Drought taking big toll on California’s forests

Drought taking big toll on California’s forests

California’s years-long drought is not only having a distressing impact on humans but also on vegetation, as years of little or no rain is taking a big toll on the state’s forests, a new study revealed.

The new study, conducted by a team of researchers at Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science, estimated that up to 58 million big trees in the state experienced water loss that could be life-threatening since 2011 because of the state’s historic drought.

Boston’s chief health inspector eats at reopened Cleveland Circle Chipotle

Boston’s chief health inspector eats at reopened Cleveland Circle Chipotle

Authorities concerned have been showing their support for Chipotle. On Saturday, the Chipotle restaurant in Cleveland Circle has reopened and Boston’s chief health inspector has already visited the place on Monday to have lunch there. Main aim of eating a meal there was to pass on a strong message to the world that if they are doing something then it means it is OK.

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Asthma Rates High among Poor Children

Asthma Rates High among Poor Children

When seen from one side, it seems great to know that asthma prevalence has declined among children from developing countries. But on the other hand, there seem to have increasing trend in children from poor families. A retrospective analysis of National Health Interview Survey data from 2001-2013 has found huge increase in childhood asthma rates from 2001 to 2009 with 10% increase in 2009. The rate slightly leveled off by about 8% in 2013. But, the good thing to note is that researchers found that trends in childhood asthma have slightly stopped increasing.

California’s Drought Conditions Posing Adverse Effect on State’s Trees

California’s Drought Conditions Posing Adverse Effect on State’s Trees

Here comes another example of the worse consequence of climate change on the natural resources of the planet. A new study has revealed that drought conditions in California are causing adverse effect on the trees, lakes and water bodies in the area. Researchers from the Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science said that little or no rain is taking heavy toll on the state’s forests. Since 2011, about 58 million large trees in California have experienced water loss due to state’s historic drought, that could be life threatening.

Childhood Asthma cases decline in the United States expect for poor families

Childhood Asthma cases decline in the United States expect for poor families

Childhood asthma prevalence has reduced in the United States according to a new report issued by CDC. Between 2001 and 2009, the rate of asthma among children in the United States was rising. The CDC survey found that childhood asthma rate remained at the same level for next four years. Year 2013 onwards, a decline has been witnessed.

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NASA’s newly released Mars image shows boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall

NASA’s newly released Mars image shows boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall

The newly released image of a relatively fresh landslide on Mars, released by NASA, has showed boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall. According to researchers, landslides occur when steep slopes fail, which makes huge amount of soil and rock flow downhill. This leaves behind a scarp at the top of the slope.

The mass of material comes to a still position on reaching shallower slopes, and forms a lobe of material, ending in a well-defined edge known as a toe.

Scientists hope to find cure for Alzheimer’s through Stem Cell research

Scientists hope to find cure for Alzheimer’s through Stem Cell research

One of the commonest causes of premature senility, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. So far, scientists have failed to find any drug that can slow the onset of the disease and a major reason being cited for this is that animal testing, where most research begins, doesn’t often produce favorable results that can predict very well what will happen to people with the disease.

If You Aim To Lose Weight, the Right Time Is Now

If You Aim To Lose Weight, the Right Time Is Now

Some top new resolution would include weight loss, saving etc, but these resolutions are followed for a very short duration and every promise made to self is forgotten as time passes. Here are few tips that can help you get a success in losing weight and not getting distracted from your goal.

Experts said that not every diet plan is effective for everyone therefore the major change one need to bring in oneself is to change his/her lifestyle.

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