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Archive for November, 2011 :


Oceans Dying Much Faster Than Feared
November 30th, 2011

The most rapid extinction of marine life in Earth’s history is upon us now due to over-fishing, pollution and climate change.


New Developed Spray May Trace Tiny Tumors
November 28th, 2011

Fluorescent dye glows when it finds evidence of cancer.


Heal With The Miraculous Powers of Garlic
November 28th, 2011

Yes, it stinks a bit – no wonder vampires hate it! But the abundance of health benefits contained in a single clove of garlic should be enough to make you embrace it – for there is a whole list of those benefits.


Omega-3 Fats Reduce Systemic Inflammation and Lower Feelings of Anxiety
November 28th, 2011

The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA continue to garner well deserved attention as essential components of human health.


Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Soy Sauce
November 28th, 2011

Cancer-causing chemicals have been found in nearly one in four samples of soy sauce and other Chinese flavourings tested by food watchdogs.


BPA Levels Soar After Eating Canned Soup: Study
November 28th, 2011

A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A.


The Future Of History: 3D Laser Scanning Of Sites
November 28th, 2011

Ben Kacyra tells CNN about CyArk, a nonprofit that seeks to digitally preserve cultural heritage sites worldwide. How 3-D laser scanning preserves world’s most treasured sites.


The Mystery of Water Unravels a Bit More
November 27th, 2011

Water undergoes some strange changes as it cools.


BPA 1,200 Percent Higher in Blood After Canned Food Consumption
November 26th, 2011

This study is “one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods,”


Researchers Invent Everlasting Battery Material
November 25th, 2011

Could the days of the humble lithium-ion battery be numbered thanks to the everlasting battery?


Robot Prison Guards Roll Out
November 25th, 2011

As it seeks to become a leader in robotic technology, South Korea is about to put a new type of droid through its paces: a robot prison guard.


Yoga Perks You Up From Anxiety and Depression
November 24th, 2011

Yoga’s ability to improve mood and lessen anxiety is linked to increased levels of a critical brain chemical.


Lavender Popularity on Treatment and Other Uses
November 24th, 2011

Sometimes, big surprises come from well-known plants.


License plate readers: A Useful Tool for Police Comes with Privacy Concerns
November 22nd, 2011

License plate readers can capture numbers across four lanes of traffic on cars zooming up to 150 mph.


Artificial Trees: Capturing Energy From Sun and Wind
November 22nd, 2011

Alternative energy is all the rage as we try to reduce dependency on foreign oil and lower our monthy bills without reading by candlelight.


Polygala, Another Super Herb for the Mind
November 22nd, 2011

Polygala Root is an extraordinary super herb. It was first used by Daoist monks who had firm belief of polygala benefits on the mind and spirit.


Project Could Turn Fog Into Usable Water
November 22nd, 2011

A study is being done to see if Mpumalanga’s poorest communities in South Africa can harvest fog as a vital water source.


Acupuncture is Safe on Kids, Study
November 21st, 2011

Treating kids with acupuncture is a common practice and generally safe, according to a new study.


High Childhood IQ Linked to Subsequent Illicit Drug Use
November 21st, 2011

A high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use, particularly among women, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.


Can We Really Predict Heart Attacks By Our Earlobes?
November 21st, 2011

Most people are very well aware of the correlation of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, etc.. but ear creases?!


Bird Flu Research Rattles Bioterrorism Field
November 21st, 2011

Scientists and security specialists are in the midst of a fierce debate over recent experiments on a strain of bird flu virus that made it more contagious.


Light Created from a Vacuum: Casimir Effect Observed in Superconducting Circuit
November 21st, 2011

Scientists at Chalmers have succeeded in creating light from vacuum — observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago.


Better Batteries
November 21st, 2011

New Technology Improves Both Energy Capacity and Charge Rate in Rechargeable Batteries.


Meditation Boosts Immunity According to Research
November 21st, 2011

There have always been plenty of natural methods to keep us healthy but only recently have researchers been proving the benefits of these methods in their research like meditation.


