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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 ...

Pesticide exposure linked to fatal disease

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Contributor

There’s a link between cumulative pesticide exposure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease …

How having a garden could prolong your life

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Contributor

New research has found that having more vegetation (or a garden) around one’s home is related to a ...

Severe impact of climate change on food production predicted

Posted on March 6, 2016 by Contributor

Climate change could kill more than 500 000 adults in 2050 worldwide due to changes in diets and ...

Study: Agricultural fertilizer could pose risk to fertility

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Contributor

Eating meat from animals that grazed on land treated with agricultural fertilizers may have serious implications for pregnant ...

Air pollution increases risk of death years later

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Contributor

New research has found that exposure to air pollution more than 30 years ago may still increase one’s ...

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