Charlie Sheen Had A Huge Impact On HIV Prevention

Its an unfortunate fact that diseases sometimes dont get the recognition they deserve until celebrities are afflicted with them. Lance Armstrong, for example, made a huge impact on testicular cancer awareness and fundraising following his diagnosis, which continues today two decades on. And now it seems some good is being made out of a celebritys…

300 million children are exhaling dangerously polluted air, UNICEF reports

Cyclists ride amidst morning smog in New Delhi, India, Jan. 5, 2016. Image: AP photo/ manish swarup Dharmendra rarely steps out into New Delhi’s thick, smoggy air anymore. The 18 -year-old says she feels safer indoors, protected from the toxic air pollution clouding India’s capital city. “My eyes are irritated, I’m coughing and I find…

Air Pollution Thought To Kill 5.5 Million People Every Year

Last year it was reported that over threemillion people a year succumb prematurely due to air pollution. But new research has found that this is in fact an underestimate, and that the real figure is somewhere in the region of 5.5 million. From this, they found that more than half of these premature deaths occurred…

The Scientists Trying to Keep Zika Out of Your Placenta

Zika virus in the US didn’t objective when Congress( belatedly, stingily) funded relief effortslast autumn. In some parts of the country, unprecedentedly warm wintertimes meant the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying the virus–which has the potential to causedevastating birth defects–never even stopped biting. South Texas considered continuous Zika cases throughout the season. And even in coolerstates,…

New CDC maps indicate over 1 in 5 U.S. adults is obese in every state

A girl stands on a scale( shown in kilograms, let’s hope !)Image: UIG via Getty Images There is no state in the U.S. where less than 20 percent of the adults are obese, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In four particular countries Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia over 35 percent…

You Spend 5 Percentage of Your Day Outside. Try Stimulating It More

This storyoriginally appeared on Gristand is part of theClimate Deskcollaboration . For two decades, Florence Williams could sit on her porch at night and watch the alpenglow on the Rocky Mountains. Then she moved from remote Colorado to Washington, DC, and started noticing the changes. I felt disoriented, overwhelmed, depressed, she writes in her recent…

Newspaper exposes soda’s controversial relationship with health groups

( CNN) A provocative new research paper has unmasked how many health organisations received funding from the nation’s two largest soda companies in recent years, and the findings have left researchers shocked. The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo recently sponsored at least 96 national health organisations at the same hour the companies were lobbying against public…

Behold, San Francisco’s Open-Air Urinal

SAN FRANCISCO( AP) — San Francisco’s iconic Dolores Park is now home to the city’s first open-air urinal, the latest move to combat the destructive scourge of public urination in the City by the Bay. ASSOCIATED PRESS A girl looks at the fencing of an outdoor urinal at a San Francisco MUNI streetcar stop across…

Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addictsif the DEA Doesn’t Ban It

Ariana Campellone grew up in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. It is a small community, affluent and charmingly New England. Heroin was very available there, and very good. By age 15, Campellone was a daily user. She stopped going to school, stopped doing much of anything besides scoring drugs, doing drugs, stealing stuff, selling stuff, scoring…