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2012-04-11 02:25:02

ANDOVER, Mass., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) sparks a discussion around what the future of health care should look like at TEDMED 2012, an annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders of all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and human achievement in health and medicine. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-04-04 20:48:25

The first real-world, head-to-head comparison of "improved cookstoves" (ICs) and traditional mud stoves has found that some ICs may at times emit more of the worrisome "black carbon," or soot, particles that are linked to serious health and environmental concerns than traditional mud stoves or open-cook fires. The report, which raises concerns about the leading hope as a clean cooking technology in the developing world, appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science &Technology....

2011-11-28 17:35:18

For many people in the developing world getting enough food to eat is a persistent challenge. However the challenge does not stop there. A new issue of the international journal Energy Policy details the human and environmental cost of cooking food using the only energy source available to many people, woody biomass.  The Special Issue explores the type of decision frameworks that are needed to guide policy development for clean cooking fuels and to ensure that the provision of clean...

2011-11-11 14:23:26

NIH-funded study shows 30 percent decline in severe cases Cooking stoves with chimneys can lower exposure to indoor wood smoke and reduce the rate of severe pneumonia by 30 percent in children less than 18 months of age, according to a new air pollution study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study in the Nov. 10 issue of The Lancet showed that rates of severe childhood pneumonia were significantly...

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2011-11-11 05:54:44

Two new studies led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers spotlight the human health effects of exposure to smoke from open fires and dirty cookstoves, the primary source of cooking and heating for 43 percent, or some 3 billion members, of the world´s population. Women and young children in poverty are particularly vulnerable. In the first study, the researchers found a dramatic one-third reduction in severe pneumonia diagnoses among children in homes with smoke-reducing...

2011-10-26 11:00:00

Approximately 3 Billion People Rely on Polluting, Solid Biomass to Fuel Cooking Needs, According to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 The birth of the planetâs 7 billionth person this month is a milestone that underscores the life-saving mission of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. About 3 billion people rely on coal or solid biomass such as wood, dung or charcoal to cook their food each day, and the Alliance is working to...

2011-10-13 20:47:16

International effort could reduce death toll, deforestation, NIH scientists say An international effort to replace smoky, inefficient household stoves that people commonly use in lower and middle income countries with clean, affordable, fuel efficient stoves could save nearly 2 million lives each year, according to experts from the National Institutes of Health. In a commentary in Science, the NIH scientists noted that indoor air pollution from such inefficient stoves affects about 3...

2011-09-28 19:38:07

Scientists hope to find the safest and most energy-efficient way for earthquake survivors to cook. The developers of the fuel-efficient Berkeley-Darfur Stove for refugee camps in central Africa are at it once again, this time evaluating inexpensive metal cookstoves for the displaced survivors of last year´s deadly earthquake in Haiti. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have teamed up with students from the...

2011-07-08 14:22:53

An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people "” especially women "” to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which can cause premature death and lung disease. In a study just published online in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have associated indoor air pollution with increased blood pressure among older...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Roberts will serve as "Global Ambassador" for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and discuss cookstoves with Secretary of State Clinton in her "Extraordinary Moms" special airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday, May 7 from 8"“9:30 p.m. (EDT/PDT) Washington (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves today announced that Academy Award winning actor Julia Roberts will serve as Global Ambassador, helping to bring attention to one of the most urgent health...