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Particulate matter, NO2 air pollution associated with increased risk of heart attacks

Particulate matter, NO2 air pollution associated with increased risk of heart attacks

Particulate matter and NO2 air pollution are associated with increased risk of severe heart attacks despite being within European recommended levels, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel), in Belgium. [More]
Weather and pollution affect outcomes after heart attack

Weather and pollution affect outcomes after heart attack

Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Ms Aneta Cislak, research fellow in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia in Zabrze, Poland. [More]
Newly developed oxidation process uses ozone to degrade contaminants in water

Newly developed oxidation process uses ozone to degrade contaminants in water

At the Center for Research and Assistance in Technology and Design of the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ) at the east of Mexico, an oxidation process was developed that uses ozone to degrade contaminants in water that alter the synthesis, transport, action or elimination of natural hormones, responsible for maintain self-regulation of metabolic and reproductive processes in living beings. [More]

Race to meet EU biofuel targets could put human health at risk

The race to meet carbon-neutral biofuel targets could put human health and food crop production at risk unless it is carefully planned, according to new research. [More]
TSO3 obtains purchase orders from the US for STERIZONE sterilization system

TSO3 obtains purchase orders from the US for STERIZONE sterilization system

TSO3 Inc., an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, today announced that the Company has received purchase orders for multiple devices from the US. The orders are the result of the collaborative relationship between Getinge Infection Control, its sales and service provider, and the Company. [More]

Research suggests chlorofluorocarbons are the main culprits behind climate change

The view that human activities are likely responsible for most of the observed increase in global mean temperature ("global warming") since the mid-20th century is probably a correct reflection of current scientific thought. However, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), not carbon dioxide (CO2), are most likely to be the major driver of climate change, according to a forthcoming book authored by Professor Qing-Bin LU, a physicist in the University of Waterloo, Canada. [More]
New nanometer catalyst filter removes 100% of particle substances of cigarette smoke

New nanometer catalyst filter removes 100% of particle substances of cigarette smoke

The research team led by Dr. Jongsoo Jurng and Dr. Gwi-Nam at KIST stated that, "In cooperation with KT&G, KIST has developed a nano-catalyst filter coated with a manganese oxide-based nano-catalyst, which can be used in a smoking room to reduce and purify major harmful substances of cigarette smoke. [More]
New portable system can produce life-saving NO from air by means of electrical spark

New portable system can produce life-saving NO from air by means of electrical spark

Treatment with inhaled nitric oxide (NO) has proven to be life saving in newborns, children and adults with several dangerous conditions, but the availability of the treatment has been limited by the size, weight and complexity of equipment needed to administer the gas and the therapy's high price. [More]
TSO3 forms wholly owned subsidiary to meet US customer requirements

TSO3 forms wholly owned subsidiary to meet US customer requirements

TSO3 Inc., an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, today announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary: TSO3 Corporation, structured under the laws of the State of Delaware, and located in the State of South Carolina, USA. [More]

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland conducts exclusive interview with Drinkable Air

MMP (USA) announces that Worldwide Business with kathy ireland has conducted an exclusive interview with Drinkable Air, America's leading manufacturer of Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG's). [More]
New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds

New PlasmaDerm solution facilitates faster healing of wounds

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. [More]
Asthma Ally app allows patients to connect with allergist's office for assistance

Asthma Ally app allows patients to connect with allergist's office for assistance

The adage, "There's an app for that" is even more true in light of an app that sends an alert to your allergist's office when your asthma may be out of control. [More]

Scientists, agriculture experts explore ways to produce abundant, nutritious with low pollution

Nitrogen fertilizers make it possible to feed more people in the world than ever before. However, too much of it can also harm the environment. [More]
Seal Shield's new Airocide DS air purifier may help eliminate 'Super Bugs' in hospitals

Seal Shield's new Airocide DS air purifier may help eliminate 'Super Bugs' in hospitals

Seal Shield LLC (Jacksonville, FL), today announced the new Airocide DS air purifier. The Airocide DS is a table top or bed side air purification product that uses a unique photocatalytic biocide reactor to eliminate viral, fungal and bacterial pathogens from the air. Developed by NASA, Airocide converts dangerous bacteria, virus and destructive VOC's into harmless water vapor without producing ozone or other harmful byproducts. [More]
TSO3's new STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer to be showcased at AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015

TSO3's new STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer to be showcased at AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015

TSO3 Inc. an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, announced today that it will showcase its new STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer at the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo 2015, held in Denver, Colorado from March 7 to 11, 2015. [More]
'Green' fragranced products may also emit carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants

'Green' fragranced products may also emit carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants

Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering, and the Chair of Sustainable Cities, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, is a world expert on environmental pollutants, air quality, and health effects. [More]
Children exposed to air pollution are at increased risk for brain inflammation, neurodegenerative changes

Children exposed to air pollution are at increased risk for brain inflammation, neurodegenerative changes

City smog lowers children's IQ. This is among findings from a recent University of Montana study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ. [More]
New study heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of APOE ε4 in urban children

New study heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of APOE ε4 in urban children

A new study by researchers at the Universities of Montana, Carleton, and North Carolina, and the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele -- the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease -- upon cognition, olfaction, and metabolic brain indices in healthy urban children and teens. [More]
New NIEHS grants to support independent biomedical research

New NIEHS grants to support independent biomedical research

New grants totaling $3 million will go to six outstanding early-career scientists, bridging a funding gap to independent biomedical research. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, created the award to encourage early stage researchers who want to discover how our environment influences human health. [More]
ODIN project examines food-based solutions to prevent vitamin D deficiency

ODIN project examines food-based solutions to prevent vitamin D deficiency

ODIN is a 4 year collaborative project with partners from all over Europe and one from the USA. The coordinator of the project is UCC and other Irish partners include the Daithi O'Murchu Marine Research Station, UCD, Crème Software Ltd (Dublin) and Monaghan Mushrooms. [More]
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