, MacBooks and all of its other products. The tech giant also vows to make use of 100 percent recycled materials during  production to combat the effects of the depleting mineral resources. However, the company was quick to admit that it has yet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take Indian black salt for your health and beauty
(Natural News) Originating from the Himalayan mountain ranges, Kala Namak or Indian black salt is a highly-prized condiment that is actually purple or pinkish gray in color. The peculiar coloration is due to the presence of irons and other minerals; so while it may not be “black”, it is packed with high amounts of nutrients, minerals,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese Space Agency’s Mission Aims To Uncover How Moons Of Mars Formed
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

World rapidly running out of rare minerals needed to manufacture cell phones and mobile devices
(Natural News) Scientists warn that the minerals needed for technologies such as cell phones and mobile devices may run out in the next few decades. A new study gathered experts from various government, industrial, and academic groups across five continents who suggested that unless there exists a universal sharing of geoscience data, we will soon face challenges in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning of shortage of essential minerals for laptops, cell phones, wiring
Researchers say global resource governance and sharing of geoscience data is needed to address challenges facing future mineral supply. Specifically of concern are a range of technology minerals, which are an essential ingredient in everything from laptops and cell phones to hybrid or electric cars to solar panels and copper wiring for homes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rock of ages: impact of manmade crystals defining new geological epoch – study
Researchers say 208 of more than 5,200 officially recognised minerals are exclusively, or largely, linked to human activity merely in last 200 years to indicate Anthropocene ageHumans are leaving an indelible mark on the planet in a vast array of manmade crystals, researchers have revealed, adding weight to idea that we are living in a new geological epoch – theAnthropocene.Researchers say that 208 of more than 5,200 officially recognised minerals are exclusively, or largely, linked to human activity, with crystals forming in locations as diverse as shipwrecks, mines and even museum drawers.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Geology Anthropology Evolution Science Source Type: news

Minerals found in shipwreck and museum drawer 'show we are living in new epoch'
Researchers say 208 of more than 5,200 officially recognised minerals are exclusively, or largely, linked to human activity merely in last 200 years to indicate Anthropocene ageHumans are leaving an indelible mark on the planet in a vast array of manmade crystals, researchers have revealed, adding weight to idea that we are living in a new geological epoch – theAnthropocene.Researchers say that 208 of more than 5,200 officially recognised minerals are exclusively, or largely, linked to human activity, with crystals forming in locations as diverse as shipwrecks, mines and even museum drawers.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Geology Anthropology Evolution Science Source Type: news

Three new uranium minerals from Utah
Three new minerals recently found are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines in southern Utah. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. Meet leesite, le ószilárdite and redcanyonite. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nutraceuticals in India: A Challenging Opportunity
One of these is India. It cannot quite compete with China for sheer volume of potential consumers: China has a population of around 1.38 billion compared with 1.31 billion in India, although the Indian population is expected to catch up by 2022.On the other hand, a significantly larger proportion of the Chinese population lives in urban environments, where factors such as improved access to healthcare, higher disposable income and more exposure to diseases of affluence will create greater demand for nutraceuticals.  Nonetheless, India offers considerable potential for growth from a modest base, currently estimated at ...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

How To Get Drunk The Healthy Way This Holiday Season
If I want to get drunk, but in as healthy a way as possible, what are the best beverages and strategies? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Greg Huang, Co-founder/CEO at drinkwel.com - the multivitamin for people who drink, on Quora: Because of my company I've spent a lot of time learning about being healthier about including alcohol in my lifestyle. Here's my top ten list for how to get drunk as healthily as possible: Avoid sugary mixers. Things like margarita mix, juice with high fructose corn syrup, and Red ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Asbestos Raises Mesothelioma Among Women
For decades, mesothelioma has predominately affected white men older than 60 years of age. This is largely because of the rare cancer’s connection to occupational asbestos exposure and its long latency period of 20 to 50 years. But as worldwide use of asbestos continues to decline and more industrialized countries continue to ban the toxic mineral, scientists are noticing a shift in age and gender when it comes to mesothelioma cases. University of New Caledonia epidemiologist Francine Baumann designed and performed a study analyzing environmental risk of mesothelioma in the U.S. and its effect on women and young p...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 22, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos exposure in nevada asbestos exposure in women environmental asbestos environmental exposure to asbestos mesothelioma deaths from asbestos mesothelioma diagnosis mesothelioma in women Source Type: news

