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Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

25 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

Cancer

Beware the Burger: Eating More Meat Linked to Blood Sugar Imbalances and Liver Disease

Despite the popularity of the Meatless Monday campaign and the buzz for “bleeding” veggie burgers, meat consumption continues to rise in the U.S.<p>In …

If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK?

We hear regularly from health organisations and experts that we should eat less sugar. But we’re also told we should eat more fruit.<p>All types of …

The Golden Arches are going green: McDonald’s to cut greenhouse emissions

The burger chain is officially taking on climate change.<p>McDonald’s Corp. announced Tuesday that it plans to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 36% by 2030, which is equivalent to taking about 32 million cars off the road for a year, the chain said.<p>As part of the initiative, the company promised …

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This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

Scientists Discover Novel Treatment Target for Sepsis

Lan Chu, a doctoral candidate, was the first author of the study published in Nature Communications.<p>In a study published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, …

Over 400,000 U.S. deaths per year caused by lead exposure

Past exposure to lead may be to blame for over 400,000 deaths in the United States every year, according to a new study published in <i>The Lancet Public</i> …

Shock cancer scan shows woman’s body was riddled with the disease

In 2015, Georgia McLennan looked as smiley and healthy as the next person.<p>But the nursing student, from Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, began to feel …

Mom has arm, fingers, both legs cut off after doctors failed to spot deadly disease

A mother of two reportedly is suing an English hospital after doctors didn’t realize she was suffering from a life-threatening condition, resulting in multiple limb amputations which she now is calling “a fight for life.”<p>Magdalena Malec, 31, had both of her legs amputated after contracting sepsis — …

Medicine

22-year-old's 3-D scanner can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 22, many of us are finishing up college and hoping we might get be lucky enough to land a stable job. Peeyush Shrivastava is a little different.<p>He started a biotech company and collected millions of dollars in capital, including from famed businessman Mark Cuban, and he hopes to start …

Medicine

Prostate screening saves no lives and may do more harm than good

Screening for prostate cancer does not save lives, and may do more harm than good, a major study has concluded.<p>The largest ever trial of PSA tests - which all men over 50 can obtain on request from their GP - found that death rates were identical among men, whether or not they underwent …

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy

Shape is an app to help you learn how to invest the ethical way

Recently launched out of beta, U.K. startup Shape wants to create a more educational trading experience for a new generation of traders, including those who might be concerned with the ethical standards of the sectors or companies they back.<p>The Shape iOS app assumes no or very little prior trading …

Investing

How proton therapy attacks cancer

Tucked in a corner of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital campus is the country’s 28th proton therapy center, which is set to begin treating patients this month. It is a small but state-of-the-art system designed to attack tumors more quickly than its predecessors in proton therapy, a …

Cancer

Schoolgirl's "life transformed" after taking `medicinal cannabis oil' in her tea

The 11-year-old Hamilton girl has a condition called Episodic Ataxia Type 2 but family claim CBD evening tea has made a big difference to her …

Calcium Supplements May Raise the Risk of Colon Polyps, New Study Finds

Calcium supplements may be linked to the development of colon polyps—small, benign growths that could ultimately develop into cancer, according to a …

Teen initially told he might have the flu finds out he has stage 4 cancer

TAMPA, Fla. – Doctors told 16-year-old Hunter Brady in November that his shortness of breath and exhaustion were probably signs of the flu, according …

NHS satisfaction sees sharp decline, with public opinion on GP services at lowest level since records began

Satisfaction with the NHS has seen a sharp decline, with public opinion on GP services at its lowest level since records began, a new survey has …

Former Olympians to Air Regional PSA During Closing Ceremonies Urging Athletes to Give Up Milk

Milk Life, a campaign from the MilkPEP board (which is funded by U.S. milk companies), made its Olympic debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. …

Plant-Based Diet

Japan Just Approved a New Drug That Can Kill the Flu Virus In Just One Day

As the worst flu season in a decade rages on, a potentially groundbreaking new drug that can kill the flu virus in just one day has won regulatory …

Public Health

Multistate salmonella outbreak tied to chicken salad

<b>(CNN) —</b> An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized.<p>Diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps are the symptoms …

Environmental Health

Going Under Anesthesia May Impact Your Memory

You might expect to get temporarily knocked out by general anesthesia during surgery, but new research has found that it may have lasting impacts on …

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis<p>Bone marrow biopsy<p>Your doctor will likely ask you about your personal and family medical history. He or she may then have you undergo tests …

Should I follow Warren Buffett's 90/10 investing strategy?

<i>I'm in my early 50s, have more than $1 million in retirement savings and plan to retire around age 60. I've heard about Warren Buffett's strategy of keeping 90% of one's assets in stocks and 10% in bonds and like the idea of investing my savings that way to earn higher returns. I know my accounts</i> …

Investing

Here's what can happen if you don't pay taxes on bitcoin

In 2017, bitcoin went from trading at below $1,000 early in the year to a peak of over $19,000 in December, while other virtual currencies also …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists have figured out how to make wood even stronger than steel

Wood is a pretty awesome material, but it’s certainly lacking the strength and toughness of other materials such as the stronger metals. That could …

Engineering

MIT's thermal resonator generates electricity from the air's daily temperature cycle

Energy is all around us – we just need to work out how to tap into it. Now a team from MIT has developed a device called a thermal resonator, which …

MacBook Pro Finds New Success But Loses Human Touch

During 2017, Apple increased the market share of the MacBook laptop family to 9.6 percent, sneaking it ahead of Asus and into fourth place in the laptop share table, according to Trendforce’s latest data. But has Apple traded away the distinctive elements of the MacBook that gathered it a loyal fan …

MacBook Pro