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Desperate measures: As world leaders visit, Beijing tries to reduce pollution by 40 percent.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
As Beijing finishes what might be its second-worst month of pollution this year, officials appear to be pulling out all the stops to make sure the air is breathable when major world leaders descend on the city next month.
Categories: Ecological News

Over 50 percent of China's coastal wetlands gone due to land reclamation.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
Unregulated land reclamation has caused serious coastal erosion across the intertidal zones of the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea, threatening flocks of migratory birds and local environmental conditions, not to mention local residents' daily lives.
Categories: Ecological News

Fears that Ebola crisis will set back malaria fight.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
A leading malaria control expert has said efforts to contain the disease may be jeopardised by the Ebola crisis. In 2012, malaria killed 7,000 people in the three countries worst hit by Ebola. Most of these will have been young children - although malaria is curable.
Categories: Ecological News

Children born by C-section 'more likely to have autism'.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
Babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims. In a report published today in an international scientific journal, researchers in Ireland warn increasingly popular C-section deliveries heighten the risk of the disorder by 23 percent.
Categories: Ecological News

Revised nutrition labels still won’t tell whole story.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
The epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes show that the goal of a healthier population has yet to be realized. One obstacle is that those most likely to read food labels are health-conscious people who least need to do so. But another problem is the label itself.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing to shut factories, grants holidays to workers to stem air pollution for APEC meeting.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:30
China's vice premier has ordered a temporary shutdown of factories in and around Beijing to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders next month.
Categories: Ecological News

Ocean Plays Important Role in Past Climate Change

ENN Climate - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:05
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth’s climate.
Categories: Ecological News

New wave generator brightens ocean power prospects

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:35
A new wave power generator has moved closer to reality after successful testing in simulated marine conditions. An array of the 1.5MW 'Searaser' devices could be deployed on Britain's coast within a few years.
Categories: Ecological News

Testing negative for Ebola is meaningless; the virus is not detectable for up to six weeks

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) It's too bad that many of the people debating the Ebola quarantine issue don't know anything about virology. So far, the focus on New York's reversal of its Ebola quarantine rule has centered on a single repeated claim: "The nurse tested NEGATIVE for Ebola!" Therefore...

New York abandons Ebola quarantine after pressure from Obama; politics now driving all medical decisions

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The first sensible idea we've seen yet on halting the spread of Ebola in America has just been shut down for political reasons. The State of New York has now reversed its mandatory Ebola quarantine rule under pressure from the CDC and White House which both seem fervently...

U.S. hospitals to be flooded with Ebola patients imported from West Africa

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) As word around Washington, D.C., spreads that President Obama plans some sort of executive action on amnesty for millions of people in the U.S. illegally, a noted government watchdog has said that the president may be planning something far more ominous: bringing scores...

Ebola vaccine setback? GSK now says it won't be ready until 2016

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) People around the world hoping for an Ebola vaccine anytime soon will have to wait a couple of more years, according to new reports indicating that Big Pharma corporation GlaxoSmithKline, which is working to develop just such a vaccine, won't have one ready until at...

African countries secured borders to stem Ebola outbreak

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A number of African nations have successfully implemented proactive Ebola-containment measures that are more stringent than those currently in place in Europe and the U.S. The Associated Press (AP) reports that countries like Senegal and Nigeria, both of which had reported...

Grapefruit juice protects against weight gain and diabetes

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A new study conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that grapefruit juice could replace metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes; the fruit may also be helpful in preventing weight gain as well as decreasing blood glucose levels.Published October...

Rhode Island child with mysterious respiratory virus dies as disease spreads across the country

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) An unusual and abrupt respiratory virus has been sweeping during late summer throughout the US, mostly affecting children. The virus has been identified as enterovirus D68. Panic-stricken parents are quick to rush their children to the hospital, but experts say the sickness...

US Forest Service rules eliminate First Amendment rights in federal wilderness areas

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Some believe that Americans are taxed too much, regulated too much, over-fined and over-licensed, and now, the U.S. Forest Service is feeding into those concerns with a proposed new rule that would impose further media coverage restrictions on large swaths of lands owned...

Sierra Leone imposes curfew after gunfire, rioting over suspected Ebola cases

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The diamond-rich town of Koidu in eastern Sierra Leone has been put under mandatory curfew after turmoil broke out within the local community, which led to rioting and people shooting at police.Reuters reports that a civil leader observed at least two bodies lying...

Fed 'plunge protection team' desperately trying to prevent stock market crash before mid-term elections

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) In recent days, the stock market has been like an economic roller coaster, rising one day before falling -- dramatically -- the next. And on those down days, the market often seems as though it has slipped into a free-fall, dropping hundreds of points in just a few hours...

Medicare fines record number of hospitals for excessive readmissions

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Medicare is public insurance that covers some or most, but never all, medical expenses for folks 65 and over. One has to enroll with Medicare Part A, which helps cover most hospital expenses, and there is no premium involved. One has to request Medicare Part B and make...

Understanding the problems of using cannabis as a potential therapeutic treatment for cancer

Natural News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Although there's no solid scientific evidence at the moment that cannabinoids or cannabis can cure cancer, it seems like more and more patients are seeing success in cancer reduction by using cannabis. Does it mean that cannabis can cut the risk of cancer and effectively...
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