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Is Population Control The Answer To Stopping Climate Change?

Population control was not discussed in the Paris Climate Talks although it seems to be the obvious answer to all our problems. Environmentalists have, for many years, forecast a dystopia future if the earth is overpopulated. So what are the factors that make population control unfavourable? A more crowded Earth? In the 1950s, the …

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What does COP21 mean for your wardrobe?

The discussions taking place at COP21 have created an atmosphere of high expectation. However it can be hard to imagine what, at the end of the 2 week long discussion, will be the impact on me, myself and I? Knowing the fashion industry is the world’s second most polluting industry second …

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Climate Change? Yes, We Care!

On November 29th hundreds of thousands of people joined “The People’s Climate March” in cities across the world to call for decisive action against global warming at the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris. More than 600,000 people have taken to the streets in 175 countries around the world to call for …

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The Paris Climate Talks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

New Year’s resolutions are typically about self-delusion and politicians have taken up climate change as their goal. Like a lot of us, they say “this time is for real” and “this time is different”. As we are approaching the Paris Climate Conference, everyone is anticipating a deal that will put …

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International Coffee Day: What else?

1st of October 2015 is the first official International Coffee Day (ICD), a holiday designated by the International Coffee Organisation to celebrate one of the world’s most popular drinks in the world.   The Coffee Break is a Global Trend  Whether your “cup of coffee” is a Macchiato, a strong double …

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disease
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The Technological Marvel of Disease Screening.

Have you ever been tested for a viral disease? These are fairly routine tests –  you may have had one done before starting a job  or perhaps during pregnancy as part of your pre- natal care. If you are a student, chances are you have been tested for an STD as …

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Online Self Diagnosis: Are you a “Cyberchondriac”?

Many of us have used the internet at least once to investigate symptoms in order to pin- point a diagnosis of our illness.  However, in doing this, there is the risk of jumping to the worst possible conclusions about your underlying condition. If at the first signs of a chesty cough you …

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23 and Me
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23andMe Genetic Testing.

23andMe /How Does it Work ? 23andMe  , aptly named after the 23 chromosomes in a human body cell, has been developed as the “over the counter” genetic screening tool, accessible to all. The service includes a mail- order “do-it-yourself” DNA collection kit containig a saliva collection tube which is then …

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Pitfalls in Drug Research: Profit Before Patient.

It is a sad truth that almost all therapeutic drugs used to treat health conditions are either an inadequate form of control or the cause of a number of unpleasant side effects.  The pursuit to find more potent and safer drugs is ongoing and in recent years, particularly in the …

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Cancer
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Democracy of Cancer Detection

According to the statistics of the World Cancer Day 2013 7.6 million of the world population dies every year because of cancer. This is equal to the population of Switzerland. Today cancers are diagnosed through expensive and invasive methods that restrict people from getting preventive controls. This translates into a …

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