18 May '11, 11am

RealClimate: Health on a Changing Planet: RealClimate: by Jim and Rasmus In the big, wide-ranging world of globa...

RealClimate: Health on a Changing Planet: RealClimate: by Jim and Rasmus In the big, wide-ranging world of globa...

Relatedly, the book returns at several points to the general concept of cumulative effects. This first appears in a discussion of how ecologist Richard Levins of the Harvard School of Public Health influenced Epstein’s thinking on public health. It shows up later in discussions of the similar ways that plant and human pathogens’ virulence depend on the base health state of their hosts. This leads directly into a discussion of the spread of soybean rust throughout the world in the late 20th century, with its potential to greatly reduce yields and hence affect human food supplies. The idea returns yet later in discussions of the ongoing, multiple health stresses experienced by the rural poor in Honduras, making them less able to handle the effects of any additional stresses, such as those resulting from environmental disasters like Hurricane Mitch in 1998. This latter case s...

Full article: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2011/05/a-c...

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Array of flame retardants found in baby car seats, changing pads, other items

Array of flame retardants found in baby car sea...

environmentalhealthnews.org 17 May '11, 11pm

Eighty percent of cushions used in car seats, portable cribs and other baby furnishings contain chemical flame retardants ...

What Your Teeth Say About Your Health

What Your Teeth Say About Your Health

planetgreen.discovery.com 12 May '11, 2pm

Research has shown that there is an association between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions, su...

Heart Health Improved By High Fat Diet (Is This For Real ...: A high fat diet = heart disease, right? Wrong. For...

Heart Health Improved By High Fat Diet (Is This...

planetgreen.discovery.com 12 May '11, 1pm

A high fat diet = heart disease, right? Wrong. For years we’ve thought the key to improved heart health was a reduction in...

More retailers stop use of BPA -- @YumBrands an...

sustainablebusiness.com 17 May '11, 2pm

Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) (owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) and Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) are discontinuing the use o...

Is Food Packaging Affecting Your Health?: Is Fo...

organicconsumers.org 22 May '11, 2am

Most of us are genuinely trying to do our best to be healthy -- we buy organic food, try to drink filtered water, include ...

chi gong - Health & Wellness - Newly Submitted ...

care2.com 15 May '11, 6pm

New stories submitted by Care2 members. Most Noted will be promoted to the Front Page . Newly Submitted Health & Wellness ...

A Farm Bill to improve our health: And as it stands today, it “makes unhealthy foods cheap, and healthy foods ex...

A Farm Bill to improve our health: And as it st...

care2.com 15 May '11, 8pm

“We need to get the Farm Bill renamed the Food and Farm Bill!” claimed Andrew Weil, M.D. , the celebrity integrative medic...

Farming Shrimp With the Planet in Mind

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 14 May '11, 11am

7:41 a.m. | Updated Here’s a shout-out to the amazing team of Pace University graduate and undergraduate students who, led...