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Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has recently announced adoptions of garlic (Allium sativum) and artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb program. Here are some interesting facts ab...

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada

Packaged food sold in UK rated healthiest in a study undertaken by authors from 6 countries who compared the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using data collected durin...

Frog warning coloration is also camouflage

The bright yellow colours on poison dart frogs also have a camouflage function according to a recent study involving fieldwork in the jungles of Guiana followed by laboratory visual search experime...

05 Jun '18 | More Animal News

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities

Research into the ways in which regular swimming can affect the lives of people with dementia and the experience of their carers has identified many different benefits of swimming sessions. The st...

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer

A biotech news website has speculated about the possible future use of aromatherapy to treat prostate cancer. Although the article itself actually describes the behaviour of olfactory receptor OR51...

08 Jun '18 | More Aromatherapy News

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Artificial outdoor lighting and breast cancer

Women living in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night might be at higher risk of breast cancer than those living in other locations with lower levels of artificial night lighting, such...

18 Aug '17 | Breast Cancer | USA

Responses to devastating floods and mudslide affecting parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone

After three days of exceptionally heavy rain, sweeping floods and a massive mudslide devastated a karge area of Regent, a mountain town approx. 15 miles east of Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown.

17 Aug '17 | Mudslide | Sierra Leone

Benefits of interval training for vascular health of older women

Research suggests that short bouts of interval exercise might be particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women. This group was studied because the risk of cardiovascular disease is thought to i...

07 Aug '17 | Interval Exercise | Leeds, England

Brits walk less than one mile per day

According to recent research made available by Cancer Research UK's 'Walk All Over Cancer' campaign, on a typical weekday more than half (52%) of UK adults walk a mile or less while 17% walk less t...

25 May '17 | Healthy Exercise | UK

Violence putting children at risk in the Greater Kasai, DRC

Ongoing violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lead to the closure of many health centers and schools, hampering humanitarian efforts to support the nutritiona...

European Obesity Day 2017

European Obesity Day 2017 is an opportunity to raise awareness of the health issues associated with obesity and the challenges people face when trying to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

20 May '17 | Obesity | Europe

Report says 65% Britons surveyed report experience of mental health challenges

A recent Mental Health Foundation (MHF) report on mental health in the UK indicates the large scale of the mental and emotional challenges faced by the population. Younger people seem to be affecte...

08 May '17 | Mental Health | UK

Fracking threat to most important wildlife locations in Britain, University study

Research by Reading University in partnership with several environmental and wildlife conservation groups indicates that many locations at which shale gas extraction might take place are home to s...

15 Oct '16 | Environment | UK

Health uses of the drumstick tree (India)

The drumstick tree thrives in India and also grows in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, among other places. The many and various uses of the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of the ...

02 May '16 | Moringa oleifera | India

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The researchers in Southampton, England, are studying the properties of Surgihoney, an engineered, medical honey that has a potent antimicrobial agent with antibiofilm activity. It is hoped that th...

29 Apr '16 | Honey | Southampton, UK

Womens' death rates lower in greener neighbourhoods (USA)

Women living in the USA have lower mortality rates in areas with a greater proportion of vegetation compared with more urban areas such as in larger towns and cities. The recent study considered th...

15 Apr '16 | Environment | USA

FDA Regulation for Food Safety during Transportation (USA)

The FDA (USA) has announced details of a new food safety regulation to reduce the risk of food contamination during transportation. The new rule requires transportation of human and animal food by ...

05 Apr '16 | Food Safety | USA

Obesity and alcohol use in Australia

Increasing numbers of Australians are suffering from the adverse effects of weight gain, obesity and excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks. Leading public health experts blame such ill-health o...

05 Apr '16 | Obesity | Australia

Combining motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anxiety

Research has shown that integrating motivational interviewing (MI) with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than CBT alone for long-term improvement in managing severe anxiety. Mo...

23 Mar '16 | Mental Health | Canada

Yellow fever mosquito larvae found in New Zealand

Larvae of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) have been found at Auckland airport, New Zealand. This species of mosquito is of considerable public health concern because it has been known to ...

08 Mar '16 | Aedes aegypti | New Zealand

Public health nursing in the UK

Nursing services are a vital part of the suite of professional skills used to provide and support public health initiatives in the UK. Although the importance of public health nursing is widely rec...

03 Mar '16 | Public Health Nursing | UK

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