Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
City frac sand air testing to start in 2014 - Winona Post Online ... long air quality monitoring program that will measure frac sand dust and diesel fumes. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) offered to... 12/4/2013 - 12:09 pm | View Link
Council to consider sand industry air monitoring - Winona Post Online ... and diesel fumes. Last week, the Planning Commission recommended that the council accept an offer from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency... 12/2/2013 - 4:24 am | View Link
As price falls, demand for LNG rises - Times Union ... companies switch from diesel fuel to LNG, which doesn't produce the toxic fumes in diesel ... The agency estimates that about 21 fueling ... 11/29/2013 - 3:40 pm | View Link
NY plan reflects demand for natural gas trucks - Modesto Bee NY plan reflects demand for natural gas trucks - Star-Telegram 11/28/2013 - 10:57 am | View Link
Dust monitoring plan OK'd by city planners - Winona Post Online ... sand dust and diesel fumes. The Planning Commission advised the council to accept an offer from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA... 11/27/2013 - 8:53 am | View Link
WHO agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer LONDON (AP) – Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes ... 06/13/2012 - 2:50 am | View Link
'Diesel fumes cause cancer' Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency has declared, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many ... 06/12/2012 - 8:32 am | View Link
WHO's cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so ... 06/12/2012 - 5:16 am | View Link
WHO’s cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer LONDON (AP) — Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel ... 06/12/2012 - 5:15 am | View Link
WHO's cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from "probable carcinogen" was an important shift. "It's on the same ... 06/12/2012 - 4:59 am | View Link
Our warm and comforting colleagues over at Consumer Reports taste-tested different brands of chicken noodle soup, and came to a conclusion straight out of this site’s comments section: consumers are better off taking fifteen minutes to make their own soup at home. [Consumer Reports]
It’s not every day where you could be risking contracting a contagious disease just by flying from point A to point B. That’s why passengers on a US Airways Express flight from Austin to Phoenix over the weekend were likely a bit concerned when they were reportedly told to get a tuberculosis test on the chance that their fellow flier might’ve had it.
Health officials for Maricopa County say that while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sounded the alarm that resulted in medical personnel removing the man from the plane before it reached the gate, everything is just peachy.
“All of our preliminary tests have come back negative, and after discussions with the CDC it was decided that this man should be allowed to fly,” a spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health told Reuters.
At first no one was officially naming the tuberculosis threat, but passengers had reported being told to get tested for TB after the incident.
The CDC has a “do not board” list of travelers who are contagious, which is supposed to keep them off commercial planes.
MusicBrainz is a free-to-use encyclopedia of music-related metadata (all that information, like artist name, track name, composer, etc.), and like a lot of free-to-use services, it has a commercial tier for companies whose use would put an undue burden on the service. Yesterday, the folks at MusicBrainz sent over a cake to Amazon to remind the online giant that it hasn’t paid a 3-year-old invoice for its commercial use of the service.
The relentless evolution of electronics means that consumers are constantly upgrading to the latest and greatest – but all of those dated flip phones and CRT monitors have to go somewhere. Australian filmmaker David Fedele spent some time in the world’s second largest e-waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana (the largest is in China) to create a film that shows firsthand how awful the electronic graveyard really is.