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New screening technique will allow crop breeders to develop drought resistant varieties faster

ENN Agriculture - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:48
Chithra Karunakaran and Karen Tanino’s team developed a simple non-destructive method to screen hundreds of wheat leaf samples in a day, reducing the time and cost associated with traditional breeding programs to select varieties for drought tolerance. Their findings were published in the November issue of Physiologia Plantarum.“Developing these types of tools better enables physiologists to complement breeding programs,” said Tanino, a professor of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
Categories: Ecological News

Successful Nigerian business-NGO partnerships rooted in collaboration

ENN Pollution - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:48
What’s the key ingredient to successful partnerships? York University Development Studies Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia reviewed existing research on an unorthodox union between a non-governmental organization (NGO) and an oil company with a history of spills in Nigeria. He found that collaboration was beneficial even when innate creative tensions exist, and to reach sustainable targets, the company needs to align its overall strategy with the goals of the partnership.
Categories: Ecological News

New screening technique will allow crop breeders to develop drought resistant varieties faster

ENN Climate - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:48
Chithra Karunakaran and Karen Tanino’s team developed a simple non-destructive method to screen hundreds of wheat leaf samples in a day, reducing the time and cost associated with traditional breeding programs to select varieties for drought tolerance. Their findings were published in the November issue of Physiologia Plantarum.“Developing these types of tools better enables physiologists to complement breeding programs,” said Tanino, a professor of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
Categories: Ecological News

Use of lavender before an operation has been found to reduce anxiety in surgery patients, improving outcomes according to new study

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:38
(Natural News) Based on a recent study, one way to address preoperative anxiety among patients in hospitals and other healthcare centers is through lavender aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is “the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants,” and it is a “simple, low-risk and cost-effective method” that can help manage preoperative anxiety. This treatment is...

Being polite to the elderly is bad for their health; they need to stand up, walk further, carry their own packages, expert claims

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:33
(Natural News) Are you doing senior citizens more harm than good by offering them your seat on the bus? According to one Oxford professor, you most definitely are. Instead of giving a seat to the elderly, you should be encouraging them to stand up and become more physically active, claimed Sir Muir Gray, clinical adviser...

Drink water, eat fruit: Fruit drinks marketed to children found to have shockingly high amounts of sugar

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:47
(Natural News) According to research published in the online journal BMJ Open, the sugar content of fruit drinks is “unacceptably high.” These refreshments include fruit drinks, and smoothies are some of the worst offenders. The findings revealed that at least half of the products assessed contained almost all of a child’s entire daily recommended maximum sugar intake of...

You choose your brain health with your diet: Anti-inflammatory diet improves brain health while inflammatory diet accelerates atrophy

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:47
(Natural News) The benefits the brain gets from a Mediterranean-type weight loss program, coupled with a compatible dietary style, may be attributed to nutrients that aid in reducing brain inflammation and neural aging, according to a recent study conducted by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The findings, which were discussed at the Alzheimer’s Association International...

Omega-3 fatty acids: Your super weapon against stress and anxiety

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:30
(Natural News) When the stress piles up or your anxiety gets out of control, you probably already have a few trusty tools to help take that edge off. Perhaps you try some yoga stretches or spend a few minutes meditating. These are all great ways of coping, but if you really want to counter stress...

Skip the fries: Nutritionist suggests two burgers is a better choice – fewer carbs, more protein

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:25
(Natural News) Here’s some good news for those who love burgers – if you are in the mood for some fast food, skip the fries and order two burgers instead. A registered dietitian and nutritionist suggests that eating two burgers in a fast food restaurant is a better choice than having fries on the side, noting...

Some stress is good, but not too much: Mild stress is good for the brain; too much bad for the heart

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:24
(Natural News) Mild levels of stress may actually be beneficial to the body’s overall health, recent research has shown. The study published in the journal Cell Reports reveals that mild stress levels may help stave off the effects of aging, mitigate the risk of developing dementia, and even boost overall survival. “Our findings offer us a...

More evidence there's a link between the heart and mind: Poor heart health found to affect brain's memory center, proving exercise does fight Alzheimer's

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:23
(Natural News) Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., have found a link between heart health and memory issues. Specifically, that poor blood flow from the heart can lead to reduced blood flow in the brain’s temporal lobe — the region where Alzheimer’s pathology begins. For the purposes of their research, the...

The evolution of body size: New study explores how height and weight of humans has changed over time

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:22
(Natural News) Have you ever wondered why people are of different heights and weights? A new large-scale study attempted to answer this by exploring the evolutionary patterns in humans. For the study, researchers from the University of Cambridge analyzed the height and weight of 311 hominin specimens, the ancestral lineage of which Homo sapiens alone still exist,...

Doctors have horrible handwriting, but who knew it was dangerous? Handwritten opioid prescriptions have more mistakes, study finds

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:20
(Natural News) A study has revealed that a physician’s illegible handwriting may well affect the accuracy of opioid prescriptions and compromise patient safety. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has reviewed numerous opioid prescriptions for patients 18 years and older. The prescriptions have been processed at an outpatient pharmacy for...

Health Ranger declares Bitcoin to be "digital tulip bulb mania" as irrational exuberance achieves PATHOLOGICAL extreme

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:02
(Natural News) As Bitcoin skyrockets past $18,000, I’m issuing a new Bitcoin warning video (see below for the full video). Bitcoin speculation has now clearly reached the level of a “digital tulip bulb mania” that’s going to end catastrophically. Historians will be writing about the mania (and the madness of crowds) for decades to come,...

How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects

Yes! Magazine - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:30
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
Categories: Ecological News

Why Trump’s Shrinking of Bears Ears Will Be Reversed

Yes! Magazine - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:30
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.
Categories: Ecological News

VA hospitals now hiring FELONS as doctors

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:47
(Natural News) When you go to the doctor’s, you’re taking a gamble. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to end up seeing someone with a gentle bedside manner who offers you unbiased advice that is legitimately helpful. It’s more likely, however, that you’ll be going to one of the many doctors who tries to see as...

Disease has an inverse relationship with nutrition: Eat more fruits and vegetables to reduce risk of nearly all disease, research finds

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:45
(Natural News) A team of scientists from Imperial College London pulled together all the world’s available population studies that document fruit and vegetable intake. The ninety-five studies included two million people and accounted for 112,000 cases of cancer, 81,000 cases of cardiovascular disease, 47,000 cases of stroke, 43,000 cases of heart disease, and 94,000 premature...

Catastrophic living conditions in Puerto Rico can teach us a wealth of truth about post-collapse survival

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:44
(Natural News) What would happen if the grid collapsed? Many people imagine it would not be too different from what happens when the power goes out after a storm, with long hours spent in the darkness playing cards by candlelight. You’ve got a cabinet full of canned goods, so you’d be able to get through...

EATING THEIR OWN: University administrator slams LGBTQ center for being "too white"

Natural News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:43
(Natural News) The Assistant Director of “LGBTQIA Programs & Services” at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), Jonathan T. Pryor, has published a personal manifesto outlining all of the ways that humans who refuse to accept their natural biological dispositions are still being “triggered” by the everyday world around them. Two of these...
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