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Trevor Hancock: Sustainable development benefits our health

There is a strong case that in order to be healthy, communities need to be ecologically sustainable. Many of the actions that could be taken to make communities and societies more sustainable have what we call health co-benefits.

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Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Researchers tested for resistance to 10 antibiotics among cattle and 18 wildlife species to explore key attributes and behaviors that may increase exposure and allow resistance to move among humans, animals, and ecosystems.

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Researchers quantify nature's role in human well-being

The benefits people reap from nature - or the harm they can suffer from natural disasters - can seem as obvious as an earthquake. Yet putting numbers to changes in those ecosystem services and how human well-being is affected has fallen short, until now.

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How bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies keep humans healthy

Pollinators contribute $24 billion to the US economy – some estimates say $250 billion globally. These animals – bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and even some lizards and mammals—contribute to the agricultural system by spreading pollen to different plants so they can reproduce. And now, scienc ...

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A tale of three mosquitoes: how a warming world could spread disease

As the world warms, animals and plants will shift their ranges to keep pace with their favoured climate. While the changing distributions of species can tell us how climate change is affecting the natural world, it may also have a direct impact on us.

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Human-wrought environmental changes impacting crops and pollinators could harm health of millions

Boston, MA ─ Changing environmental conditions around the globe caused by human activity could negatively impact the health of millions of people by altering the amount and quality of key crops, according to two new studies from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Human-wrought environmental changes impacting crops and pollinators could harm health of millions

One study found that decreasing numbers of food pollinators such as bees—falling in part due to pesticide use and destruction of habitats—could lead to declines in nutrient-rich crops that have been linked with staving off disease. A second study found that increasing levels of atmospheric carbo ...

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Disease Risk May be Combated by Biodiversity in Humans and Plants

Biodiversity may be key for reducing disease and crop pests. As infectious diseases increase worldwide, it's important to find out what may reduce instances of these diseases and now, scientists may have figured out one way.

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Report: Loss of biodiversity impacts human health

The main driver of a healthy community is a well-functioning ecosystem according to a new state of knowledge review by the Convention on Biological Diversity and World Health Organization released at a panel on health and nature in Brussels at Green Week 2015 Europe's biggest annual conference o ...

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Chimp sanctuary’s ebola relief

Sierra Leone – In the rising afternoon humidity 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to ebola.

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Amazonian tribe study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing

(Reuters) - Everyone's body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. But modern diets, antibiotics and hygiene seem to be reducing the range of microbes occupying our anatomy.

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Western guts have lower bacterial diversity

Our western lifestyle, hygiene and diet may reduce the diversity of important gut bacteria, a new study shows. Scientists analysed the faecal bacteria of people living in the United States and rural Papua New Guinea, and found that Papua New Guineans had a greater number of different gut bacteri ...

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New Report Connects Human Health to Biodiversity Protection

During February, the 14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India, revealed a new “ground-breaking” report entitled, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, which demonstrates human health benefits yielded from protecting Earth’s biodiversity

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Advance of resistant malaria 'poses serious global threat'

Researchers who found resistant malaria in samples from Myanmar say it is moving at an alarming pace across Asia.

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Biodiversity may reduce the threat of disease

Biodiversity level changes can have consequences for species and habitats around the world.

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Ebola animal to human transmission linked to population density and habitat degradation

An apparent link has been established between human population density and vegetation cover and the spread of the Ebola virus from animal hosts to humans.

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The threat of traditional medicine: China's boom may mean doom for turtles

For thousands of years turtles have been used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments and diseases. Originally published in the journal Radiata and recently republished HerpDigest David S. Lee and Liao Shi Kun write, “[In Chinese culture] turtles are symbolic of long ...

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Organic food has more antioxidants and less toxic metals, study finds

Study suggests switching to organic fruit and veg equivalent to adding one or two portions a day – but findings are controversial

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The human cost of China's untold soil pollution problem

Rapid industrialisation has left a legacy of soil pollution that is damaging health and livelihoods in villages across China, reports Chinaidalogue

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Autism Risk Higher Near Pesticide-Treated Fields

Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to develop autism, according to new research

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New Health Threats Come with Ice Melt in the Arctic

Strong winds fractured a sheet of melting ice near Barrow, Alaska, one April afternoon, cutting a three-man whaling crew adrift in the Arctic Ocean.

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Chikungunya continues to spread in Caribbean, could threaten tourism industry

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --A debilitating virus called Chikungunya is continuing to infect thousands throughout the islands of the Caribbean. And health officials expect it to make its way to the United States sooner rather than later given the high tourism traffic between the regions.

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Genetic yacht lab maps sea life off Florida looking for cures

(Reuters) - A team of scientists has begun collecting the genomes of sea creatures off the Florida coast in the hopes that unmapped species, some of which have the capacity to reverse disease and injury in themselves, may hold the key to new treatments for humans.

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Rise in malaria forecast for tropical highlands

[SANTIAGO] More people may contract malaria in the tropical highlands of Africa, Asia and South America as global warming makes the climate in these areas more suitable for the disease’s transmission, according to a study.

