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Study finds common pollutants linked to fetal growth retardation

According to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, women who breathe air heavily polluted with ozone are at particular risk for having babies afflicted with intra uterine growth retardation-which means babies only fall within the 15th percentile of their expected size.

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Evening primrose oil fights breast cancer

According to researchers at Northwestern University evening primrose oil contains a substance that inhibits action of Her-2/neu, a cancer gene that is responsible for almost 30 percent of all breast cancers.

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Favorable policies spur biofuel growth

As environmental concerns increase some are looking for alternatives to oil consumption. Production and use of biofuels--fuels derived from crops and agricultural wastes--advanced rapidly in 2004, spurred by agricultural, environmental, and consumer interests.

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Petroleum Armageddon

Political activist and writer Rafe Mair writes about the inevitable world crisis concerning petroleum and asks: "What is the government's role?"

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Healthy fruit and veg compounds being lost in processing

A team from Wageningen University that has assessed the damage done to phytochemicals in a variety of differently processed fruit and vegetables for several years has found that almost all stages of the 'farm-to-fork' chain reduce the level of healthy compounds.

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Chinese herbal medicine may help treat asthma

Research shows that a plant-based compound using extracts of three herbs, dubbed the anti-asthma herbal medicine intervention (ASHMI), significantly improves lung function in patients with moderate to severe asthma.

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