Archive for the 'Health' Category

Tropical Forests Recover From Clear-Cutting

• March, 2009

Tropical Forests Recover From Clear-Cutting Emily Sohn, Discovery News Deforestation is generally considered to be bad news, especially in the tropics. But there may be some hope: In many places, trees are growing back, according to new research, and some of the new forests are nearly as diverse as the old ones were. The work adds to a growing sense that tropical forests are more resilient than scientists previously thought and that second-growth forests are far from worthless.

HIV Mutates to Death With New Drug

• February, 2009

HIV Mutates to Death With New Drug Eric Bland, Discovery News Feb 9 2009 HIV is notorious for its ability to mutate and evade drugs designed to destroy it. Now scientists are testing a new drug that actually speeds up that rate of change in the hope that the deadly virus will mutate itself to death. “The HIV virus is so dependent on mutation that it really lives on the edge of existence,” said John Reno, Chief Operating Officer for Koronis Pharmaceuticals, the company developing

Coffee Could Fuel You, and Your Car

• February, 2009

Coffee Could Fuel You, and Your Car Emily Sohn, Discovery News Coffee can do more than just fuel you through an afternoon slump. It might also power your car. That’s the idea behind a new study that turned used coffee grounds into biodiesel fuel. Coffee will probably never replace petroleum, but discarded cappuccino scraps might someday help reduce our impact on the environment, say the study’s authors. They imagine a day when the byproducts of your latte end up in the gas tank of your

The Truth About Diet Soda

• January, 2009

The Truth About Diet Soda 2008 Men’s Health. Posted Tue, Dec 23, 2008 The Truth About Diet Soda We talk a lot about ”watching what we eat,” but if you never gave a thought to what you ate and instead watched only what you drank, you could probably cut 450 calories a day out of your life. (Yes, nearly a pound of fat loss a week!) That’s what a study from the University of North Carolina found. Americans today drink about 192 gallons of liquid

Coca Cola hits back over Fanta high pesticide level claims

• January, 2009

Coca Cola hits back over Fanta high pesticide level claims By Aislinn Simpson Last Updated: 11:27AM GMT 05 Jan 2009 Soft drink manufacturer Coca Cola has hit back at claims that its Fanta range contains pesticides at up to 300 times the level found in bottled or tap water. The multinational said the “minuscule” amounts of the chemicals were well within accepted limits and the orange and lemon products were safe to drink. Researchers in Spain tested 102 cans and bottles of fizzy drink bought

Docs Talk the Talk, But Do They Take Flu Shots?

• January, 2009

Docs Talk the Talk, But Do They Take Flu Shots? By RADHA CHITALE ABC News Medical Unit Dec. 9, 2008 Some Doctors and Other Health Care Professionals Steer Clear of Flu Shots Every fall, the public is barraged by messages from doctors, nurses and other health care providers to get a flu vaccination to protect against the influenza virus. But the truth is, some doctors and nurses might talk the talk without walking the walk. According to the most recent data from the Centers for