Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Health News, The Organic Gourmet | Tags: health, Pregnancy, The Organic Gourmet, Wellbeing | Comments Off on NEW Study Suggests Australian Women Ignoring Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
Australian women are not meeting their nutritional requirements during pregnancy despite most believing they are eating the right foods, an Adelaide University study has found.
The study examined the eating habits of 850 pregnant women from across Australia and whether they were following the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Results showed none of the women involved were correctly following the pregnancy nutrition guidelines, but 61 percent mistakenly thought they were.
Several other studies have indicated a lack of health knowledge amongst pregnant women, including drinking alcohol, though the blame doesn’t always lie with the mother. Pregnant women have long been told the zero-tolerance approach to drinking is their best bet, another report highlighting the inconsistencies in information provided to expectant mothers
One study found that up to 80 per cent of women questioned in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom reported drinking alcohol while pregnant :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid, University of Sydney | Tags: Academic Misconduct, Australian Universities, Independent Commission Against Corruption, MyMaster, Plagiarism, smartphone, Social Media News, Student Code of Conduct, university, University of Sydney | Comments Off on University Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams
The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.
The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties ::Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Outside the Box | Tags: Alternative Medicine, Anti Vaccination Movement, Homeopathy, Mythbuster, Sceptic, SciBabe, Yvette d'Entremont | Comments Off on Mythbusting SciBabe Reveals Her Secrets to Debunking Pseudosciences
Yvette d’Entremont — chemist, blogger, and better known on the internet as “SciBabe” — has revealed how her medical history inspired her to debunk myths masquerading as science.
In her most famous stunt, she swallows the entire contents of a bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills – 50 in all – to prove that they do not have any effect.
Alternative medicine is one of her pet subjects for debunking, along with the anti-vaccination movement, anti-genetically modified organisms campaigners and people who promote fake cancer cures.
Scibabe doesn’t deny that some people reckon that alternative medicines like homeopathy work for them, but says they are not based on any form of scientific evidence :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 13th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Health | Tags: Athlete, health, Physiology, Sport, Training | Comments Off on Australian Researchers Throw Cold Water on Athletes Use of Ice Baths
Ice baths are not as effective as an active warm down in soothing athletes’ muscles, Queensland researchers have found.
The researchers have thrown cold water on the use of ice baths to soothe the overworked muscles of athletes.
According to conventional thinking, ice baths reduce inflammation and damage. however a joint study by the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology has found an active warm down is more effective in building muscle mass and strength.
The University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement’s Dr Llion Roberts tracked the progress of 21 men who did strength training two days a week for three months.
Half of them did an active warm down and the rest had a 10 minute ice bath at 10 degrees :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Applied Science, Geology | Tags: British Antarctic Survey, CSIRO, Dasyurus Hallucatus, Eyjafjallajökull-Iceland, Michio Kaku, Monash University, Nishinoshima, Subduction, UNESCO, Volcanic Research, Volcano, Volcanologist | Comments Off on Scientists Discover New Volcanic Eruption Trigger
Scientists say they’ve found a new way to predict when a volcano is about to erupt. Simply; after a measurable pressure drop occurs within a volcano’s internal plumbing, an eruption is likely to follow.
This pressure drop can potentially be used by volcanologists to predict a catastrophic eruption. The researchers say the importance is quite significant, particularly if you are part of a community that lives next door to a volcano, or an airline company mapping flight routes.
The study is hoping to engineer early warning systems so that people can be told with a huge degree of confidence when to get out of the way.
Lead author Dr Janine Kavanagh from the University of Liverpool said with more than 600 million people worldwide living near a volcano at risk of eruptive activity, it is more important than ever that triggering mechanisms are made more accurate. This previously unrecognised trigger could also alleviate the “headache” volcanic eruptions cause civil aviation by providing early and accurate warnings to authorities when they should divert aircraft.
“There is also a strong economic incentive to understand the causes of volcanic activity as demonstrated in 2010 by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, causing air-traffic disruption across Europe for more than a month, and an estimated $A2.5 billion loss in revenue to the airline industry :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 5th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler Science News, Ecology | Tags: biological-diversity, biology, Climate Change, environment, evolution, forests, Genetics, indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander | Comments Off on Scientific World Stunned at Accuracy of Australian Aboriginal Legend
The scientific community is stunned by research which backs an Australian Aboriginal legend on how coastal palm trees got to Central Australia. Tasmanian ecologist Professor David Bowman did DNA tests on palm seeds from the outback, and his conclusion is startling :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 29th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Favorite New Thought, NASA | Tags: Baikonur Cosmodrome, International Space Station, ISS, NASA, Russian Soyuz, Soyuz-TMA16M | Comments Off on Soyuz Spacecraft Launches For Year-long Mission With Russian, US Team Onboard
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule, Russian mission control says.
The Soyuz-TMA16M spacecraft took off from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is headed for the International Space Station :: Read the full article »»»»