Posts Tagged ‘health’

Heroin abuse is a public health issue | Letters

We can tackle it in the same way as tobacco smoking Your special report “Death by the sea: how drugs blighted our coastal towns”, News) raises once again the issue of the appalling death rates from heroin usage. I was struck by the statement that the Royal College of Physicians has declared that the problem […]

Missouri Health, Wind Power, Google Maps, More: Thursday Afternoon Buzz, March 29, 2018

Public News Service: New Website Explores Missouri's Health by Neighborhood . “A new state website has launched, and Missourians can use it to find out about health issues in their area because it narrows them down to specific communities across the state. View full post on Wind Power News

Highland Says Trump Would Boost Defense, Clinton Health Care

If you think Donald Trump is headed for victory, consider betting on defense stocks. Predicting a Hillary Clinton presidency? Try health-care services. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind power: senators want moratorium on turbines until health studies conclude

Coalition senator Chris Back joins independent senator John Madigan’s call put projects on hold as a ‘precaution’ Two members of a Senate inquiry into the health effects of wind farms – including a Coalition backbencher – have called for a moratorium on building new turbines until two separate medical studies conclude. On Tuesday, the National […]

Wind power: funding body spends $3.3m on research into turbines’ health impact

National Health and Medical Research Council defends decision after grants attacked as waste of time An Australian research council has given two grants worth $3.3m to research the impact of wind turbines on human health despite concluding last year there was no evidence turbine noise was harmful. Prof Anne Kelso, the chief executive of the […]

Tony Abbott agrees windfarms may have ‘potential health impacts’

Bill Shorten accuses PM of hurting investment in renewables as Abbott says his government is working to reduce the number of ‘visually awful’ turbines Tony Abbott finds windfarms visually awful and agrees they may have “potential health impacts”, and says the deal on the renewable energy target was designed to reduce their numbers as much […]

Liberal senator wants windfarm inquiry to recognise ‘adverse health effects’

Coalition figures want inquiry to acknowledge alleged health impacts and support more checks by the regulator A new federal inquiry could call for commonwealth oversight of windfarm regulations and demand recognition of the alleged health impacts of turbines on people living near them, according to Coalition senators. The prime minister, Tony Abbott, dismayed the wind […]

Tony Abbott agrees with Alan Jones wind farms may have ‘health impacts’ – audio

Tony Abbott agrees with the broadcaster Alan Jones that there may be ‘potential health impacts’ with wind farms. On Jones’ 2GB radio show on Thursday, Abbott says, ‘When I’ve been up close to these wind farms not only are they visually awful but they make a lot of noise.’ Jones is a long-time critic of […]

Live chat: Wind power, biology, health, and Bangalore

With each of our recent trips to research labs, we’ve taken some time afterward to field questions from our readers related to our visits. This time, the subject matter is Bangalore, India, where we talked to people about biotechnology, wind power, renewable energy, and designing medical equipment that works in a developing economy. View full […]

Wind farm study finds ‘no direct evidence’ they affect health

‘There is currently no consistent evidence that wind farms cause health problems in humans,’ says National Health and Medical Research Council CEO There is “no direct evidence” that windfarms affect health in humans, a report by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found. However the chairman of the NHMRC wind farms and […]