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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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. […]

 

In pain? Try an ice-cold dip: Doctors say swimming in cold water could be an alternative to strong painkillers

On February 21, 2018, in News, by Erik

Many of us live in pain each day, whether from illness, activity, or just the stresses of life. And, to help solve that pain, many of us turn to over the counter or prescription painkillers, natural remedies, or other therapies. But researchers at Cambridge University have recently published a study suggesting that a much simpler […]

 

UK fracking industry would need strict controls to minimise spill risk

On February 20, 2018, in News, by Erik

The UK government, regulators, and industry are currently exploring the potential of harvesting oil and natural gas from shale rock beds through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is commonly called. However, in order to possibly employ this methodology, tight controls would need to be employed to mitigate environmental risk. The main area of concern […]

 

Weight loss: Does drinking lemon water really help you lose weight?

On February 20, 2018, in News, by Erik

Lemon water miracle weight loss supplement? it is proven that if you add more water to your diet you will aid your body to loose weight. so it would make sense that if you add a flavor to your water it would make it easier to consume more of it. which more water equals more […]

 

Britain’s first water sniffing dog hired to pinpoint leaks and broken pipes

On February 19, 2018, in News, by Erik

A new recruit has been hired to help a UK utility company find leaks. Its a cocker spaniel named Snipe. He was trained by former UK military veterinarian. United Utility explains that finding leaks isn’t exactly an easy process and that Snipes nose will be an invaluable asset as it can trace one particle of […]

 

Catalytic metal foams harness sunlight to clean water

On February 19, 2018, in News, by Erik

Micropollutants are harmful chemicals, often toxic. Their presence in the environment is the result of human activities, farming, fisheries, and more. In recent decades they have been working their way up the food chain, threatening health worldwide. Recently, A team led by Davide Mattia is working on a solution to remove these chemicals that is […]