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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 ...

Uncovering the hidden risks in our waters

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Contributor

South African legislation does not require the screening of chemicals for endocrine disruptive effects. It’s these chemicals that ...

Everyday chemicals impact kids’ brain development

Posted on July 4, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

There is growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals harms children's brain development …

Greenery is good for teens

Posted on June 30, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

Another benefit of living in neighbourhoods with more greenery is that it may help ensure calmer teens and ...

What the doctor ordered: A dose of nature

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Contributor

We know that it’s important to get outdoors. In fact, a new study suggests that people might need ...

Study: Air pollution among top 10 stroke risks

Posted on June 10, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

Air pollution has been fingered as a major contributor to death and disability caused by stroke, especially in ...

The key to healthy urban living: Nature

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Contributor

Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas, and reduced access to nature may be ...

High-deprivation neighbourhoods have negative health effects

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Contributor

According to a unique refugee relocation study, living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood has long-term negative health effects ...

How air pollution affects the heart

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Contributor

Living in an area with a high level of air pollution? A study has found that air pollution ...

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