Kids With No Vaccinations Seem to be Healthier
November 21st, 2011

Important study in Germany finds unvaccinated children are much healthier.


Reversed Diabetes in Mice Successful
November 21st, 2011

The researchers treated mice with a naturally-occurring substance known by its chemical acronym, NMN.


Alcohol May Suppress Breast Cancer’s Spread
November 21st, 2011

Celebration ethanol appears to boost a risk of building breast cancer but might be profitable for those who already have a disease.


Modern Lifestyle Makes Indians Diabetic and Hypertensive
November 21st, 2011

Urbanization, industrialization, prosperity cause surge in hypertension and diabetes over past decade.


There is Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer
November 21st, 2011

This news is slow to reach many oncologists – so it is important for patients to get informed and inquire about mistletoe as an option in their treatment.


New Malaria Drugs, New Tests
November 20th, 2011

Animal tests promising, but human trials still ahead.


Prepare for More Weird Weather
November 19th, 2011

Climate change can be a bitch and the weird weather of recent years will only get worse, much, much worse.


Bloody Rice Developed by Chinese
November 17th, 2011

Human serum albumin from transgenic rice could ease shortages of donated blood.


Mystery Origin of Milky Way Galaxy’s Gas Revealed
November 17th, 2011

New research has revealed that clouds of gas in a spherical area called the halo that surrounds our galaxy could be massive enough to provide a large chunk of the gas required.


Life-Bearing Lake Possible on Icy Jupiter Moon
November 17th, 2011

A large lake discovered just below Europa’s icy shell may provide a habitat for life.


Transplant Recipients More at Risk for Cancer
November 16th, 2011

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is most common.


Awareness Detected in People in Vegetative State
November 16th, 2011

Scientists have used a portable device that tracks changes in brain waves to communicate with people in a vegetative state, some of whom have been locked in their bodies for more than a year.


BMW Unveils New Electric and Hybrid Concept Cars
November 16th, 2011

BMW unveiled a pair of concept cars Wednesday, one a hybrid and one electric, made of light-weight carbon fiber and a see-through glass exterior.


A Study On Woodpeckers May Save Lives
November 16th, 2011

One Chinese researcher wanted to know how the woodpecker could do this without getting injured.


Puma Reveals Plans for Compostable Sports Clothes
November 15th, 2011

German sports clothing manufacturer Puma is developing biodegradable products, the company’s CEO has revealed. The sports clothes can be recycled or thrown on a compost heap.


Heart Failure Patients Survive Longer with Vitamin C
November 15th, 2011

Vitamin C significantly helps lessen inflammation on patients with heart failure.


Computer Does the Work of Docs
November 15th, 2011

System analyzes with keener eye than human pathologists.


Discovery for Anti-Malaria
November 15th, 2011

Could pave way for more effective vaccine.


Researchers Develop eButton to Monitor Food Intake, Exercise, and Lifestyle
November 14th, 2011

eButton combines the powers of cameras, GPS, and other sensors to combat obesity.


Skin Cells Transformed Immune Cells for Cancer
November 13th, 2011

Scientists have opened up the possibility of one day using cancer patients’ own skin to fight their tumours.


FDA Approved Cord Blood Product
November 13th, 2011

FDA approves first cord blood product.


Anti-Smoking Ads Need Positive Message to be Effective
November 12th, 2011

Certain types of anti-smoking ads may not be effective for young adult smokers who are generally anxious, according to a new study.


Researchers Develop eButton to Monitor Food Intake, Exercise, and Lifestyle
November 12th, 2011

People attempting to lose weight won’t need to track their daily food intake anymore, thanks to a wearable, picture-taking device created at the University of Pittsburgh.


Can Fetus Sense Mother’s Psychological State? Study Suggests Yes
November 12th, 2011

As a fetus grows, it’s constantly getting messages from its mother.


