Traffic emissions impair air quality and cause health risks especially in Helsinki, busy street the gap.Although congestion charges popularity is the Helsingin sanomat gallup, according to the bill, they would be the most effective way to improve air quality, city of Helsinki environment centre information.long-term exposure increases respiratory, cardiovascular and circulatory diseases as well as mortality.the city of Helsinki environment centre, especially children, asthmatics and the elderly the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are sensitive to air pollution."the congestion charge has been found to studies the most effective way to orient the movement of more sustainable modes i.e. walking, cycling and public transport.Nikunen refers to the last day of media in the emerging debate on the charges.
Miners dug hundreds, even thousands, of feet into the ground here, extracting one of humanity's most treasured minerals: salt.They've since left the mine, having extracted its treasures, but they left behind an incredible patchwork of passages as tall as cathedrals.Proponents claim the salt keeps the air inside the mines free of allergens, and low in bacteria.Nearly 1,400 feet underground, the potassium and stone salt mine near the town of Soligorsk, south of Minsk, in Belarus is a popular destination for medical treatments.The Republican Clinic of Speleotherapy says more than 7,000 children and adults go to the mine each year to relieve their respiratory illnesses.The US Food and Drug Administration has approved medications called mucolytics that can thin the mucus in the lungs in a similar way.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy, or three-parent IVF, is an effort to eliminate rare mitochondrial diseases in embryos, which can damage the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and respiratory systems.Unfortunately, inherited defects in mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe or even fatal results, and it happens in about one in every 5,000 births.Despite the controversial nature of the procedure, the U.K. approved the practice two years ago, and the U.S. is on the verge of giving it the okay.It s worth pointing out that Egli s experiment was conducted on embryonic stem cells, and not in real world conditions.As reproductive biologist Mary Herbert pointed out in Nature News, levels of mutant mitochondria fluctuate wildly in stem cells.The U.K. s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority HEFA took note of the new study, and said it will wait for further experiments before approving the first mitochondrial replacement in humans.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy, or three-parent IVF, is an effort to eliminate rare mitochondrial diseases in embryos, which can damage the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and respiratory systems.Unfortunately, inherited defects in mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe or even fatal results, and it happens in about one in every 5,000 births.Despite the controversial nature of the procedure, the UK approved the practice two years ago, and the US is on the verge of giving it the okay.It s worth pointing out that Egli s experiment was conducted on embryonic stem cells, and not in real world conditions.As reproductive biologist Mary Herbert pointed out in Nature News, levels of mutant mitochondria fluctuate wildly in stem cells.The UK s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority HEFA took note of the new study, and said it will wait for further experiments before approving the first mitochondrial replacement in humans.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy, or three-parent IVF, is an effort to eliminate rare mitochondrial diseases in embryos, which can damage the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, and respiratory systems.Unfortunately, inherited defects in mitochondrial DNA can lead to severe or even fatal results, and it happens in about one in every 5,000 births.Despite the controversial nature of the procedure, the UK approved the practice two years ago, and the US is on the verge of giving it the okay.It s worth pointing out that Egli s experiment was conducted on embryonic stem cells, and not in real world conditions.As reproductive biologist Mary Herbert pointed out in Nature News, levels of mutant mitochondria fluctuate wildly in stem cells.The UK s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority HEFA took note of the new study, and said it will wait for further experiments before approving the first mitochondrial replacement in humans.
'There s no substitute for good old-fashioned reference checking,' one analyst insistsSaasGenius will offer user reviews to help guide buyers of cloud software.We all now rely heavily on websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor in our personal lives -- these sites feature trusted reviews to help us make quick, easy purchase decisions," said Tom Gorski, cofounder and CEO at the firm.Ombud is another example, and Rob Enderle, principal analyst with Enderle Group, is on its advisory board."Even if you get an accurate review, this class of product requires a lot of support and integration, which means the reviewer's experience likely will not match your own.""But you ll seldom hear a reviewer blame himself for the problem."It's common to neglect that step, but "in my experience, there is no better way to do your due diligence," he added.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at a Phoenix hospital, according to a press release from family spokesperson Bob Gunnell.He was 74 years old.Ali was hospitalized yesterday with a respiratory issue, and his family released a short statement earlier this afternoon, acknowledging the hospitalization and stating that his condition at the time was fair.Born Cassius Clay on Jan. 17, 1942, Ali was the first man to win the heavyweight world championship three times.He was banned for three years in the late 1960s for refusing to enter the armed forces, but he returned to the sport and won the Rumble in the Jungle and the Thrilla in Manila.Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, Ali ended up as famous for his anti-war speeches and anti-establishment politics as as for his boxing achievements.
