Do you use your cell phone as an alarm clock, sleeping with it close to your head? Do you type on your laptop all day, with the device laid out directly on your, well, lap? Many people nowadays walk around … Read the rest
The US government has charged four cancer charities with misusing more than $187m in donations, with two agreeing to be dissolved and two fighting the allegations, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
The FTC, 50 states and the District … Read the rest
Shale gas exploration, currently planned in the Karoo, won’t only negatively affect the environment and water resources in that region, but could pose significant health risks to surrounding communities, a Cape Town academic has warned.
These include cancer and the … Read the rest
Scientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn’t afraid to talk up … Read the rest
KwaZulu-Natal – SA’s top water research body has warned the government to think carefully about the serious risk of water pollution from cancer-causing chemicals and radioactive compounds from future underground “fracking” operations across huge swathes of the country.
Public hospitals are the lifeline of most South Africans, with 41 million people dependent on the public health system. Of the 50 million people in South Africa , only about eight million are covered by medical insurance . Yet poor … Read the rest