News tagged with health

Tapping our microbiomes for new health treatments

Fecal transplants for treating gut diseases were the first reported therapies based on the idea that the human microbiome is inextricably linked to our health. Now, as researchers further flesh out this connection, dozens ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Other
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A chemistry test for public safety

An estimated 80,000 chemical substances currently find their way into our environment through industrial and agricultural waste, as well as through food additives, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products. But ...

dateSep 25, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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Protecting workers in extreme heat

According to new research by the University of Adelaide, workplaces may not be well-prepared to protect their employees against heat-related illnesses and injuries, as the threat of climate change looms and Australian average ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Social Sciences
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10 to 1: Bugs win in NASA study

Bugs are winning out, and that's a good thing according to NASA's Human Research Program. As part of NASA's One-Year Mission, researchers are studying how microbes living on astronauts' skin, inside their bodies and on the ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Getting the lead out

Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson (1922–1995) helped galvanize the environmental movement 50 years ago when he announced that highly toxic lead could be found essentially everywhere on Earth, including in our own bodies—and ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Environment
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