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Adverse reactions lead US patients to ask 'just how safe are antibiotics?'

Carey Purcell

23rd May, 2011

A growing number of American patients say they've been poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Not only has this ruined lives, they say, it's exposed the unhealthy relationship between some drug manufacturers and medical regulatory bodies. Carey Purcell reports more...

Eco-fashion: how green became the new black

Lida Hujic

15th February, 2011

With London Fashion Week just around the corner, Lida Hujic, author of The First to Know, charts eco-fashion’s journey from naff to hip to even-sold-at Tesco more...

Asian factory farming boom spreading animal diseases like avian influenza

Tom Levitt

11th February, 2011

Increasing density of livestock production and poor biosecurity in Asia is encouraging epidemics, with a new disease emerging every four months, says new International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) report more...

Why 'eco-friendly' heat pumps increase, not reduce, your carbon footprint

Eric Johnson

8th October, 2010

Switch to heat pumps to warm your home and you'll qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy. But new research reveals the pumps release potent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, says Eric Johnson, significantly increasing the true carbon footprint of this supposedly green technology

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Natural ways to treat colds and flu

Andy Hamilton

18th February, 2010

Before you start popping Lemsip Max, experiment with these herbal and spicy alternatives. Or there's always good old chicken soup... more...
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A guide to buying next generation lightbulbs

Matilda Lee

15th January, 2010

The iconic, compact fluorescent lightbulb is dead: meet its next generation replacements that are brighter, more efficient, longer-lasting, and mercury-free more...
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10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Water - we pollute it, waste it, privatise it and dam it. Around the world millions of people lack access to it. But there are organisations out there trying to protect the planet's water for the benefit of all more...
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Behind the Label: Calpol

Pat Thomas

29th October

The season of flu (and fear of swine flu) is upon us. But before you reach for this sticky pink cocktail dished out by doctors and parents as a cure-all for children, think again... more...
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How to forage a first aid kit

Andy Hamilton

6th October, 2009

Natural remedies don't have to be bought from a shop. Whether for stings, cuts or colds there's likely to be a medicinal plant growing somewhere nearby... more...
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Human swine flu virus found in UK pig herd

Ecologist

18th September, 2009

Human form of swine flu found in pig herd poses no food health risk says FSA more...
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NHS should promote low-carbon living

Ecologist

11th September, 2009

Public body could save money and play leading role in creating a more sustainable society more...
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Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...

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What is downshifting?

Laura Sevier

28th March, 2008

Are you living the dream? Or walking zombie-like through the nightmare of modern consumerism? Laura Sevier explores the sanity of downshifting more...
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Making Sense of Swine Flu

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2009

In the last few years the Ecologist has written extensively on the flu – both the garden variety that strikes us on an annual basis and the wider threat of avian influenza, H5N1. more...
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To your health - Organic beer!

Rachel Clode

1st August, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers more...
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Liquid blue gold

Laura Sevier

26th March, 2009

Laura Sevier reports on why we shouldn’t be taking our water for granted, as well as offering some easy ways to avoid wasting it more...
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The Flu Vaccine... A Shot in the Dark?

Pat Thomas

18th February, 2009

If we truly knew about flu, and the lack of effectiveness of the vaccine being offered as protection, would we really be so obedient about getting the jab? more...
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10 things you didn't know about bird flu

Dr Michael Greger

4th February, 2009

A dose of flu in winter is as inevitable as a broken boiler – and usually as harmless. But as public health expert Dr Michael Greger explains, intensive farming of animals around the globe may mean we are hatching out an influenza timebomb more...
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What the flux?

Joss Garmen

16th December, 2008

History will remember 2008 for its ‘crisis of capitalism’. The crash on Wall Street was the game-changer in the US election race, and it could soon be remembered as the gamechanger on climate change, too. more...
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Riding the fluoride tiger

John Graham

18th June, 2008

What possible good can come from adding a known poison to our water supply? None at all, argues John Graham more...
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Wild birds blamed for deadly disease

News

16th November, 2007

Bird conservation groups have reacted strongly to suggestions that wild birds may be responsible for the latest outbreak of avian influenza on a free-range poultry farm in Suffolk. more...
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Behind the label focus: PFOS

Mark Anslow

1st July, 2007

Firefighting foam laced with this toxic chemical was used to extinguish the Buncefield oil depot inferno, leaving a deadly legacy. Was it necessary? more...
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Green lights are the new white

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2007

It’s not just our light bulbs we need to change, says Laura Sevier. We need to rethink the way we light more...
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Behind the label: Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Capsules

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2007

As doctors can tell you, the best remedy for colds and flu is the traditional one: rest, warmth, fluids – and time. Drug manufacturers want you to believe otherwise. But, as Pat Thomas reports, pharmaceutical ‘cures’ may be more than just a waste of money more...
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Avian flu - the ecology of an epidemic

Pat Thomas

1st December, 2005

Bird flu has been raging through Asia for more than a decade. But it is only recently that most of us have started to pay attention to the story. Pat Thomas seperates fact from fiction and asks whether this is a random act of nature or yet another man-made disaster. more...

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