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Researchers find drug therapy that could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors

Researchers find drug therapy that could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It may seem normal: As we age, we misplace car keys, or can't remember a name we just learned or a meal we just ordered. But University of Florida researchers say memory trouble doesn't have to be inevitable, and they've found a drug therapy that could potentially reverse this type of memory decline.
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Promising class of antibiotics discovered for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Promising class of antibiotics discovered for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice infected with TB and were effective against drug-resistant strains of TB. ...
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The protein profile of restless leg syndrome

The protein profile of restless leg syndrome | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A protein profile of people with restless leg syndrome (RLS), identifies factors behind disrupted sleep, cardiovascular dysfunction and pain finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS. The research gives insights into the disorder, and could be useful in the ...
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Restless legs syndrome may signify bigger health problems

Restless legs syndrome may signify bigger health problems | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A nationally-recognized sleep expert has published an editorial describing Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) as a possible biomarker for underlying disease. The editorial appears in the March 5, 2014 issue of Neurology the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology and was authored by Boston Medical ...
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Half of pregnant women are passive smokers, due to their partners

Half of pregnant women are passive smokers, due to their partners | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
As shown in a study carried out by researchers at 13 research centres in Asturias, Gipuzkoa, Sabadell and Valencia, over half of non-smoking pregnant women, 55%, are passive smokers.These women are under the effect of tobacco smoke to a considerable extent because a member of the household, their partner ...
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Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places

Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.
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Greenpeace protests Europe's ageing nuclear plants

Greenpeace protests Europe's ageing nuclear plants | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenpeace activists broke into the grounds of nuclear plants in six European countries Wednesday, urging governments to close down ageing reactors on safety grounds.
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Smart grid for electric vehicle fleet

Smart grid for electric vehicle fleet | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany's largest charging station.
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Increased use of medicines in Norwegian fish farming

Increased use of medicines in Norwegian fish farming | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The increase in sales of agents to treat sea lice infestations continued in 2013. However, sales of antibacterials showed a reduction compared to the previous year. Sales of anthelmintics showed a slight increase compared to 2012. These figures come from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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Enough scientific certainty exists on climate change to challenge media sceptics

Enough scientific certainty exists on climate change to challenge media sceptics | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

It is difficult to make a conclusive link between human-caused climate change and the record drought in California, record freezes in parts of Canada and the US, Britain's wettest-ever winter and Australia's hottest summer.

 

But there's no doubt that they have pushed climate change back up the agenda, and will add pressure to the need for a deal at the Paris climate talks next year.

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Navy transitions global ocean forecast system for public use

Navy transitions global ocean forecast system for public use | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) within the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have entered into a formal agreement that results in NCEP using Navy developed global ocean forecast model technology to make environmental ...
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Marshall Islands says climate change behind floods

Marshall Islands says climate change behind floods | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Officials in the Marshall Islands blamed climate change Wednesday for severe flooding in the Pacific nation's capital Majuro which has left 1,000 people homeless.
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Australian PM says too much forestry 'locked up'

Australian PM says too much forestry 'locked up' | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of mounting 'a massive assault on the environment' after he warned too much Australian forestry was closed to logging and there were enough national parks.
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Similarity breeds proximity in memory, researchers find

Similarity breeds proximity in memory, researchers find | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Researchers at New York University have identified the nature of brain activity that allows us to bridge time in our memories. Their findings, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Neuron, offer new insights into the temporal nature of how we store our recollections and may offer a pathway ...
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Low saturated fat diets don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer

Low saturated fat diets don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Diets low in saturated fat don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer, says a leading US cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy in an editorial in the open access journal Open Heart.
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Men with restless legs syndrome may be at higher risk of early death

Men with restless legs syndrome may be at higher risk of early death | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Men who experience restless legs syndrome (RLS) may have a higher risk of dying earlier, according to research that appears in the June 12, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The disorder is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs ...
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Some metallic toys and low-cost jewelry present health risks for young children

Some metallic toys and low-cost jewelry present health risks for young children | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
We know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behaviour that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewelry often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these objects present a health risk for young children?
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Smoking in France, losing its puff?

Smoking in France, losing its puff? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It was banned in restaurants and al fresco eating became all the rage. It was banned in offices, and business started getting done in huddles on the sidewalk.
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Most osteopathic med students matched into primary care

Most osteopathic med students matched into primary care | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—More than half of osteopathic medical students and recent graduates are matched into primary care residency programs, according to a report from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
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Gotta pee? There's a website for that

Gotta pee? There's a website for that | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
It has been the ruin of many a pleasant outing: Nature calls, but there's nowhere to go.
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"Demokratia": mocking Russian politics through a videogame

"Demokratia": mocking Russian politics through a videogame | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Buy voters, divert public funds, become an all-powerful tsar: it's all part of the fun in videogame 'Demokratia', whose merciless take on Russian politics has made it a runaway success in the land of Vladimir Putin.
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Study suggests non-uniform climate warming affects terrestrial carbon cycle, ecosystems and future predictions

Study suggests non-uniform climate warming affects terrestrial carbon cycle, ecosystems and future predictions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A recent University of Oklahoma study of five decades of satellite data, model simulations and in situ observations suggests the impact of seasonal diurnal or daily warming varies between global regions affecting many ecosystem functions and services, such as food production, carbon sequestration and ...
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Iceland environmentalists protest as China joins Arctic oil race

Iceland environmentalists protest as China joins Arctic oil race | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
An Icelandic environmental group poured cold water over the Arctic nation's dreams of becoming an oil-producer Wednesday, following the approval of a Chinese-led exploration bid off the country's north coast.
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Oceanographer refutes claims that climate change is slowing pace of Gulf Stream

Oceanographer refutes claims that climate change is slowing pace of Gulf Stream | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Several recent studies have generated a great deal of publicity for their claims that the warming climate is slowing the pace of the Gulf Stream. They say that the Gulf Stream is decreasing in strength as a result of rising sea levels along the East Coast. However, none of the studies include any direct ...
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Sea-level rise threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites

Sea-level rise threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most recognisable and important landmarks could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia.
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