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Fomites 101

Every game-changing historical event requires new vocabulary. "Fomites" is a key word you should know if Ebola reaches your country. Fomite…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Oct 20, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Trash bags for home Ebola care

Fatu Kekula nursed four Ebola-infected relatives at home without catching it, using trash bags, gloves, a rain coat and rubber boots. Woman…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Sep 27, 2014
Reply by Randall Smith

Six ways climate change is making us sick, here and now

"6 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick" -- here and now (from TIME) "...a new analysis of 56 studies on climate change-related health pro…

Started by Grinning Cat

1 Sep 22, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Poisons in our tea

As I post this, I'm drinking a big pot of green tea. My cupboard is full of a dozens tins of cheap Chinese tea. Aagh! Tea was supposed to b…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 Sep 6, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

Hazardous Poultry

Discover magazine reports that there's been a surge of antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections traced to E. coli contaminated poultry…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 12, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

You might be fat because your grandma's pesticide exposure

Pesticide linked to three generations of disease: Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes Methoxychlor , also called Chemform, Methoxo, Meto…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 25, 2014

Are you taking too many antioxidants

James Watson proposes a radical new explanation for disease and inflammation. Hydrogen peroxide, an oxidant, helps new proteins stabilize t…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 Jul 17, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Smoking tied to suicide

Smoking appears to alter mental health in such a way to increase suicide tendencies. Smoking may contribute to suicide risk Cigarette smoke…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jul 17, 2014
Reply by Plinius

If stressed, don't eat a high fat meal

Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women New research indicates that women who are stressed have their…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jul 16, 2014
Reply by Plinius

HEPA filter to protect your brain

"New research shows that exposure to even relatively low concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) can significantly impair cogniti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 20, 2014


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