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Wider buffers are better

...gen depleted water bodies endangering animals that drink from them. Establishing Riparian buffers is considered a best management practice (BMP) by State and Federal resource agencies for maintaining water quality, and they may be especially critical in controlling amounts of human produced nitrogen. Sci...

Eat fish -- especially if you drink high levels of alcohol

...sourced. A new study has found that men who binge drink have substandard intake of n-3 fats, one of two ty...alem. "We really couldnt evaluate women who binge drink two or more times per week due to the low numbers in this population, although it is quite possible ...

QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships

... herbicides and oil in water, rendering it safe to drink and re-use. ...

Insects to solve crimes

... are laid on a culture medium so that they eat and drink under conditions similar to that of a dead body, and a daily growth graph is drawn up. These growth graphs are carried out at various temperatures, given that the decomposition of a cadaver in winter is different from that in winter. Moment of death...

Alcohol abuse is in the genes

...the botelln culture (gathering in the streets to drink with friends), Jos Rico states that some of these social drinkers could have low beta-endorphin levels and, therefore, a higher predisposition to become solitary drinkers and to develop alcohol abuse. ...

Columbine flowers develop long nectar spurs in response to pollinators

...o match the tongue lengths of the pollinators that drink their nectar, biologists have found. The researchers were Justen Whittall of the University of California at Davis and Scott Hodges of the University of California at Santa Barbara. They were funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Their r...

Alcohol use during pregnancy leads to greater risk of extreme preterm delivery

...regnancy. "It would be best for women to just not drink during pregnancy," he said....

Other highlights in the May 16 JNCI

...cancer. Some studies have found that people who drink alcohol have a lower risk of renal cell cancer, but these studies included a small number of patients. Jung Eun Lee, Sc.D., of Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues analyzed 12 prospective studies of alco...

Species thrive when sexual dimorphism broadens their niches

...fer in the length of their beaks, allowing each to drink nectar from different flowers. By diverging in their resource use, the population as a whole can reach higher levels."...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 2, 2007

... the trial, six healthy volunteers consumed a milk drink made with flavonoid-enriched cocoa. The same volunteers later drank chocolate milk made from traditional cocoa. Blood and urine tests established the bioavailability of flavonoids in the enriched-milk drink, showing that people do absorb higher level...

Spouse may 'drive you to drink' but also can protect you from alcohol

... work at a place where the co-workers go out for a drink after work. Or one spouse could be a regular churchgoer, while the other prefers to sleep." Another aspect of the environment is the drinking behavior of one's partner. The researchers found that the impact of the partner's drinking depends on whet...

The Institute of Ecosystem Studies to host an international conference on ecology and urban design

...within cities. The air we breathe and the water we drink is shaped by the built landscape surrounding us. As the human population expands, and cities become larger and more concentrated, urban design will play a critical role in creating urban centers that acknowledge and preserve the environment they over...

Halos and horns: Fixing the 'taste' of diet soda

...ople know they should cut calories, but they won't drink diet pop because they don't like the taste." Consumers may claim they don't like diet soda because of artificial sweeteners, but Schmidt and sensory scientist Lee think people are also influenced by a subtle difference called "mouth-feel." Think bo...

What's in the water? Estrogenic activity documented in fish caught in Pittsburgh's rivers

...e significant public health implications, since we drink water from the rivers where the fish were caught. Additionally, the consumption of river-caught fish, especially by semi-subsistence anglers, may increase the risk for endocrine-mediated health endpoints like some cancers and developmental problems."...

The cost of long tongues

...hid bees use their extraordinarily long tongues to drink nectar from the deep, tropical flowers only they can access. Researchers have long suspected that this kind of exclusive access came with a mechanical cost. According to common sense and a classic law of fluid mechanics, it's just plain hard to suck ...

'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics

...un the batteries on glucose, flat sodas, sweetened drink mixes and tree sap, with promising results. She also tested carbonated beverages, but carbonation appears to weaken the fuel cell. The best fuel source tested so far is ordinary table sugar (sucrose) dissolved in water, she says. One of the first ...

Root beer may be 'safest' soft drink for teeth

...ugared counterparts. "Drinking any type of soft drink poses risk to the health of your teeth," says AGD ...their intake to meals. He also advises patients to drink with a straw, which will reduce soda's contact with teeth. "My patients are shocked to hear that ...

New study suggests special cocoa may lead to sustained improvement in blood vessel function

...s after consuming this special flavanol-rich cocoa drink for a week was comparable to long-term drug therap... the optimal effect occurred after two hours. The drink containing 179 milligrams of cocoa flavanols resulted in a 50 percent improvement increase in blood ...

Green tea and COX-2 inhibitors combine to slow growth of prostate cancer

...e idea is that it would be easier to get people to drink green tea than it would be to take an additional dietary supplement, Mukhtar said. In mice that were not treated with either substance, the tumor volume averaged 1,300 cubic millimeters, whereas mice given either the tea or celecoxib had tumors ave...

The secret of Dutch tapwater unveiled in new textbook

... water supply which have led the Dutch to actually drink tap water and not use filters or bottled water are presented in the textbook.The need for an English publication stems from the international interest in the unique Dutch approach and the desire to follow the Dutch example. ...

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