Health

A breath of fresh air for hospitals

Indoor air quality is important for everyone's health but perhaps no more so than in different kinds of medical centre. A team from India has investigated hospital waiting room air quality in terms of patient comfort with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectors

Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a study led by ISGlobal. The results, published in the Malaria Journal, underline the need to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola-infected sewage may require longer holding period

Storing Ebola-infected sewage for a week at 86° Fahrenheit or higher should allow enough time for more than 99.99 percent of the virus to die, though lower ambient temperatures may require a longer holding period, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better memory at ideal temperature

People's working memory functions better if they are working in an ambient temperature where they feel most comfortable. That is what Leiden psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Roberta Sellaro conclude after having conducted ...

Overweight & Obesity

Exposure to cold temperatures can help boost weight loss

Regular exposure to mild cold may be a healthy and sustainable way to help people lose weight, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism on January 22nd. On the flip ...

Health

Is sous vide cooking safe?

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) has been undertaking research for the Food Standards Agency to establish if the cooking technique sous vide is safe. Sous vide uses lower temperatures to improve food quality and could ...

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