Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water — World Health Organization warns

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water. ______ Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water,...

Smoking continues to kill you — Study warns every 7th death in Germany caused by smoking

Smoking continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide, a recent report published in The Lancet medical journal showed, citing findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study. ______ The study found that out of more than 6.4 million people globally, every 10th death was...

Ginger destroys cancer more effectively than chemotherapy – study

In a Georga State University study on the effects of ginger extract on living cells, researchers found that ginger extract induced growth-inhibition and death on cancerous cells, while leaving the healthy cells alone. ______ Ginger was found found to have virtually no side effects, which separates it from...

Fly beyond the edge of the Universe

Planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, space. The universe as we know it is made up of many different things, much of which we may never be able to understand or even see. But is there a limit to our reality? How far does the universe...

1 in 10 pregnant women with Zika virus had an infant or fetus who showed signs of birth defects

One in 10 pregnant women with confirmed Zika virus infections had an infant or fetus who showed signs of birth defects, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. ______ The CDC released the news today as part of its "Vital...

Become an Astronaut

What happened? "Roskosmos" has announced an open competition to the cosmonaut. The selected candidates will enter the "Federation" and the crew of the new ship will be the first Russian cosmonauts who will fly to the moon. Reception of documents began on March 14 and the contest...

The best thing to do to reduce cancer risk to a minimum is to cut out smoking altogether

The dangers that secondhand smoke pose to growing children and unborn babies is well documented, but now researchers are adding another frightening health risk to the list — genetic changes associated with a common type of childhood cancer. ______ The study, published in this month’s edition...

Scientists obtained for the first time proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part of our Galaxy, the Milky Way

The Universe is pervaded by a mysterious form of matter, dubbed dark matter, about five times more abundant than the ordinary matter -- made of atoms -- we are familiar with. Its existence in galaxies was robustly established in the 1970s. Scientists now obtained...

Another pyramid just found in Egypt

An excavation team in Egypt has found what appears to be the interior of a buried pyramid dating back 3,700 years to the 13th dynasty. The antiquities ministry says that both a corridor and a block engraved with 10 lines of hieroglyphics are in good...

Astronomers detected an atmosphere around the super Earth-like planet

Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the super Earth-like planet GJ 1132b, a discovery which could help pave the way to finding life outside our solar system. ______ A team of researchers led by Dr. John Southworth of Keele University in the U.K. used the ESO/MPG...

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