Cancer: Why you should go for early screening, healthy lifestyle

On February 23, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

It is well known that early screening for disease increase your chances for a successful recovery. For example, when cancer cells are detected early it can often be put into remission or stopped from spreading. Many doctors recommend screening for breast and cervical cancer in women and prostate cancer in men at age 40. If […]

 

Deadly Legionnaires’ bug is lurking at the CAR WASH: Two men became seriously ill with the disease after inhaling …

On February 23, 2018, in News, by Erik

Two men have recently caught Legionnaires’ disease after using local car washes, according to the Daily Mail. The pathogen which causes the deadly disease, legionella, thrives in warm, water-based environments and is then spread when water droplets become aerosolized and diffused. While the disease does not often get much publicity, aside from major outbreaks, it […]

 

Trump’s budget targets water cleanup programs

On February 23, 2018, in News, by Erik

The Great Lakes Restoration program is looking at a huge decrease in it’s budget if Trump’s new proposed spending plan goes ahead. The Great Lakes not only provide drinking water to tens of millions of Americans but bring in tourism revenue that the regions count on. The proposed budget is now 30 million from a […]

 

Plastic Under Scrutiny At 2018 Uk Bottled Water Conference

On February 23, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

With global efforts to increase environmental sustainability ramping up and more of a focus being placed on waste reduction each year, consumer goods manufacturers are under increasing scrutiny for their choices of packaging. This theme is one which will be in the spotlight during this year’s U.K Bottled Water Conference. During this conference, manufacturers will […]

 

This vegan mayo is made with waste water from hummus factories

On February 22, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Do you want a vegetarian mayo? Then consider Rubble mayo which is tasty even though officially it is made from waste from the hummus industry, namely aquafaba water drained from cans of chickpeas and other legumes so it is a good food source, just one that is normally poured down the drain by restaurants as […]

 

This season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it

On February 22, 2018, in News, by Erik

The flu is, and forever will be a health risk for older adults and young children. Getting the vaccination early and preparing for the season will greatly increase your chances of not being inflicted with the virus. There is ongoing research to strengthen the vaccination’s we currently have. There are also studies to fight the […]

 

4 Things Your Butt Reveals About Your Health And Lifestyle

On February 22, 2018, in News, by Erik

Did you know your butt is talking to you? Do you want to know what it’s telling you? Stand in front of a mirror, what does your but look like? Is it wide and flat, perky, or big and round? The bigger the booty the more of a chance you are healthy. The smaller and […]

 

Car horns, planes and sirens may be bad for your heart

On February 22, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

You may just think that loud noises are annoying, but recent studies suggest that they could have an impact on your overall physical health. A correlation between high levels of noise pollution and poor cardiovascular health has been noted. Experts suggest that this could be a result of noise causing sleep disturbances, but also could […]

 

Developing a safe and efficient method for the removal of micropollutants from water

On February 21, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Removal of micropollutants from water safely and efficiently is what David Mattia a Chemical Engineer is planning to do. He was awarded a five-year funding from Physical Sciences Research Council to conduct a study to improve on the photocatalyst technology. Instead of using nanoparticle he will replace them with a highly porous photocatalytic foam. This […]

 

Why You Seriously Need to Stop Taking Your Phone Into the Bathroom

On February 21, 2018, in News, by Erik

Bringing one’s cellphone into the bathroom has become habit for countless individuals. However, people should consider leaving the phone behind when they make a trip to the toilet, simply because of the amount of germs present in a restroom. There are plenty of germ-covered surfaces in the bathroom where someone might lay down their phone. […]