Diamond collection brings deep Earth to the surface
It takes incredible heat and pressure to form a diamond. And when diamonds are formed, microscopic minerals are trapped inside. The chemistry of these minerals, or inclusions, provides a rare look at the processes that led to the formation of Earth's crust. Researchers have recently analyzed diamonds and have learned how an unusual chunk of Africa formed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Very Simple Tips For Healthy Living When You Are On A Tight Budget
Image Credit People with a limited budget are often concerned about the potential costs of making changes in their life that will improve their overall health. However, there are many small changes that you can take at a limited cost and some may actually even save you money. Some of them are: 1. Walking One of the major causes of low levels of fitness and poor health is not getting enough exercise. People often argue that they do not have the money to start a new exercise regime as a gym membership is usually expensive. However, there are plenty of ways that you can exercise for free and the easiest one of these is ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geologist explores minerals below Earth's surface
A geology researcher is going deep below Earth's surface to understand how some of the most abundant minerals that comprise Earth's crust change under pressure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Experts Share Their Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life
Yesterday, The Dr. Oz Show was excited to host a conference on longevity sponsored by USANA Health Sciences. An amazing group of speakers shared their unique insights into how to live the longest and best quality life possible; including visionary Arianna Huffington, Olympian Alev Kelter, sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus, and chef Marcus Samuelson. Each of our guests shared tips from their own experiences to help all of us live our best lives. Arianna Huffington learned the hard way the value of a good night's rest. A serial entrepreneur, Arianna was not afraid of staying up all night to get things done, but soon discovered...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart
Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperphosphatemia?
Discussion Constipation is a common problem in general pediatrics and its causes are numerous. It can cause acute and recurrent abdominal pain and is a cause of abdominal distention. Patients who are young, whose presentations are other than routine or who had complications should be invested for underlying causes of their constipation. This patient had undergone some evaluations in the past for constipation but because of the presentation of sepsis a more rigorous evaluation was undertaken. The differential diagnoses of the following can be found here: constipation, acute abdominal pain, recurrent abdominal pain, and abdo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 12, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

[Research Article] Distribution of phyllosilicates on the surface of Ceres
The dwarf planet Ceres is known to host phyllosilicate minerals at its surface, but their distribution and origin have not previously been determined. We used the spectrometer onboard the Dawn spacecraft to map their spatial distribution on the basis of diagnostic absorption features in the visible and near-infrared spectral range (0.25 to 5.0 micrometers). We found that magnesium- and ammonium-bearing minerals are ubiquitous across the surface. Variations in the strength of the absorption features are spatially correlated and indicate considerable variability in the relative abundance of the phyllosilicates, although thei...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: E. Ammannito Source Type: news

Distribution of phyllosilicates on the surface of Ceres
The dwarf planet Ceres is known to host phyllosilicate minerals at its surface, but their distribution and origin have not previously been determined. We used the spectrometer onboard the Dawn spacecraft to map their spatial distribution on the basis of diagnostic absorption features in the visible and near-infrared spectral range (0.25 to 5.0 micrometers). We found that magnesium- and ammonium-bearing minerals are ubiquitous across the surface. Variations in the strength of the absorption features are spatially correlated and indicate considerable variability in the relative abundance of the phyllosilicates, although thei...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ammannito, E., DeSanctis, M. C., Ciarniello, M., Frigeri, A., Carrozzo, F. G., Combe, J.- P., Ehlmann, B. L., Marchi, S., McSween, H. Y., Raponi, A., Toplis, M. J., Tosi, F., Castillo-Rogez, J. C., Capaccioni, F., Capria, M. T., Fonte, S., Giardino, M., J Tags: Planetary Science r-articles Source Type: news