An American icon is no longer with us; Muhammad Ali died Friday night in Arizona at the age of 74.He first rose to prominence as a boxer in the 1960s, and later was a gentle but forceful defender of human rights and equality, never afraid to speak up and stand for his beliefs.Long time Ali family spokesperson Bob Gunnell released a statement: After a 32-year battle with Parkinson s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74.Athletes, entertainers, politicians, and world leaders spoke about this man who charmed so many with his humor and his poetry, while risking prison and forfeiting his title for his beliefs.—President Obama RIPMuhammadAli— Barack Obama @BarackObama June 4, 2016In a ceremony on Saturday in Kentucky, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, said Ali lived a life so big and bold, it s hard to believe that any one man could do everything he did, could be all the things that he became in the course of just one lifetime.https://t.co/wEEXSxvBBr pic.twitter.com/GL39RThMxk— Mayor Greg Fischer @louisvillemayor June 4, 2016As CNN recounted from Ali s book, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life s Journey, Ali said he wanted to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous, and who treated everyone right.
Heartwarming pictures show an injured and sick owl hugging the man who helped nurse her back to health.Wild at Heart Rescue Founder and Director Missy Dubuisson told FoxNews.com that the great horned owl, dubbed GiGi, was brought to the center in late May.The bird was suffering from a severe concussion, a crop infection, possibly caused by eating rotten food, as well as a respiratory infection.The wonderful photos show Gigi hugging Douglas Pojecky, a U.S. Navy veteran who is the center s main caregiver for birds of prey.In one photo the caregiver is seen calming the bird.The owl is great, she s back in the woods, Dubuisson added.
Joan Costa - CSICResearchers in Spain have created the world s first child exoskeleton which will enable children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy to walk, in some cases for the first time.Our model includes intelligent joints which alter the brace s rigidity automatically and adapt to the symptoms of each individual child at whenever required, explains Elena Garcia, from the Automatics and Robotics Centre, a CSIC/Politechnic University of Madrid.Type 2 is usually diagnosed between 7-18 months of life and children who show these symptoms are never able to walk thus leading to a serious decline in their health.As a result their life expectancy is seriously affected by the lack of mobility meaning that any respiratory infection can become critical to any child over two.By using this exoskeleton, Garcia and her team hope to avoid the onset of these symptoms which normally would have been unavoidable due to the child being unable to stand upright or walk.Joan Costa - CSICExoskeletons already exist for adults by either helping them walk or through allowing them to perform tasks that require near-superhuman strength.
So if you re not getting the doctor-recommended amount of shuteye on a daily basis, you d better hope that the rest you are enjoying is of the best quality possible.This sleep tracker promises to keep tabs on your sleeping patterns by logging heart rate, respiratory rate, and other vital signs, and then using the data to help ensure better nights of sleep.Once FitSleep has determined which waves the user s body best interacts with, the device narrows its wave range to a specific frequency, lulling the user to sleep with modulated alpha waves.Our goal is to not only help you learn more about your sleep, said FitSleep creator Xuan Yao, but give you the tools to achieve an easier and healthier night s sleep.Like most of these devices, FitSleep claims to become increasingly accurate with frequency of use.And as it compiles more and more data on your sleeping habits, it s able to improve your quality of rest.
Some places are tough to visit because of environmental factors, like air pollution, but that doesn t have to stop you from crossing a city off your bucket list.Here s what you can do to protect yourself while still enjoying your destination.You probably already know some good things to do, such as planning indoor activities to stay out of the smog, like visiting museums, or seeking out green spaces and parks for some fresh air, but here are a few additional, less-obvious tips to stay healthy during your trip:Wear a mask that is rated N90 or above.Stay indoors if particulate matter ratings is higher than 2.5.Wash your face, including inside your nose, and brush off your clothes maybe in the hotel hallway to remove dirt and other pollutants as soon as you get back to where you re staying.Take a shower if you like, to get them out of your hair or off of your skin as wellSome of these may seem overboard, but if you have a respiratory illness, allergies, or asthma, or you re just sensitive to air quality or just want to keep from getting sick, these small efforts can help.
View photosMoreChildren walk out from the Beijing No.A statement on the Education Ministry's website said nationwide inspections by environmental and consumer protection departments have been ordered over the summer school break.Any track found to be unsafe must be removed, the statement said, while construction of new tracks will be suspended until contractors can be properly vetted to ensure they meet industry standards.Tracks made from recycled tires and other industrial waste are believed to have caused dizzyness, nosebleeds and respiratory problems among students in Beijing and several outlying provinces.One Beijing school has already begun tearing up its track after students fell ill during a stretch of particularly hot weather.China has suffered recurrent consumer safety scandals over recent years, prompting public outrage and driving a market for imported baby formula, cosmetics and other products.
