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Urban nature is good for mental well-being

Urban nature and mental wellbeing

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Contributor

Researchers developed a smartphone-based app, Urban Mind, to examine how exposure to nature in cities affects a person's ...

Larger air particles in air linked to asthma in children

Larger particles in air linked to asthma in children

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Contributor

Exposure to larger airborne particulates - common in everyday inner-city life – is linked to higher risk of ...

How to reduce asthma attacks naturally

How to prevent asthma attacks naturally

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Contributor

If you want to know how to prevent asthma attacks naturally, start by counting the trees in your ...

Osteoporosis linked to air pollution

Osteoporosis linked to air pollution

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found a link between air pollution and osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of ...

Natural route to happiness

A natural route to happiness

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Contributor

There's truth in the idea that spending time outdoors in nature is a direct line to happiness, say ...

Gardens boost children's developing brains

Gardens boost children’s developing brains

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Contributor

If you want smart children, start a garden.  It turns out that green spaces have positive effects on ...

Parkinson's disease and common herbicide linked

Parkinson’s disease and common herbicide linked

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Contributor

What is the price we pay to be rid of weeds? According to research on common herbicide, it ...

Air pollution may harm kidneys

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Contributor

Researchers say that outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney ...

How to cut in-car air pollution

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Contributor

For many, the commute to and from work is stressful. In addition, increasing air pollution makes the trip ...

Rush hour pollution is more dangerous than we think

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Contributor

We know that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to our health, but it's ...

Plants that purify the air

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Contributor

Amid the plethora of incredible functions of plants is their ability to clean 'dirty' air...

Air pollution can cut your life short by 10 years

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Contributor

When the air doesn't smell quite right, we hardly give it a second thought. However, air pollution can ...

Scary: Pesticides accumulate in the home

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Contributor

Think twice about using insecticides. A chemical in common pesticides, known to cause dizziness and nausea, has been ...

Is Alzheimer’s disease in the air?

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Contributor

Could the air we breathe have an impact on the development of Alzheimer’s disease?...

Could diet help fight climate change?

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Contributor

Could your diet reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help fight climate change? The research is in …

Birds and trees are good for mental health

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Contributor

If you live in a neighbourhood with more birds, trees and shrubs, you are less likely to suffer ...

How insecticides increase diabetes risk

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Contributor

Scientists have found that chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products could increase the risk of developing ...

Living near major traffic linked to dementia

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Contributor

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live ...

Amazing facts about the bush (and how common plants can heal)

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Contributor

Ben Coley of Bushwise and his team have provided a list of essentials to look out for if ...

Global analysis assesses countries on SDG health performance

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Meg Cowper-Lewis

The first global analysis has assessed countries on Sustainable Development Goal health performance ...

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