Bladder Stone Basics
Bladder stones are not often heard of as they are not nearly as common as kidney stones. Sometimes referred to as urinary tract stones or bladder calculi, they primarily affect men as 95% of all bladder stones cases are found in men. What are bladder stones? Bladder stones are formed when substances such as calcium oxalate concentrate in the urine turning into hard, solid lumps lodging in the bladder. It is more common to have several stones form at the same time. Urine is about 95% water with the other 5% containing minerals such as salt, and waste products such as protein. When the urine is concentrated, often due to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is An Asteroid Going To Hit Earth?
Some media outlets say the asteroid Bennu might be on a collision course with Earth. Others say not to worry. To learn the truth, The Huffington Post reached out to Dr. Dante Lauretta, professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona and the principal investigator for OSIRIS-REx. That’s the NASA mission scheduled to launch this September with the goal of briefly landing on Bennu in 2018 and returning to Earth in 2023 with samples from its surface. Here are our questions and Lauretta’s answers, lightly edited: Is Bennu really on a collision course with Earth? Bennu is classif...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Worried Should We Be About A Huge Asteroid Hitting Earth?
Some media outlets say the asteroid Bennu might be on a collision course with Earth. Others say not to worry. To learn the truth, The Huffington Post reached out to Dr. Dante Lauretta, professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona and the principal investigator for OSIRIS-REx. That’s the NASA mission scheduled to launch this September with the goal of briefly landing on Bennu in 2018 and returning to Earth in 2023 with samples from its surface. Here are our questions and Lauretta’s answers, lightly edited: Is Bennu really on a collision course with Earth? Bennu is classif...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Did Arabic Scholars Discover Evolution in the Ninth Century?
One thousand years ago, when the United States of America did not exist and Oxford and Cambridge were backwaters of ignorance, the light of human reason shone brightly in places like Tunis, Cairo, and Baghdad. During the Abbasid caliphate for much of the 8th through middle 11th centuries, and also sporadically thereafter, tolerance of certain non-Muslim groups was enshrined in law. This was not as extensive as the constitutionally guaranteed religious (and non-religious) freedoms we enjoy in the West today, but it did mean that non-Muslims such as Musa Ibn Maimun (also known as Maimonides), Hunayn ibn Ishaq, and Yuhanna Ib...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 healing vitamins and minerals post hysterectomy
The post 5 healing vitamins and minerals post hysterectomy appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. We all know that diet and nutrition play an important role in our ongoing health and well-being; after all we’ve seen the reports about salt, fat, sugar and all the other nasties over the year’s.  What’s worrying though is when what we thought was bad turns out to be good (in moderation) and vice versa. Those foods we’ve been avoiding all these years, because they were the worst thing we could eat, are in fact an essential part of a health diet. So, this post is designed to help you under...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Hysterectomy Recovery healthy diet vitamin a vitamin c vitamin d vitamin K vitamins and minerals zinc Source Type: news

Prenatal Multivitamins Don't Help Much, Study Says
For pregnant women, taking prenatal vitamins may be a waste of money, a new review of previous research suggests. Instead of taking multivitamin and mineral supplements, pregnant women should focus on improving the overall quality of their diets, and should take just two vitamins:folic acid and vitamin D, according to the review, conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom. “We found no evidence to recommend that all pregnant women should take prenatal multinutrient supplements beyond the nationally advised folic acid and vitamin D supplements, generic versions of which can be purchased relatively inexpensively,&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prenatal Multivitamins Don't Help Much, Study Says
For pregnant women, taking prenatal vitamins may be a waste of money, a new review of previous research suggests. Instead of taking multivitamin and mineral supplements, pregnant women should focus on improving the overall quality of their diets, and should take just two vitamins:folic acid and vitamin D, according to the review, conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom. “We found no evidence to recommend that all pregnant women should take prenatal multinutrient supplements beyond the nationally advised folic acid and vitamin D supplements, generic versions of which can be purchased relatively inexpensively,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news