September 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose global health threat, experts say

Endocrine experts agreed that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose a threat to human health and to the ecosystems of Earth. The editorial comes in response to a commentary (Dietrich et al. Chem Biol Interact) signed by a number of editors of toxi… Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
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Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men

Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organizations, according to experts. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Reducing salt and increasing potassium will have major global health benefits

Cutting down on salt and, at the same time, increasing levels of potassium in our diet will have major health and cost benefits across the world, according to new studies. Continue reading

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February 11, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health

The increasing production and use of antibiotics, about half of which is used in animal production, is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes, or ARGs, effectively reducing antibiotics’ ability to fend off diseases — in animals … Continue reading

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February 6, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Has the ‘Golden Age’ of global health funding come to an end?

Despite dire predictions in the wake of the economic crisis, donations to health projects in developing countries appear to be holding steady. After reaching a historic high of $28.2 billion in 2010, development assistance for health dropped in 2011. Continue reading

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January 11, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Salinization of rivers: A global environmental problem

The salinisation of rivers is a global problem that affects to countries all over the world and it causes a high environmental and economic cost, and poses a high risk to global health. Climate change and the increasing water consumption can worsen eve… Continue reading

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June 21, 2012
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Apple peel compound boosts brown fat, reduces obesity in mice

Obesity and its associated problems such as diabetes and fatty liver disease are increasingly common global health concerns. A new study shows that a natural substance found in apple peel can partially protect mice from obesity and some of its harmful … Continue reading

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January 26, 2012
by Elizabeth Shope
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With World Water Day just two months away, U.S. must step it up on clean water and sanitation

Elizabeth Shope, Advocate, Washington, D.C.
With just two months before World Water Day on March 22, NRDC, CARE & WaterAid in America have published our annual report about how the United States is doing in implementing the recommen… Continue reading

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March 1, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Simple ideas for healthy, livable cities

  
Above is a short video presenting one of the concepts for urban improvement that have been selected as finalists for the Philips Livable Cities Award.
It has been very interesting over the last couple of years to watch international techn… Continue reading

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