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Public health warning as cat parasite spreads to Arctic beluga whales

Whalemeat presents possible danger to humans as Toxoplasma gondii, which can lead to blindness, spreads to thawing region

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How animals can help us understand disease

For all the weird and wonderful diversity of the animal kingdom, at the genetic level many species have a surprising level of similarity.

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Environmental degradation leads to public health crises

A "systematic and comprehensive" approach is needed to understand the impact of human behavior on the world's public health, according to a new report.

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Surge in animal-human diseases calls for more holistic approach to health, UN reports

16 December 2013 – About 70 per cent of new diseases infecting humans in recent decades have come from animals, the United Nations food agency today reported, warning that it is getting easier for diseases jump species and spread as the population, agriculture and food-supply chains grow.

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Drug potential from Great Barrier Reef sea sponges ready for commercial development

Expressions of interest are being invited to develop a class of chemical compounds produced by three species of Australian sea sponges, including one species from the Great Barrier Reef, as new drugs to treat conditions such as cancer and bone disease.

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Bat Health Critical To Human Health

NEW YORK -- A projected image of baby bats swaddled in blankets earned a collective "awww" from the audience. It apparently came as a welcome reprieve from videos that featured bats being butchered for food and defecating into a popular drink, and stories of how bats may spread lethal disease.

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Land of Lemurs and Other Strange Things

Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the impact of human land development on biodiversity and how it could potentially spread infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people. Cara will focus on bubonic plague in small mammals and henipaviruses and lyssaviruses (two ...

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Bird study in China key to eco-health

A Monash University ecologist is assisting in an international study into birdlife in an environmentally threatened area of China.

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Michael Pollan on the Links Between Biodiversity and Health

Author Michael Pollan has often written about people’s relationship to the natural world. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about researching his latest book and what he learned about the connections between ecology and human health.

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Determining How Nature’s Benefits Link To Human Well-being

What people take from nature – water, food, timber, inspiration, relaxation – are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Until you try to quantitatively understand how and to what extent they contribute to humans.

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A Sustainable Future Relies on US-China Collaboration

The world is sitting on a consumption time bomb -- more consumers, higher consumption, and more material intensity, coupled with diminishing supplies of natural capital, add up to a planet that is dangerously overspent and veering towards ecological bankruptcy in the not-too-distant future. Chin ...

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Preserving Memory

Apr. 29, 2013 — A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study suggests that the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes consuming foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, chicken and salad dressing, and avoiding saturated fats, meat and dairy foods, may be linked to preserving memo ...

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Forest conservation could reduce malaria transmission

[SANTIAGO] Preserving the biodiversity of tropical forests could have the added benefit of cutting the spread of malaria, according to a new study.

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Researchers digest how gut 'bugs' affect health

Angela Douglas, professor of insect physiology and toxicology, is investigating the importance of the gut microbiota for human health by studying bacteria in fruit flies. Credit: Lindsay France/University Photography

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Green cities mean healthier people

Australians will be happier, safer and healthier if they look after the nature spots in their cities, according to new research led by The University of Queensland.

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Quand préserver la biodiversité permet de protéger notre santé

Barrière contre les épidémies, source de précieux médicaments et aide psychologique pour les malades ou même les bien portants: la diversité de la nature est la meilleure garante de notre santé, clament des médecins, vétérinaires et chercheurs dans un ouvrage qui paraît vendredi.

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Scientists race to gauge pandemic risk of new bird flu

(Reuters) - Genetic sequence data on a deadly strain of bird flu previously unknown in people show the virus has already acquired some mutations that might make it more likely to cause a human pandemic, scientists say.

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Climate change to worsen diarrhoea in Africa

A new study finds that climate drives a large part of African diarrhoeal disease and increases the threat to vulnerable communities.

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Biodiversity Does Not Reduce Transmission of Disease from Animals to Humans, Researchers Find

More than three quarters of new, emerging or re-emerging human diseases are caused by pathogens from animals, according to the World Health Organization.

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Study reveals economic burden of Chagas disease

Chagas disease is a global economic burden that costs countries more than other prominent diseases, according to the first study to put a price tag on the deadly disease.

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How the View From Apartment Windows Affects Your Health and Well-being

When temperatures keep my young sons and me from heading outside, we get our nature fix by looking through their bedroom window. Outside a scraggly tree-of-heaven, a weed native to Asia and common in vacant lots in New York City, presses up against the glass of our fourth floor Brooklyn apartmen ...

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Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future

Nairobi, 21 February 2012 - Africa’s leaders should put implementing environment and health issues at the top of their national and continent-wide policies if growing challenges such as air pollution, vector-borne diseases and chemical exposure are to be addressed, according to a new report comp ...

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A Solution to Sinusitis from the Sea

Feb. 18, 2013 — A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis.

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Antibiotics search to focus on sea bed

Researchers are embarking on an £8m project to discover new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean.

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Amphibian Biodiversity Makes Entire Ecosystem More Robust

A new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder shows that the richer the biodiversity of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that ecosystem has against parasitic infections.

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Diverse Ecosystems Show Clue to Human Disease Prevention

The richer the ecosystem, the more protection there is against disease, according to a study that found a variety of frogs, toads or salamanders dwelling in a pond together made a healthier environment for all amphibians.

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