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chemicals sector must reduce discharge drastically, says provincial official




photo: depositphotosthe chemicals sector must drastically reduce the amount of chemicals it releases into the air and waterways, according to zuid-holland provincial council which includes rotterdam port in its remit.‘no discharge should become the norm,’ executive board member rik janssen told ...



new material could save time and money in medical imaging and environmental reme




humphrey and his team are developing paper dipsticks that can quickly and cheaply identify a wide range of chemicals in an uncharacterized sample. each chemical produces a unique eight-factor signature of color and brightness that can be used to identify it and quantify concentrations. credit: samue...



why hospital staff sympathize with patients who self-discharge




image: approximately 2 percent to 3 percent of patients discharge themselves from hospital against medical advice each year in the uk and us, with the numbers increasing each year. view more credit: lancaster universitypatients who discharge themselves from hospital should be viewed more positivel...



three soldiers dead in batalik sector




three soldiers were killed in the multiple avalanches that hit an army post at batalik sector in jammu and kashmir's ladakh region, an official said today."unprecedented snowfall triggered multiple avalanches in batalik sector yesterday in which a post was buried. five soldiers were trapped under th...



greater oversight of precursor chemicals at retail level needed to reduce threat




washington - policymakers' efforts to reduce threats from improvised explosive devices (ieds) should include greater oversight of precursor chemicals sold at the retail level - especially over the internet - that terrorists, violent extremists, or criminals use to make homemade explosives, says a ne...



official: taliban kill 9 police in eastern afghanistan - sootoday




at least nine police officers were killed saturday in separate attacks by taliban insurgents on police checkpoints in eastern ghazni province, a provincial official said. arif noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said two police checkpoints came under attack by taliban fighters in the early...



septic systems are a major source of emerging contaminants in drinking water




newton, mass. (june 26, 2017) - a new analysis shows that septic systems in the united states routinely discharge pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals into the environment. the study, published june 15 in the journal environmental science & technolog...



financial incentives for physicians did not increase follow-up of patients after




a financial incentive for physicians to see patients sooner after discharge from hospital did not appear to influence physician behaviour, found a study published in cmaj (canadian medical association journal). readmission after discharge from hospital is common, as 14% of discharged patients return...



septic systems are a major source of emerging contaminants in drinking water




credit: silent spring institutea new analysis shows that septic systems in the united states routinely discharge pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals into the environment. the study, published june 15 in the journal environmental science & technology...



important development could reduce numbers of fish required in toxicology resear




image: immunofluorescence of fish intestine organoid: long term culture of intestinal trout tissue shows co-expression of zo-1 (red), e-cadherin (green) and cell nuclei (blue). view more credit: university of plymouthscientists have developed a new technique to examine the effects of chemicals on ...



minimizing exposure to common hormone-disrupting chemicals may reduce obesity ra




everyday products carry environmental chemicals that may be making us fat by interfering with our hormones, according to research presented in barcelona at the european society of endocrinology annual meeting, ece 2018. following recommendations on how to avoid these chemicals could help minimise ex...



eight dead as us strike hits iraq forces: provincial official




eight iraqis were killed on saturday, most of them security personnel, in a us air strike that apparently targeted them by mistake, a provincial official said."eight people -- a senior intelligence official, five policemen and a woman -- were killed by a us strike on the centre of al-baghdadi," a to...



the latest: gunmen abduct 7 indians in afghanistan - wral.com




an afghan official says that seven indian citizens and their afghan driver have been kidnapped in the northern baghlan province. mahmood haqmal, spokesman for the provincial governor, says unknown gunmen abducted the indian electrical engineers on sunday near the provincial capital, puli khumri, as ...



software specifically adapted to the special characteristics of the dairy sector




workers in the dairy sector. credit: elhuyar fundazioaazti and ingenet have developed and validated a software tool adapted to the dairy sector and designed to evaluate, prevent and reduce the environmental impact caused by dairy products through the ecodesign of new products, offering increased add...



discharge turns water at base of niagara falls black




in this july 29, 2017 photo provided by rainbow air inc., black-colored wastewater treatment discharge is released into water below niagara falls, in niagara falls, n.y. the water near the base of the falls that border the u.s. and canada turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes follo...



turnbull government moves to slash safety testing regulations




a turnbull government move to slash industrial chemical regulation could create "toxic chemical disasters" and leave the public and officials oblivious to the risks, critics have warned.cancer council australia, unions and public health advocates have expressed alarm over the proposed changes, which...



three soldiers killed in avalanche in machhil sector of j&k




three army personnel were killed today when an avalanche struck their post in machhil sector of jammu and kashmir, the army said."in an unfortunate incident of avalanche in machhil sector, the army lost three valiant soldiers," an army official said.the bodies of the soldiers have been recovered, th...



pausing evolution makes bioproduction of chemicals affordable and efficient




escherichia coli. credit: rocky mountain laboratories, niaid, nihbioproduction of chemicals using engineered microorganisms is routinely reported today, but only a few bioprocesses are functional in the large fermentation volumes that industry requires. for a longer period, the lack of successful sc...



saudi aramco, sabic plan to build $20-bn oil-to-chemicals complex




state oil giant saudi aramco and petrochemical producer saudi basic industries corp signed a memorandum of understanding on sunday to build a $20 billion complex converting crude oil to chemicals in the kingdom. the project, which the partners said would be the largest crude-to-chemicals facility in...



inpatient opioid use and insufficient weaning pre-discharge may increase outpati




image: inpatient opioid use and insufficient weaning pre-discharge may increase outpatient opioid prescription use. view more credit: atsaccording to the university of pittsburgh school of medicine scientists who conducted the study, theirs is the first large-scale evaluation of the impact of in-h...



pausing evolution makes bioproduction of chemicals affordable and efficient




bioproduction of chemicals using engineered microorganisms is routinely reported today, but only a few bioprocesses are functional in the large fermentation volumes that industry requires. for a longer period, the lack of successful scale-up has been one of the most important challenges for engineer...



payment incentives to psychiatrists in ontario do not increase access for new pa




incentive payments, introduced to encourage community-based psychiatrists to see new patients after discharge from a psychiatric hospital or following suicide attempts, do not increase access, found new research published in cmaj (canadian medical association journal).many jurisdictions have introdu...



agriculture stocks rally after budget 2018 unveils measures for sector




shares of companies in the agricultural sector rally after finance minister arun jaitley unveiled a slew of initiatives for the rural sector, including liberalising exports of agri commodities as part of 2018-19 budget. government to also raise support price of crops to at least 1.5 times the produc...



shining a light on toxic chemicals curbs industrial use




image: a team of researchers at the georgia institute of technology wondered whether federal regulators can persuade companies to abandon toxic chemicals by simply highlighting that information. view more credit: georgia techthe annual federal report on toxic material emissions from industrial sit...



asia and the pacific: weekly regional humanitarian snapshot (31 oct - 6 nov 2017




bangladeshfrom 2 to 5 november, 4,000 new rohingya refugees crossed the border from myanmar to bangladesh. since the outbreak of violence in rakhine state (myanmar) on 25 august, 609,000 refugees are hosted in bangladesh. despite ongoing humanitarian assistance provided to the refugees, the nutritio...