Archive: 23/08/2006

Global warming affects Alaska

Global warning is changing Alaska, eliminating tourist sights such as glaciers, and with melting ice causing rising waters to flood villages.

dateAug 23, 2006 in Environment
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Lens solution blamed for eye infection

A U.S. agency and eye doctors reportedly agree the ReNu With Moisture Loc contact lens solution alone was responsible for an eye infection outbreak this year.

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Study: extra pounds can mean early death

A study by the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., has suggested people who are moderately overweight have an increased risk of premature death.

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Happy mice used in depression study

Canadian scientists are using a breed of permanently "cheerful" mice to research a new treatment for clinical depression.

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Bracelet maker accused of false claims

The manufacturer of the "ionized" Q-Ray bracelet has been accused in Chicago of false advertising for claiming the product acts as a pain reliever.

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Engineers Find New Way to Close Levees

A team of University of South Carolina civil engineers who have studied the failure of the 17th Street canal levee in New Orleans say they have found a cost-effective and efficient way to halt flooding caused by breached ...

dateAug 23, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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