To lower the amount of deaths, French startup Arioneo plans to launch the Equimètre, a wearable that can track the horse s heart-rate, respiratory rate, and temperature, alongside speed and acceleration.See Also: Over a third of households may own wearables next yearOnce the wearable has compiled enough information, it will send it to a connected smartphone or tablet.Arioneo creates reports for jockeys and horse owners to evaluate the horse, if it s race ready, and any issues that could turn up in the future.That will be difficult, considering the amount of money involved in every horse race and the lack of interest from owners and organizers in the past, in regards to horse s welfare.Horseracing may still not be the horse s favorite thing to doWhile the wearable looks at the physical side of horseracing, several activists against the sport have raised issues with horse s mental health, if it is over-raced or has been in an accident before.The severe lack of consideration for horse s health or welfare continues to be a black mark on horseracing in general for many people, but we doubt organizers are that concerned, considering horserace gambling continues to grow worldwide.
Volkswagen and the US Federal Government reached a partial agreement regarding the emissions cheating diesel vehicles."Just as importantly, consumers who were cheated by Volkswagen's deceptive advertising campaign will be able to get full and fair compensation, not only for the lost or diminished value of their car but also for the other harms that VW caused them."Now, before too many dollar signs start popping out of people's eyeballs, the settlement must be approved by the court system which it should be and won't be absolutely finalized until at least October 2016, on the 'early' side.The Environmental Protection Agency EPA and the California Air Resources Board CARB agreed to a $2.7 billion over a three-year period into an environmental trust to remediate damage done by excessive nitrogen dioxide.This settlement marks a major milestone in the Dieselgate scandal which started in September 2015 when a study found that VW diesel vehicles were equipped with emissions-defeating software which could tell when an emissions testing device was hooked up and change emissions output only for the test.Nitrogen dioxide creates harmful smog and soot which can result in exposure-based respiratory and cardiovascular health issues, and even a premature death with extreme exposure.
Celebrations along Florida s Treasure Coast were decidedly muted yesterday, thanks to a putrid, toxic algae bloom that continues to fester days after Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency.Described as rancid and guacamole-thick, one of the worst algae blooms in recent memory has spread across coastlines and seaside inlets in Florida s Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Lee Counties, filling the air with a foul stench.Residents, who are complaining of headaches and respiratory problems and have been seen sporting breathing masks, are being advised to stay out of the sludgy water, as if they needed help figuring that one out.The nightmare traces its origins to nearby Lake Okeechobee, where the US Army Corps of Engineers recently began a controlled discharge to prevent excessive flooding.The lake water, laden with agricultural pollutants from farms to the north, causes bright green algae to flourish as it flows downstream.Residents are understandably upset about the Army Corp s actions, but the situation is complex and mired in South Florida politics.
Image: Greg Lovett/Palm Beach Post via APFourth of July celebrations along Florida s Treasure Coast were decidedly muted yesterday, thanks to a putrid, toxic algae bloom that continues to fester days after Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency.Described as rancid and guacamole-thick, one of the worst algae blooms in recent memory has spread across coastlines and seaside inlets in Florida s Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Lee Counties, filling the air with a foul stench.Residents, who are complaining of headaches and respiratory problems and have been seen sporting breathing masks, are being advised to stay out of the sludgy water, as if they needed help figuring that one out.The nightmare traces its origins to nearby Lake Okeechobee, where the US Army Corps of Engineers recently began a controlled discharge to prevent excessive flooding.The lake water, laden with agricultural pollutants from farms to the north, causes bright green algae to flourish as it flows downstream.
MoreA man uses an inhaler at his house in Beijing, China November 2, 2014.Drugmakers believe giving patients and doctors the ability to check inhaler use in this way could be a big help in proving the value of their medicines to governments and insurers, though they need to tread carefully on data privacy.Usmani envisages a future of high-tech inhalers that not only record doses but also use gyroscopic and acoustic sensors to check medicine flow, while monitoring the environment for allergens such as pollen.It is an idea big drug companies have embraced enthusiastically, in the knowledge that they need to find new ways to sell their products as cheap generics undercut long-established brands."Today, there is really no major respiratory pharma company that doesn't have a programme to add connectivity to their inhaled medicines."The field is now at an inflection point.
In theory, smartphones are some of the most fitness-friendly tech, because they re portable and can be used while walking, running, or working out.In practice, smartphones are probably at least partially responsible for the rise of obesity in the U.S. Studies even show that phone usage is linked to lack of cardio respiratory fitness, i.e.the more you use your phone, the less likely you are to be in shape.Face it: Your smartphone is not a good workout buddy if anything, it s an enabler .Forget distracted walking, distracted eating is the real problem.You can order food in seconds
Tom Merton via Getty ImagesScientists have unearthed an unusual way of curbing the effects of asthma in a groundbreaking study that challenges our understanding of the disease.Researchers at the University of Southampton have identified a gene, ADAM33, that appears to be linked to the life-threatening illness.The gene creates an enzyme that attaches to cells in the airway muscles.If the enzyme loses its hold on cells surfaces, it tends to cause poor lung function in people with asthma.The features of asthma include airway remodelling – the formation of extra muscle and blood vessels surrounding airways – twitchiness and inflammation.
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