A class of chemicals known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) is everywhere in the modern world: plastic toys, detergents, food packaging, nail polish, perfumes, shampoos, hairspray and hundreds of other products. New research from Sweden suggests that routine, household exposure to these chemicals may double the risk of type 2 diabetes among seniors. Investigators at […]
Changchun, China – Northeast China’s Jilin Province Department of Forestry says the endangered Amur leopard population has almost doubled in the province, and now numbers between 8 and 11 individuals according to findings from a new survey.
Here’s another good reason to eat plenty of fresh fruit. A new investigation from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that eating lots of blueberries and apples appears to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
The benefits of regular meditation are well known – the relaxation response it engenders can result in lower blood pressure, decreased heart and respiratory rates and can even level out mood swings.
Today Mexico took a giant step forward, to the front lines of the fight against climate change. The Mexican House of Representatives passed a climate law, which – when approved by the Mexican Senate – will be only the second such law in the world. Mexico’s climate law puts it in an elite global club, […]
The potato’s stereotyped as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. When prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato has […]
Bahrain became one of the first countries worldwide, and the only country in the region, to boast a green Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA) platform as Bahrain Broadband launched its Greenisis Services on February 26th. The ceremony, held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of […]
If you’ve been looking for solid evidence that chocolate offers health benefits, try this: an analysis of 42 small clinical trials suggest that a daily dose of chocolate can help lower blood pressure, improve the functioning of blood vessels and even lower levels of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. There have been previous […]
SYDNEY: As Earth Hour begins its monumental journey around the globe, hundreds of millions of
people are uniting to demonstrate that we urgently need to take action to protect our planet.
SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. today announced it has completed a €155 million non-recourse debt financing arrangement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and UniCredit Group for SunEdison’s 60.4MWp solar power plant in Bulgaria. SunEdison expects to complete the sale of […]