To lower blood pressure, eating potassium-rich foods is as important as reducing salt intake

In California, University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine researchers reported that eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas and...

Study says consuming no alcohol minimizes your health risk

In Washington, a new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. “The health risks associated with alcohol are massive,” said...

LiDAR uncovers previously unknown Maya expanse

In New York, archaeologists from the U.S., Europe, and Guatemala collaborated in a LiDAR survey of the jungles of northern Guatemala to map the...

Blue scorpion venom and plant-based phytonutrients combine to inhibit cancer growth

In Maryland, PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced an all-natural cancer cocktail combining Blue Scorpion Venom Chlorotoxin with plant-based phytonutrients. Preliminary testing has shown inhibition against certain cancer...

Eco-friendly cleaning brand taps Braskem bioplastic for detergent bottles

Natural cleaning products brand Seventh Generation is using biobased polyethylene produced by Braskem in its 100-oz laundry detergent bottles. The bottles are now 80%...

Precision farming data offers archaeologists new insights

In the United Kingdom, a University of Bristol study suggests that developments in precision farming could yield data of great use to archaeological research,...

Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they capture

In Massachusetts, a new, cutting-edge approach to measuring changes in aboveground forest carbon density has helped scientists determine that widespread deforestation, degradation and disturbance...

Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish reduces childhood asthma symptoms

In Australia, a clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a...

Drones Not Going Anywhere But Up for PrecisionAg Farmers

In Washington, Dr. Lav Khot is working on several drone projects to help farmers with their precision ag methods. He is using drone thermal...

Plant-based chemotherapy complex kills cancer cells

In Washington, D.C., researchers led by Dr. Nicole Steinmetz at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland demonstrated that a complex consisting of tobacco...

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