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Cape Cod studies seek link between breast cancer, septic systems.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
As advances continue in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, some argue that more investigation is needed into the root causes of the disease.
Categories: Ecological News

Cuomo and Christie order strict Ebola quarantines .

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered quarantines for all people entering the country through two area airports if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Categories: Ecological News

The Green party surge – and why it’s coming from Bristol and all points west.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Polls this week put the Greens on 8%, overtaking the Lib Dems for the first time in a decade and providing a clear challenge to Ukip in the east. Bristol is the home not just of a thriving Green party, but such campaigning organisations as the Soil Association and the green-leaning transport group SusTrans.
Categories: Ecological News

Pollution from cars and factories ‘may cause autism’.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Medical experts claim that children exposed to pollutant fumes in the womb or during the first two years of life are up to twice as likely to develop ­autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to growing research that has found a link between air pollution and ASD.
Categories: Ecological News

Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you're over 60).

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found. Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a “significantly” better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists.
Categories: Ecological News

Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumours, without killing normal cells or themselves.
Categories: Ecological News

First Ebola case in New York, but city was well-prepared.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
New York City has been rigorously preparing for a potential Ebola case, so the diagnosis Thursday of a doctor who recently returned from Africa does not appear to have caught the city off-guard.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola in spotlight in Washington and New York.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The dangers confronting health-care workers who treat Ebola patients took center stage Friday in the nation's capital and in America's largest city.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease.
Categories: Ecological News

New York, New Jersey announce Ebola quarantines.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
New York and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines of arriving passengers who had direct contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, and within three hours Gov. Christie reported that a health-care worker was in isolation at University Hospital Newark.
Categories: Ecological News

Ebola and big data: Waiting on hold.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Call-data records can tell epidemiologists where people have been, when – and perhaps also where they are headed, based on their past movements. Analysing the records has proved helpful in tracking the spread of diseases on previous occasions and may help combat the Ebola epidemic.
Categories: Ecological News

Millions of Ebola vaccine doses by end of 2015, WHO says.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced. It said "several hundred thousand" would be produced in the first half of the year. And vaccines could be offered to health workers on the frontline in West Africa as soon as December 2014.
Categories: Ecological News

Delhi's Diwali hangover as air pollution tops safe limit.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
Diwali celebrations mean firecrackers, and with crackers comes pollution. The Capital is now choked with sulphur and toxic pollutants that are nearly eight times the prescribed limits.
Categories: Ecological News

Delhi air is 16 times worse than normal.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
When Diwali celebrations ended, the air in Delhi was left poorer for it. Delhi Pollution Control Committee figures indicate that Thursday was one of the most polluted days in recent years. Peaks for Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter or PM 10 across Delhi were 10 to 16 times their prescribed standard.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA seeks input on safety of strontium.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment about its preliminary determination to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element found in drinking water that can negatively impact bone strength.
Categories: Ecological News

Humanitarian crises demand better response.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:30
While we live in an era of incredible technological advances and major achievements in combating disease, we also live in a time of great uncertainty where conventional drivers of humanitarian crises such as natural disasters and conflicts are increasingly interacting with new forms of hazards.
Categories: Ecological News

NY police throw Ebola medical waste into public trash can

Natural News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As word spreads that a new case of Ebola has appeared in the densely populated concrete jungle of New York City, the deadly virus itself may also be spreading, simply because of poor disposal rules and a lack of containment discipline.For example, a day after newspapers...

Starving Liberians threaten to break out of Ebola quarantine as food supply runs out

Natural News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Rumors continue to circulate from speculating sources that the Ebola pandemic in Africa is one giant hoax. This conspiracy theory undermines the pain, disease and starvation that West Africans have been facing. An Associated Press photo taken from Monday, October 20...

Big Pharma has owned Ebola vaccine for years; waiting for virus to kill enough people for it to be profitable

Natural News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The truth is finally coming out about the Ebola crisis and its real purpose, which appears to be to sell more vaccines. As it turns out, the drug industry has had Ebola vaccines in the pipeline for years, but it has been waiting for just the right time to release them...

Mainstream media finally acknowledges vitamin D's ability to mitigate cancer

Natural News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The truth about vitamin D is finally leaking out into the mainstream media. While Natural News has led the way for years, showing various ways one can empower their own immune system, the mainstream media outlets have been hell bent in covering up the fact that something...
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