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New generation medicines make the heart regenerate itself

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New generation medicines make the heart regenerate itself

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A new scientific breakthrough has led to the regeneration of heart cells in mice. The heart cell damaged by heart attacks, previously considered to be permanent damage, were able to regenerate themselves into new h...

Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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Mental health charity Mind urges people to improve their well being and beat the winter blues

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The leading mental health charity Mind is calling for people to get outside to guard against winter blues and to improve mental health. Many of us feel a dip in mood and our enthusiasm wane in the winter months -...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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UN launches $40bn woman and child health plan

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The UN has launched a $40bn (£25.5bn) health initiative aimed at saving the lives of 16 million women and children over the next five years. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said women and children "play a crucial r...

U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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U.N. Proposes ‘Climate Services’ To Help Developing Nations Deal With Onslaught Of Extreme Weather

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GENEVA -- The global economy could reduce $100 billion a year in climate change-linked losses by providing the most vulnerable countries with "climate services" to help them prepare, a United Nations expert panel r...

New hope for bipolar patients: Mood swings can be predicted from their behaviour, study finds

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New hope for bipolar patients: Mood swings can be predicted from their behaviour, study finds

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The future mood swings of people with bipolar disorder can be predicted by their current thoughts and behaviour, a study has found. Psychologists from the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster say their findin...

Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

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Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

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This from Inhabitat.com:- "We write a lot about wave power here at Inhabitat, but functional wave farms are few and far between. Now Ocean Power Technologies has hooked up its PB40 PowerBuoy to the grid at...

Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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Study highlights the medical benefits of a positive attitude in recovering from illness

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People who have a positive outlook on life and can put on a brave face during adversity are better able to bounce back from illness, a new study suggests. Research at Bangor University, examining how people respo...

Mexico Forest Communities Excel In Capturing Carbon

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Mexico Forest Communities Excel In Capturing Carbon

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A study released amid debate over how to reduce the loss and degradation of the world's most vulnerable forests suggests that negotiators at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun should look to Mexico...

Litter found in deepsea survey of one of Earth’s final unexplored realms

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Litter found in deepsea survey of one of Earth’s final unexplored realms

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A glimpse into one tiny nook of the UK's vast ocean depths uncovered two drink cans, one bottle, and a rusty food tin On 15 August 1934, two adventurers squeezed into a tiny metal capsule and became the first peop...

Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Coffee, Bananas Grow Together to Fight Climate Change

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Over the next three to four decades, temperatures in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa are expected to rise about two degrees Celsius. Scientists say without immediate innovations in farming, crops will be d...

First vertical farm to boost supply of local greens

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First vertical farm to boost supply of local greens

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Land-scarce Singapore has its first vertical farm on a plot of land in Lim Chu Kang the size of about five football fields. Vegetables – Chinese cabbage, nai bai and xiao bai cai – grow on 120 towers and th...

Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Color Changing Bandages Warn Patients Of Infection

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Scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution (EMFT) in Munich have developed an indicator dye that can be integrated into the dressings and plaster used to treat cuts and abrasions.

Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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Tuberculosis vaccine target found

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A protein which could be targeted for a tuberculosis vaccine has been discovered by scientists at Imperial College London. TB is caused by bacteria and the only vaccine against it, the BCG jab, is not very effective....

Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

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On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind p...

Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Summit agrees tiger recovery plan – $300 Fund

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Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction. Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022. The countries ...

Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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Government launches £4.2m urban tree-planting plan

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A £4.2m scheme to plant one million trees over the next four years has been unveiled by the government. It will see trees planted in urban areas of England that need them most, in the first government tree-plantin...

New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New research by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown how London's trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health. Urban trees of the Gre...

Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

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Mobile phones in developing nations could charge up using dirt

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There's no doubt that residents of developing nations can benefit hugely from having mobile phones. This particularly applies to the field of medicine, as the phones allow people living in remote areas to contact h...

China tops global clean energy table

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China tops global clean energy table

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China remains the world's leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study has shown. The table, published by the US Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese invested $54.4bn (£34.1bn) in 2010,...