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The contribution of the vast infrastructure of US military to climate change


US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries – shrinking this war machine is a must. By Benjamin Neimark, Oliver Belcher, Patrick Bigger. theconversation.com. 24/06/19. The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to […]

Phobias more effectively treated by linking computerised therapy own heart rhythms of the patients


An end to arachnophobia ‘just a heartbeat away’. eurekalert.org. October 30, 2018. Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear – for examples, spiders for those who have arachnophobia – at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity.Hugo Critchley, Chair of Psychiatry at Brighton and Sussex […]

A unique historical case to understand the present sustainable development: Ammonia synthesis


Ammonia synthesis: the greatest innovation of the 20th century. An exceptional compound with two sides. By Enrique Sacristán. agenciasinc.es. August 01,  2018.In addition to being a well-known cleaning product, ammonia is essential in the manufacture of fertilizers that, equally, are necessary to produce food for livestock and mankind. The chemical process to synthesize this nitrogenous […]

Studies found a link between water turbidity and acute gastrointestinal illness incidence


How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look. By Randy Dotinga. medlineplus.gov. August 23, 2017. Even ‘allowable’ cloudiness could cause tummy troubles, study says. Even if local health officials say it’s safe, cloudy drinking water may have the potential to cause vomiting and diarrhea, a new research review finds. Researchers looked at past North […]

Increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under the influence of opioids


7-Fold Spike Seen in Opioid-Linked Fatal Car Crashes. medlineplus.gov. July 31, 2017. Two decades of U.S. data show another way these prescription medications are taking lives.In yet another sign of just how deadly the U.S. opioid epidemic has become, researchers report a sevenfold increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under […]

An article about the sexual relations of snakes


Snake sex is every bit as peculiar as you would expect. By Sandrine Ceurstemont. bbcnews. June 09, 2017. We used to assume that male snakes were in charge and females were largely passive, but that has proved to be spectacularly wrong.When Jesús Rivas removed a female anaconda from a snake orgy in order to examine […]

About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report. By Robert Preidt. medline.plus. January 17, 2017. Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia. About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a new report finds.The syndrome refers to a group of conditions that include poor […]

During the holiday season, alcohol-related accidents and deaths are a part of the festivities


Alcohol Can Be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas. medlineplus.gov. December 11, 2016. Don’t pressure people to drink and make sure those who are imbibing have a designated driver.During the holiday season, gatherings and parties are a part of the festivities. Unfortunately, so are alcohol-related accidents and deaths.Many people who attend […]

About: I feel better, with a frog in my throat, history od strangest cure


7 Home Remedies That Actually Work (and the Science Behind Them). By Laura Geggel. livescience.com. August 20, 2016. Folklore remediesThroughout the ages, people have sworn that odd remedies have cured their maladies. While some of these "treatments" sound outrageously strange by modern standards (such as eating lice to cure jaundice), others can work wonders — […]

High levels of toxic substances in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the US


Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water for Six Million Americans. sciencedaily.com. August 09, 2016.  Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances — exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million . Vaso con […]

US: contents of glow sticks can irritate skin, eyes, mouth, poison-control experts say


Beware Broken Glow Sticks. By Robert Preidt. nlm.nih.gov. July 04, 2016. Contents can irritate skin, eyes, mouth, poison-control experts say.Letting kids chew or cut glow sticks is a bad idea, health experts say. While safer than sparklers and fireworks, pliable glow-in-the-dark products are easily broken open when put in the mouth. The contents can irritate […]

Fentanyl has become a favorite of Mexican cartels because it is extremely potent and popular in US


Drug That Killed Prince Is Making Mexican Cartels Richer, U.S. Says. By Azam  Ahmed. nytimes.com. June 09, 2016.The drug that killed Prince has become a favorite of Mexican cartels because it is extremely potent, popular in the United States — and immensely profitable, American officials say. Law enforcement and border authorities in the United States warn […]

FDA: home remedies for skin cancer such as black salve can actually make things worse


Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas. nlm.nih.gov. May 23, 2016. ‘Black salve’ made FDA’s fake cancer cures list. Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows. People use […]

Arsenic in drinking water may explain the elevated bladder cancer risk in three New England


Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England. By Robert Preidt.nlm.nih.gov. May 02, 2016. Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates.Arsenic in drinking water from private wells may explain the elevated bladder cancer risk among people in three New England states, a new study suggests.Bladder cancer rates in Maine, New […]


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