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WHO: 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, March 27, 2014, In : Global 
25 MARCH 2014 | GENEVA
In new estimates released today, the World Health Organization reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.

New estimates

In particular, the new data reveal a stronger link between both indoor ...

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Peru’s engineers ‘make’ their own drinkable water

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, March 30, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
Peru’s engineers ‘make’ their own drinkable water in response to shortages outside of Lima.

The message emblazoned on a billboard outside the Peruvian capital sounds almost too good to be true: drinkable water for anyone who wants some in this arid village.

Even more intriguingly, the fresh, pure water on offer along a busy road in this dusty town some 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of Lima, has been extracted, as if by magic, from the humid air.

Within the enormous, raised, double-paneled...

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Today: some health tips!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
Here are some health tips, which I fished on the internet and thought they might interest you! 

1) The top 12 anti-asthma foods

2) Top ten health benefits of a good night sleep

3) 7 foods to beat common cold

4) Red fruits and vegetables

5) Top ten sources of vegetable protein



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Vegetables and our body: some "strange coincidences"...

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 

When it comes to which foods can specifically benefit which body parts, science remains surprisingly sketchy. But nature gives us a big clue as to what foods help what part of our body!



Here are some foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas. Remember, these a...

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