Wind energy production costs could be halved by 2050, survey suggests
The cost of harvesting wind energy could be halved by 2050, according to a new survey by American government scientists. Experts at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory said more efficient turbines combined with lower capital and operating costs could see reductions of between 17 and 35 per cent by 2035.
Climate change pushes wildlife into higher Himalayan habitats
In the picturesque mountain village of Lete, flanked by the soaring Himalayan peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in central Nepal, Som Pariyar saw a snake for the first time last year.
Grove Sets An Audacious Plastic-Free Goal: Because The Planet Deserves It
A little over a year ago, the eco-friendly home essentials company Grove Collaborative made the gutsy move of declaring it would be plastic-free within five years.
Brain fog: how trauma, uncertainty and isolation have affected our minds and memory
Before the pandemic, psychoanalyst Josh Cohen’s patients might come into his consulting room, lie down on the couch and talk about the traffic or the weather, or the rude person on the tube. Now they appear on his computer screen and tell him about brain fog.
A Disposition Toward Mindfulness Provides Pain-Relieving Benefits When Pain is Rated in Hindsight
The pain-relieving benefits of a disposition toward mindfulness are most pronounced when people assess pain in hindsight and not immediately after it occurs, according to the findings of a new study led by researchers from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Division of Intramural Research.
New WHO Global Compact to speed up action to tackle diabetes
The World Health Organization’s new Global Diabetes Compact aims to bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes and bring treatment to all who need it ̶ 100 years after the discovery of insulin.
Media Advisory: NIH to host spring lecture series on integrative approaches for addressing pain and mental health
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will present two virtual lectures in spring 2021 as part of its Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.
Pomegranate: Evidence-Based Benefits of This Antioxidant Superstar
Pomegranate, with its characteristic red arils, is small but mighty when it comes to substantial benefits to your health as a superfood.
UK’s biggest ever beach clean set to revitalise people and planet
The Million Mile Beach Clean is part of a new environmental initiative, the Million Mile Clean, encouraging people to get out locally, on streets, country lanes, in parks and along local waterways to tackle plastic pollution and litter.
WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19
COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For World Health Day, 7 April 2021, WHO is therefore issuing five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people.
Menopausal Symptoms and Complementary Health Approaches
A number of studies and systematic reviews on complementary health approaches for menopausal symptoms have been published.
Living with the Times: new toolkit helps older adults maintain good mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
The “Living with the Times” toolkit contains illustrated posters with key messages for older adults on how to maintain their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting those around them at the same time.