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Healthy vitamin D levels help relieve chronic pain

Natural News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Previous studies have proven that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream increases our emotional well-being, encourages longevity and offers relief to patients suffering from chronic pain.Researchers at the Mayo Clinic concluded that sufficient...

Dangerous effects of vitamin A deficiency and what foods to eat to prevent it

Natural News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Vitamin A is an essential nutrient which plays numerous important roles in the human body, most notably in eye health, proper growth and immune function.This vitamin was discovered sometime in 1913 by two groups of researchers, who found that young animals which...

Environmental Defense Fund teams with Google to map thousands of dangerous gas leaks in U.S. cities

Natural News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Google Earth, the interactive grid of the world, continues to expand its mapping capabilities. Google routinely deploys vehicles into cities to map out roads and routes, while obtaining street views and photos of commercial buildings and homes. Now, Google is putting...

Grass-fed organ meat described by some as a micronutrient powerhouse for maximum nutrition

Natural News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Fruits and vegetables often take the spotlight when it comes to nutrition and health, with meat products typically being relegated to the unhealthy category. But meat from pasture-raised animals, and particularly organ meat derived from animals fed a diet of grass, water...

Man quits smoking by changing his computer password

Natural News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 16 million Americans suffer from a disease brought on by their cigarette-smoking habits. (1) Fortunately, the CDC also notes, "Overall smoking prevalence declined from 2005 (20.9%) to 2012 (18.1%...

A watershed moment: How invasive species changed the Great Lakes forever.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
June 1, 1988, the day everything changed for the Great Lakes, was sunny, hot and mostly calm — perfect weather for the young researchers from the University of Windsor who were hunting for critters crawling across the bottom of Lake St. Clair. (Part 1 of 4)
Categories: Ecological News

Bee battle seeks hearts and minds.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Adversaries aren’t waiting for conclusive science on what’s killing the honeybee. They’re taking their fight straight to the public in an intensifying battle for the support of the nation’s consumers.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil, gas boom taps rush of ordinances and bans across the U.S.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Development of oil and gas shale formations has sparked drilling from Pennsylvania to California, and that is leading to a new wave of local oil and gas ordinances and bans. But in many places, local governments and the oil and gas industry are reaching accord.
Categories: Ecological News

California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Normally Case Vlot and Chase Hurley would rarely talk to each other. But that was before the drought, and before the land began to sink beneath their feet. Now they and every farmer for miles around are talking to each other all the time.
Categories: Ecological News

Lawsuit secrets related to West explosion keep public in dark.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Secrets wrapped up in lawsuits over the 2013 explosion of the fertilizer plant in West could keep valuable health and safety information hidden from the public forever.
Categories: Ecological News

Motions seek to blame Texas city of West for devastating explosion.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
In recent motions aiming to designate the city of West as a “responsible third party” in the lawsuits, El Dorado Chemical and CF Industries contend the city failed to properly train the first responders and had insufficient protocols in place to battle the blaze at West Fertilizer Co.
Categories: Ecological News

Feds failing to act on antibiotic resistance despite grave threat, health advocates warn.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic.
Categories: Ecological News

In hunt for red abalone, divers face risks and poachers face the law.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Abalone is an edible mollusk, a snail-like, single-shell gastropod found in coastal waters around much of the globe. But the red abalone is the biggest and the most prized, found only on the west coast of North America. In California, with a litany of restrictions to protect its fragile population, the hunt for wild red abalone is permitted only north of San Francisco, and only for sport.
Categories: Ecological News

Life with Lyme disease.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Kiersten Hathaway of Panora had a rash last fall. She wondered whether it was Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by deer tick bites. She looked at pictures online, but didn't think her outbreak matched the red bull's-eye associated with Lyme disease. She didn't have a doctor check her hypothesis. She regrets that.
Categories: Ecological News

Worst toxic waste emissions in the state?

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
In a report compiled by the Sierra Club of the 15 worst places for toxic air emissions, zip codes for Hopewell, Chesterfield and Colonial Heights have been named. Hopewell was only second on the list to Covington, which releases over 2.9 million pounds of toxic chemicals each year.
Categories: Ecological News

A lot is riding on finding culprit in honeybee deaths.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
For more than a decade, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery of honeybees disappearing by the millions. Several scientific studies have pointed to a family of pesticides – an insecticide widely used in agriculture but also in backyard products.
Categories: Ecological News

BP oil spill dispersants still in environment.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
A common ingredient in human laxatives and in the controversial dispersants that was used to break down oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still being found in tar balls four years later along Gulf Coast beaches including Perdido Key.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Most oil companies dump drilling waste into thousands of pits by their wells, but North Dakota, the second-largest oil-producing state behind Texas, does not test the pits' contents or monitor nearby groundwater for contamination.
Categories: Ecological News

Fukushima-area river declared Japan's cleanest.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Fukushima Prefecture’s Arakawa River has been deemed to be the cleanest river in Japan by the federal Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. The ministry awarded the designation despite not announcing any tests for radioactivity in water, sediment, plants, or fish.
Categories: Ecological News

Insecticides in our food and water, new studies find.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Nicotine-related insecticides widely used on crops are finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, two national studies published in the past two months have concluded.
Categories: Ecological News
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