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The science behind the stress-busting effect of gardening

The science behind the stress-busting effect of gardening

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Contributor

Many people find gardening relaxing, and now research has found out why exposure to microorganisms in soil has ...

Green trends for a non-toxic home

Posted on June 20, 2019 by ADVERTORIAL

Which areas of your home may not cut the mustard when it comes to non-toxic living, and what ...

level of antibiotics in some of the world's rivers

Study finds a dangerous level of antibiotics in some of the world’s rivers

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Contributor

A new global study has discovered that the level of antibiotics in some of the world's rivers exceeds ...

Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety

Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Contributor

Emerging evidence suggests that air pollution has an impact on the neurological development of children and is linked ...

If your home has a flat roof, consider turning it into an extension of your garden by transforming it into a green roof...

Why a green roof is a great idea and how to make one

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Contributor

If your home has a flat roof, consider turning it into an extension of your garden by transforming ...

Traffic air pollution causes asthma in millions of children worldwide

Traffic air pollution causes asthma in millions of children worldwide

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Contributor

According to a new study, about four million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen ...

Growing up in a green neighbourhood improves kids’ mental health as adults

Growing up in a green neighbourhood improves kids’ mental health as adults

Posted on March 1, 2019 by Contributor

Having a garden and growing up in a green neighbourhood may protect your kids’ mental health even decades ...

Air pollution

Study: Air pollution increases ER visits

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Contributor

We take breathing for granted, but more people end up in the ER with breathing problems thanks to ...

Why children need to spend time in nature

Why children need to spend time in nature

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Contributor

Turn the TV off and take your kids outside to play. A new study reveals even more reasons ...

How living in a green neighbourhood boosts your health

How living in a green neighbourhood boosts your health

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Contributor

Living ina green neighbourhood is not only good for your stress levels; it may help protect you from ...

Study: Air pollution increases miscarriage risk

Study: Air pollution increases miscarriage risk

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Contributor

Researchers found that women had a higher risk of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air pollution...

Study: Air pollution linked to intellectual disabilities in children

Study: Air pollution linked to intellectual disabilities in children

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Contributor

Numerous studies highlight the importance of air quality and now new research has linked air pollution to intellectual ...

Why health experts want common insecticides banned

Why health experts want common insecticides banned

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Contributor

Leading health experts are calling for a ban on common insecticides as they put children at risk for ...

air pollution and traffic noise can increase one’s heart attack risk

Heart attack risk increased by air pollution and traffic noise

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found that exposure to both air pollution and traffic noise can increase one’s heart attack risk…

If global warming continues at its current rate, the global temperature rise by 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 will have catastrophic effects…

UN warns world is at risk if global warming exceeds 1.5°C

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Contributor

If global warming continues at its current rate, the global temperature rise by 1,5°C between 2030 and 2052 ...

Numerous studies have linked poor air quality to heart disease...

Heart disease linked to poor air quality

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Contributor

For World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (WHF) aims to raise awareness about the link between poor ...

babies exposed to certain pesticides

How exposure to pesticides affects babies in the womb

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found that babies exposed to certain pesticides whilst in the womb grow up to have poor ...

WARNING: Cancer-causing herbicide widely used in SA! Are you at risk?

Posted on August 14, 2018 by News24.com

A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa...

How houseplants could be used to monitor health

How houseplants could be used to monitor health

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Contributor

Scientists have plans for humble houseplants – they want to turn them into health monitors for homes and ...

Why you should try ‘forest bathing’

Why you should try forest bathing

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Contributor

Research of over 290 million people has linked numerous health benefits to outdoor practices like forest bathing. Have ...

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