Urban Farming

What is urban farming? 60m ago Agriculture earth Environment Farming Gardening Urban farming is when traditional farming such as growing food, bee keeping and raising animals or fish is practiced in urban areas. This can be within or around cities and in villages. In recent years urban farming as become more popular due to environmentalContinue reading “Urban Farming”

Univ. of Utah study finds increased temperatures reduce toxin tolerance of some animals

Add this to the growing list of environmental complications due to global warming. U Study Finds That Increased Temperatures Reduce Toxin Tolerance of Some Animals BEAU HART on January 20, 2016 at 6:00 am Research conducted by U Ph.D. student Patrice Kurnath finds that at warmer temperatures the toxin tolerance of certain mammals is reducedContinue reading “Univ. of Utah study finds increased temperatures reduce toxin tolerance of some animals”

Time mag recommends Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide.

Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide have not been found to harm reefs, according to the National Park Service. Additionally, swimmers can cover their upper body with long sleeve shirts or other apparel to reduce sunscreen use. Researchers urge consumers to consider carefully what sunscreen they buy before swimming in the ocean. Sunscreens withContinue reading “Time mag recommends Sunscreens with titanium oxide or zinc oxide.”

Does having a hobby help you live for longer?

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An international study has suggested that having a hobby can give older people a greater purpose later on in life, which could have a positive impact on their health. 1 The study, which was carried out by a combination of British and US universities, found that those who reported a…

The Dangers of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics

CDC: Over-prescibing Antibiotics promotes stronger More Resilient Bacteria Growth. This new Bacteria Growth is more resistant to medications, and often causes infections and cancer-type skin spots (these spots appear red and brown) that are much more serious than the original infection being treating. Antibiotic prescribing in hospitals is inconsistent and often inappropriate—contributing to the emergence of antibioticContinue reading “The Dangers of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics”

Using Antipsychotics for Elderly Patients Boosts Kidney Risks .

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Older adults treated with atypical antipsychotics are at increased risk of kidney injury, according to a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings add to previous evidence that this class of drugs is risky for older adults. Although atypical antipsychotics are commonly prescribed for older adults…

New AIDS Vaccine Comes in a Capsule

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Wanted: Volunteers to test an experimental new AIDS vaccine that is needle-free. The catch? You have to be willing to stay locked up in your room for 12 days. The new vaccine comes in a capsule and it’s made using a common cold virus called an adenovirus, genetically engineered with…

How hugs can help fight the flu

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WE know that hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this feeling, it turns out, could actually ward off stress and protect the immune system, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University. It’s a well-known fact that stress can weaken the immune system. In this study, the…

DEPRESSION: IT’S NOT YOUR SEROTONIN

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Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency,’ but where is the science in support of this theory? “Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the serotonin myth. As one of only two countries…

How Often You Really Need To Shower (According To Science)

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Some people see showers as a necessary (and lovely) ritual that all decent human beings do daily… While others believe it’s a chore to avoid until the last possible minute and then do as quickly as humanly possible. If you’re in this category and have ever wondered how often you…