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Mystery of kava’s toxicity still unsolved

A major study to find out why kava, a plant used to make dietary supplements and a trendy drink with calming effects, is toxic for some and not for others Continue reading “Mystery of kava’s toxicity still unsolved” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Now, poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas may ease your pain

Researchers in Nigeria have found a natural painkiller from an extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas, which has a mode of action different from conventional analgesics Continue reading “Now, poisonous More...

By BioNews On Friday, May 6th, 2011

Parental exposure to plastic chemical linked to kid’s lower birth weight

A new study has found that parental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)- a chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins – during pregnancy is associated with decreased birth weight of offspring Continue More...

By BioNews On Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Exposure to toxic chemical linked to wheezing in kids

Exposure to Bisphenol A or BPA, a toxic chemical found in many consumer products, during early Continue reading “Exposure to toxic chemical linked to wheezing in kids” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Low IQ linked to pesticide exposure

Pregnant women exposed to high levels of pesticide will have children with lower IQs, say experts. Continue reading “Low IQ linked to pesticide exposure” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system

Traces of mercury found in albatross feathers up to 120 years old have helped determine how much sea Continue reading “Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 18th, 2011

Ban endosulfan: Environmentalists

Ahead of a convention in Switzerland which will deal with endosulfan pesticides, environmental groups Continue reading “Ban endosulfan: Environmentalists” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 7th, 2011

How cigarette smoke affects smokers

Scientists have demonstrated how cigarette smoke produces different ‘metabolites’ or active biological compounds, in individual smokers, compared to non-smokers Continue reading “How cigarette smoke affects More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater heads to US

A pioneering technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater without using chemicals is being used to create safer drinking Continue reading “Technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater More...

By BioNews On Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency

McGill researchers have come up with a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver Continue reading “Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency” »  More...