Posts tagged health

ihaveapussy-cat:

See what a group of engineers did  to encourage people to use the stairs in Stockholm.

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latimes:

Fat tax in Denmark: Why they have it, and could it happen in U.S.?
Photo: Butter and other foods high in saturated fats became subject to a new “fat tax” in Denmark on Saturday. Credit: Matthew Mead / Associated Press
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latimes:

Fat tax in Denmark: Why they have it, and could it happen in U.S.?

Photo: Butter and other foods high in saturated fats became subject to a new “fat tax” in Denmark on Saturday. Credit: Matthew Mead / Associated Press

Source: Los Angeles Times

6health, food, denmark,

USA.gov: Watching Two Hours of TV Per Day Can Put Your Health At Risk f

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People who watch two or more hours of TV a day are much more likely to have severe health problems than people who do not, according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health that analyzed data from the past 30 years.

Too much TV is linked to:

  • a 20 percent increase in diabetes
  • a…

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Source: usagov

6health, TV, heart disease,

mothernaturenetwork:

The brain is not the source of being a sloppy drunk
Behavioral changes that come with alcohol use may be mediated by cells from the immune system.

Source: mothernaturenetwork

6alcohol, science, health, drinking,

mothernaturenetwork:

18 foods that fight common ailments
Try healthy eats that help fight diabetes, heart disease, migraines and more.

Source: mothernaturenetwork

6food, health, healthy eating,

sciencecenter:

The human cost of energy

Deadly accidents involving nuclear reactors, oil rigs and coal mines in recent months remind us that all forms of energy generation carry risks. In developed countries, coal is the most hazardous (bottom left), according to the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, which studied more than 1,800 accidents worldwide over nearly 30 years. For coal, mining tends to be the most dangerous step; for oil and gas, most accidents occur during distribution; and for nuclear, generating plants are on the hot seat (orange bars).

Developing nations tend to have higher fatality rates, experts say (although reporting is less comprehensive, so no numbers are shown). “Regulations may be less strict,” explains Peter Burgherr, head of technology assessment at the energy systems analysis laboratory at the institute. “Working conditions are also poorer,” and less mechanization means more people are doing manual labor in harm’s way.

The lion’s share of human costs, however, comes not from accidents but from pollution, which makes fossil fuels the most dangerous form of energy generation (below). As Burgherr notes, “People are often not aware of what is happening to them in daily life.”

Source: scientificamerican.com

6science, news, politics, energy, fossil fuels, health,

mothernaturenetwork:

Two genes may determine whether you’re lazy or an athlete
When scientists removed the genes that helped make energy from sugar in some mice, they ran less than others in their litter.

Source: mothernaturenetwork

6science, health, genetics, storymoments,

skepttv:

Researchers Understand Lou Gehrig’s

Scientists have identified a common cause for all forms of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims.

Source: Futurity

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Researchers-Understand-Lou-Gehrigs-082511.aspx

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