Your Brain vs Technology: How Our Wired World Is Changing The Way We Think
November 12th, 2011

Our brains adapt to how we use them – so what does our love affair with tech mean for our minds?


Tobacco Smoking Worsens TB Epidemic
November 12th, 2011

A new study that predicts smoking will contribute to an additional 34 million tuberculosis deaths by 2050.


Pythons Unveil Potential Human Heart Medicine
November 12th, 2011

Three fatty acids in snake’s blood eyed for possible heart drug.


Be Aware Where Bacteria Resides
November 12th, 2011

A friend passes you their mobile phone to show you a picture of their child looking adorable or their favourite holiday beach. But be careful — they may be sharing more than just memories with you.


Golden Mean Wins Chemistry Nobel Prize
November 10th, 2011

Quasicrystal structure based on the golden mean won Daniel Shechtman the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Find out why it is a thing of beauty.


Vegetative Patients Could be Really Aware in Their Surroundings
November 10th, 2011

Scientists have used a portable device that tracks changes in brain waves to communicate with people in a vegetative state, some of whom have been locked in their bodies for more than a year.


Gene Test Helps Tailored Treatment for Cancer Patients
November 9th, 2011

Doctors on Wednesday said they had used a wide-ranging genetic test for mutations in cancer cells to help finetune treatment for patients with lung tumours.


Magnets Help Fight Prostate Cancer
November 9th, 2011

A new way of fighting prostate cancer with microscopic magnets shows promise as a treatment for advanced disease, experts have said.


Molecule Find Gives Hope on Malaria
November 9th, 2011

A blood cell molecule that acts as a gateway for malaria could prove to be a fatal chink in the infectious organism’s armour, scientists believe.


Fiber-Loving Teens Have Lower Heart, Diabetes Risks
November 9th, 2011

Teenagers who eat a lot of fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables and whole grains, are less likely to have risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, a new study shows.


Toxic Donepezil Drug or Natural and Safe Foods for Alzheimer’s
November 9th, 2011

Big Pharma’s quest for patents ignores evidence of a few safe natural substances that reduce Alzheimer’s.


Raw Nuts Help Lower Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
November 9th, 2011

For the first time, scientists report a link between eating nuts and higher levels of serotonin in the bodies of patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), who are at high risk for heart disease.


Anti-Aging Regimen is Simply Being Happy
November 9th, 2011

Forget the face lift. Skip the Botox. And ditch the pricey wrinkle creams. The secret to a younger-looking face may be looking happy, new research suggests.


Being Genius Comes with Age
November 8th, 2011

New study of Nobel Prize winners suggests many discoveries made in late adulthood.


Witch Doctor Remedies to be Aired
November 8th, 2011

For a new documentary series, explorer Piers Gibbon traveled the world investigating tribal healing techniques.


Tilting of the Earth’s Axis Affects Sleep Pattern
November 8th, 2011

A tilt in the Earth’s axis means significant changes in day length during the year for much of the world.


Stem Cells Might Treat Parkinson’s Disease
November 8th, 2011

Researchers have used stem cells obtained from human embryos to successfully treat Parkinson’s disease in mice and rats, a key step in the quest to develop a similar approach for people.


Mutating Virus Means Useless Vaccines
November 8th, 2011

In ‘universal’ flu shot push, medical industry admits current flu shots are useless.


Brain Parasite Directly Alters Brain Chemistry
November 8th, 2011

Research shows infection by the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, found in 10-20 per cent of the UK’s population, directly affects the production of dopamine, a key chemical messenger in the brain.


Record Jump in CO2 Brings New Urgency to Global Talks
November 8th, 2011

Annual global emissions of carbon dioxide — a primary greenhouse gas that causes global warming — jumped by 6 percent in 2010, the largest amount on record, according to a report this month issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.


Cordless Phones Emit EMFs
November 7th, 2011

Research has indicated that cordless phones can be up to one hundred times more dangerous than their mobile counterparts!


