News tagged with environmental health

Eat less meat, save the planet

To conserve the planet's ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to Florida International University researchers.

dateAug 12, 2015 in Environment
shares12619 comments 12

Ants self-medicate to fight disease

We humans have been using self-medication to cure the illnesses since the dawn of our species. There is some evidence that also other animals can exhibit this type of behavior, but the evidence has been hard to come by.

dateAug 24, 2015 in Evolution
shares24 comments 0

'Superbugs' found breeding in sewage plants

( —Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo.

dateDec 16, 2013 in Environment
shares0 comments 7

Crowdsourcing a living map of world health

What if by collecting data from mobile medical apps on cell phones around the world, we could map significant problems and see the flu coming like a giant whirling hurricane? A team of engineers, biologists and medical researchers ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Computer Sciences
shares0 comments 0

Avocado oil: The 'olive oil of the Americas'?

Atmospheric oxygen facilitated the evolution and complexity of terrestrial organisms, including human beings, because it allowed nutrients to be used more efficiently by those organisms, which in turn were able to generate ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Biochemistry
shares0 comments 2