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Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless
...n empty stomach for four weeks and to abstain from drinking
tea or eating many cruciferous vegetables, which contain other beneficial chemicals. Another blood sample was taken after four weeks, and GST activity was determined. Researchers found that use of Polyphenon E enhanced GST activity when data from ...
New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer
...haracteristic deep purple color. At the same time, drinking
Concord grape juice can be good for the heart muc... and breast cancer causing concern for some women, drinking
100 percent grape juice made from Concord grapes can help your heart and perhaps your breast health....
Why nectar-feeding bats need a 'power drink' to fly
...ectar-feeding bats made use of the sugar they were drinking
for their metabolism within minutes after drinking
it, and after less than half an hour they were fuelling 100% their metabolism from this source. For ...
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
... also alert relief agencies to prepare to bring in drinking
water, cholera tablets, and other essentials in case of a major flood." The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts provides data and weather forecasts, which are fed into hydrological models of the Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins. T...
Caffeine and exercise can team up to prevent skin cancer
...20 percent increase, while the mice that were both drinking
and exercising showed a nearly 400 percent increase. The most dramatic and obvious difference between the groups came from the caffeine-drinking runners, a difference that can likely be attributed to some kind of synergy, Conney said. The authors...
Wider buffers are better
...It can also cause human health risks when found in drinking
water and oxygen 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 especi...
Females more prone to brain damage from alcohol abuse
... the prefrontal cortex may contribute to excessive drinking
and the self-sustaining nature of alcoholism. "The results suggest that females are more vulnerable to neurotoxic consequences of alcohol withdrawal," Wiren noted. "Everyone should be concerned about chronic alcohol consumption and severe intoxicat...
Study shows cane sugar, corn sweeteners have similar effects on appetite
...all. Participants ate somewhat less at lunch after drinking
any of the caloric beverages, but only partially compensated for the calories they consumed in the beverage. People who drank any of the caloric beverages whether cane-sweetened cola, one of the high-fructose sweetened colas, or 1 percent milk con...
Biocontrol of invasive water hyacinth contributes to socioeconomic and health improvements in Africa
... schistosomiasis. Rotting vegetation contaminated drinking
water, increasing cases of gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Ogwang and his colleagues used the natural predators of the plant to help eradicate it--the mottled water hyacinth weevil, N. eichhorniae, and the chevroned water hyacinth weevil, N. bruchi....
Health Physics Society
...sed to radiation by breathing contaminated air and drinking
contaminated water and goats milk. While the total radiation dose level is still being computed up to the time of the meeting, earlier measurements of direct radiation from the blast and the resulting radioactive cloud can provide some insights. ...
1,000-year-old Arctic ponds disappearing due to global warming
... population dynamics and food for insectivores and drinking
water for animals, to name only a few. These surface water ponds are so important because they are often hotspots of biodiversity and production for microorganisms, plants and animals in this otherwise extreme terrestrial environment. said Douglas....
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...les could then shed the pathogen and infect cattle drinking
the contaminated water as well as vegetables if the water is used for irrigation. In the study researchers orally inoculated American bullfrog tadpoles and metamorphs with E. coli O157:H7 and tested for infection after 14 days. Tadpoles, which we...
Lung and bladder cancer deaths continue decades after arsenic exposure
... risk remains elevated after arsenic exposure. The drinking
water in a region of northern Chile became contami...tality rates in the area with arsenic-contaminated drinking
water began to rise about 10 years after arsenic levels rose. They then continued to climb, peaking ...
Los Alamos National Laboratory making progress in Groundwater Protection Program
... the region's limited water supplies. Seven of 12 drinking
water supply wells in Los Alamos County are located on the LANL site. The San Ildefonso Pueblo also lies in the general path of groundwater and the few streams that flow from LANL to the Rio Grande. In 1995 New Mexico's Environment Department said ...
Nitrate in Lake Superior: On the rise
...ng fruits and vegetables, nitrate contamination of drinking
water can expose people to harmful levels. Too m...wage--into nitrate. "We're still a long way from drinking
water advisories based on nitrate for Lake Superior, but it's not too early to give this situation m...
Alcohol use during pregnancy leads to greater risk of extreme preterm delivery
...inding," he said, "because a woman could have been drinking
during pregnancy when she was younger and had no effects, but could be more susceptible later." Given that the patient population was 92 percent African American, added Sokol, the results will need to be confirmed elsewhere, using similar methodol...
Canadian paper innovation holds promise for improved global health safety
...SARS; dip-sticks that can detect and purify unsafe drinking
water; and paper strips that can check for banned pesticides on produce. The term bioactive paper was coined by Robert Pelton, scientific director of SENTINEL and a professor of chemical engineering at McMaster University who specializes in pulp-an...
Scientists concerned about effects of global warming on infectious diseases
...st high intensity storms have exacerbated an aging drinking
and wastewater infrastructure, enhanced the mixing of untreated sewage and water supplies, re-suspended pathogens from sediments and displaced large populations to temporary shelters. We are at greater risk than ever before of infectious disease ass...
2007 Joint Assembly in Acapulco -- press conference schedule
...dings that include: causes of excessive arsenic in drinking
water in Mexico and potential ways to mitigate it, evidence for widespread fungicide contamination of U.S. streams, and new understanding of radionuclide buildup in acquifers. Participants Ron Fuge: Senior Research Associate, Institute of Geogr...
Other highlights in the May 16 JNCI
...al cell cancer patients. In both men and women, drinking
at least one alcoholic beverage a day, on average,...eer, wine, and liquor. "However, because alcohol drinking
is associated with increased risks of cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, liver,...
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