Food Heals Teeth Cavities
November 7th, 2011

We can actually cure teeth cavities with proper nutrition.


Suncream Blocks Our Body’s Natural UV Protection
November 7th, 2011

Light receptors – also found in the retina – discovered in the skin for the first time. Findings could also lead to better sun protection products.


Regenerate and Recharge with Fucoidan
November 7th, 2011

This toxic world we live in requires finding ways to properly nourish our bodies.


Nation’s Newest Environmental Satellite Successfully Launched
November 7th, 2011

America’s newest polar-orbiting satellite roared into orbit, setting the stage for enhanced weather data NOAA scientists will use to develop life-saving severe weather forecasts days in advance.


Get Rid of Old Cells to Extend Life
November 6th, 2011

Removal of specific cells that accumulate with age can delay or prevent the onset of age-related disorders, new research suggests.


Nutritional Medicine: Adding Flaxseed in the Diet
November 6th, 2011

A new study from Iowa State University’s Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs — if they don’t mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their daily diet.


Passion Flower Calms Nerves
November 6th, 2011

Passion flower is one of those floras best used in medical purposes.


Pets’ Hormonal Imbalance When Spayed
November 6th, 2011

Does spaying cause depression in dogs and cats? Does this have the same effect with humans when they take out the ovaries?


Winter Wonderland Exercise
November 6th, 2011

A fitness advocate shares his idea on how to get fit come winter season.


Coconut Oil Treats HIV/AIDS
November 6th, 2011

Here is the abstract of the research paper of Dr. Conrado Dayrit on the use of coconut oil for treatment of HIV/AIDS. If this research can be corroborated by scientists around the world, the Philippines may be sitting on one of four main sources of coconut around the world. Help spread the word.


Type II Diabetes can be Naturally Cured
November 6th, 2011

A comprehensive natural remedy on reversing Type II Diabetes.


Wheat is Not That Healthy Today
November 5th, 2011

Eat right but still can’t lose the weight? Your “Heart Healthy Grains” are probably to blame.


Natural Approach on Hyperactivity
November 5th, 2011

With the growing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases, avoiding the drugs could be the answer to this health problem.


Cannabis: Is This Plant a Medicine?
November 5th, 2011

The changes advocated by the California Medical Association can help pave the way for marijuana’s further research.


Patients Worldwide Prefer Homeopathic Treatment
November 5th, 2011

Facts and figures showing homeopathy as world’s fastest growing medicine.


Fountain of Youth in Fruit Fly Intestine?
November 4th, 2011

Now, a new study in fruit flies is helping to explain why such minimal diets are linked to longevity and offering clues to the effects of aging on stem cell behavior.


Protein’s Secret Water Music in Nanospace
November 3rd, 2011

New nuclear magnetic resonance study of proteins in nanospace reveals hidden water protein correlations over an enormous range of time scales.


300-Year-Old Chinese Coin Found in Yukon
November 3rd, 2011

Coin from Qing Dynasty found on old First Nations trade route.


Babies Understand Thought Process of Others at 10 Months Old, Research Suggests
November 3rd, 2011

New research from the University of Missouri indicates that at 10 months, babies start to understand another person’s thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops.


The ‘Prius of Bicycles’ Switches Gears by Reading your Mind
November 2nd, 2011

The Prius X Parlee bicycle combines light-weight design with brain-control gear shifting.


NASA Studying Ways to Make ‘Tractor Beams’ a Reality
November 2nd, 2011

Tractor beams — the ability to trap and move objects using laser light — are the stuff of science fiction, but a team of NASA scientists has won funding to study the concept for remotely capturing planetary or atmospheric particles and delivering them to a robotic rover or orbiting spacecraft for analysis.


Conflicting Cholesterol Guidelines
November 2nd, 2011

If you want to understand how cholesterol guidelines can be out-of-step with the science, it often pays to follow the money.


Argentinian Doctors Linked Health Problems with GM Soy
November 1st, 2011

Argentinian doctors identify major health problems associated with RR Soy