Raging Against Plastic: New Investigation Exposes Supermarket’s Role in Plastic Pollution

The looming threat of plastic pollution is one of mankind’s greatest challenges. With more than 381 million tons of plastic produced worldwide each year,1 it’s no surprise the waste ends up in our soil, lakes, rivers and oceans, as well as in the bodies of humans and wildlife. The durability of plastic is what makes… Read More »

Coalmine dust victims want support fund

Queensland mineworkers have protested outside BHP’s Brisbane offices to demand more assistance for black lung and silicosis sufferers. The Mine Dust Diseases Victims Group wants a fund established to help victims after their workers compensation payments finish. So far, the group says, the mining companies have resisted. Jim Pearce, a former coal miner and Queensland… Read More »

Pushup capacity may be inexpensive way to assess cardiovascular disease risk

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 pushups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes — including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure — during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do fewer than 10 pushups during the baseline exam. “Our… Read More »