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2012-02-08 23:52:55

Risks related to the critical nature of arsenic – used to make high-speed computer chips that contain gallium arsenide – outstrip those of other substances in a group of critical materials needed to sustain modern technology, a new study has found. Scientists evaluated the relative criticality of arsenic and five related metals in a report in the ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. T. E. Graedel, E. M. Harper, N. Nassar and colleagues explain that five metals...

2011-12-20 12:56:45

High bodily levels of the trace elements nickel and selenium may lower the risk of developing the most common type of pancreatic cancer, finds research published online in Gut. Similarly, high levels of lead, arsenic, and cadmium could boost the likelihood of developing the disease, the study shows. The researchers assessed 12 trace element levels in the toenails of 118 patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer–the most common form of the disease–and just under 400 hospital...

2011-12-13 11:23:11

Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry. The Duke University team that conducted the study said it provides new evidence of the cumulative effects multiple mountaintop mining permits can have in a river network. "Our analysis of water samples from 23 sites along West Virginia's Upper Mud River and its tributaries shows that salinity and...

2011-10-31 10:00:00

Feature Improvements and Bug Fix Release CAMPBELL, California, USA (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 PushToTestâ“ž¢, the 10-year-old Open Source Test (OST) company, announced today the immediate availability of TestMakerâ“ž¢ 6.1, the latest version of its next generation web application, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA,) Business Process Management (BPM) testing platform. TestMaker 6.1 is ideal for testing applications with Rich Internet...

2011-10-13 05:32:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Guys, before you take that daily supplement, read this!  According to a new study, men who were randomized to receive daily supplementation with vitamin E had a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer. Lifetime risk of prostate cancer in the United States is currently estimated to be 16 percent. Although most cases are found at an early, curable stage, treatment is costly and urinary, sexual, and bowel-related adverse effects are common. The...

Prolonged Use Of Vitamin E Ups Prostate Cancer Risk
2011-10-12 09:04:04

New evidence that taking vitamin E supplements can be risky to your health adds to the concerns that doctors have that many people may be overusing vitamins and other supplements. A new study that followed up on men who took high doses of vitamin E for around five years found they had a slightly increased risk of developing prostate cancer -- even after they had stopped taking the pills. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed more than...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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