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First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to kill off dangerous bacteria

Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote ... [Published Gizmag - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Chip packets to clean PNG water

Dr Cristian Birzer the device made from chip packets used to clean the water, at Adelaide Uni. Pic by Bianca De Marchi. Source: News Limited OLD chip packets and glass tubing will be used to clean water in remote communities under a project developed ... [Published Adelaide Now - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Flight crews have higher risk of melanoma

Attention pilots and flight attendants: Please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits, and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma.When it comes to the risks of flying, skin cancer may ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Australian engineers create a chip-packet water purifier

In a development that could potentially help millions of people without access to clean water, Dr Chris Birzer from the University of Adelaide says this invention is faster and more productive than other methods of treating water.“It's effectively a long ... [Published Northern Territory Government - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

High melanoma risk found in airline crews exposed to high-altitude radiation

by L.J. Devon, Staff Writer(NaturalNews) Flying a commercial plane comes with more risk than meets the eye. According to a new study in JAMA Dermatology, pilots are 2.22 times more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime than those in the ... [Published Natural News - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Chip packets help make safer water in Papua New Guinea

University of Adelaide mechanical engineering students and staff have designed a low-cost and easily made drinking water treatment system suitable for remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) – using foil chip packets and some glass tubing.The system ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 5 reports

Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer

Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer - health - 04 September 2014 - New Scientist Pilots and flight crews on airliners are twice as likely as the general population to develop life-threatening melanoma skin cancer. The extra risk most ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Pilots, Flight Crews May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Image Source viaAirplane crew members like pilots and flight attendants face more than twice the risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population, and they also have a 42 percent higher melanoma death rate, according to a new review of available ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Just say no to tanning bed dangers

Nearly a decade ago, Consumer Reports warned about the dangers of indoor tanning. We surveyed nearly 300 salons across the country and found that they weren’t warning customers about the risks, including skin cancer and premature wrinkling. Now the Surgeon ... [Published Consumer Reports - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Can a Manicure Increase Skin Cancer Risk?

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MDDisclosures August 20, 2014Hello. I'm Dr. Sandra Fryhofer. Welcome to Medicine Matters . The topic: Nail salons and ultraviolet A (UVA) exposure risk. Now I don't mean tanning salons -- I mean nail salons, UVA risk, and a new ... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Your mid-year travel guide

ON THE PLANEWhy does alcohol have more effect when we are flying?At altitude the air in an aircraft cabin is less dense than it is on the ground and this affects the way the body processes oxygen in the blood stream. The aircraft cabin air is also dryer ... [Published Mumbai Mirror - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

What you need to know about older adults and the sun

Have you noticed that you are more sensitive to the sun? Are you getting a sunburn in less time than it took in the past? While people of all ages should take steps to protect themselves from the sun, older people may need to take additional precauti ... [Published Tri-State Neighbour - Jul 18 2014]

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"The system can successfully treat close to 40 liters (10.5 gal) in four hours and the beauty is that it's designed to be modular, so more modules can be added for greater quantities of water" says Dr Birzer
In the study's abstract, the authors conclude, "Pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of melanoma compared with the general population. Further research on mechanisms and optimal occupational protection is needed."
"The students trialled various reflectants and found the inside of crisp packets was as good as anything" Dr Birzer says. "The total system cost $67." The designs have been presented to ChildFund in PNG
...in skin cancer risk for pilots," says Rob Hunter, head of flight safety at the BritishBritish Airline Pilots Association in London (BALPA). "We will work with airlines and regulators to further investigate the potential dangers of increased exposure to sunlight in the cockpit, and agree simple and practical measures to protect pilots" he says

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Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to ki... [Published Gizmag - 16 hours ago]
Chip Packets Help Make Safer Water! [Published Glam Adelaide - 17 hours ago]
Chip packets to clean PNG water [Published Adelaide Now - Sep 15 2014]
Australian engineers create a chip-packet water... [Published Northern Territory Government - Sep 14 2014]
Flight crews have higher risk of melanoma [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 13 2014]
High melanoma risk found in airline crews expos... [Published Natural News - Sep 12 2014]
Chip packets help make safer water in Papua New... [Published PhysOrg.com - Sep 11 2014]
Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 04 2014]
Flight Crews at Higher Risk for Melanoma [Published Cancernetwork.com - Sep 04 2014]
Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer [Published New Scientist - Sep 04 2014]
Risk of melanoma doubled in airline pilots, cab... [Published Orthopedics Today - Sep 04 2014]
Aircraft crew more likely to develop melanomas [Published Medical News Today - Sep 04 2014]
Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that w... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 04 2014]
Icarus-Like: Pilots, Crew Have Double the Rate ... [Published Diabetes Care - Sep 03 2014]
Pilots, Flight Crews May Face Higher Melanoma Risk [Published Huffington Post - Sep 03 2014]
Just say no to tanning bed dangers [Published Consumer Reports - Aug 21 2014]
Can a Manicure Increase Skin Cancer Risk? [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 20 2014]
The science of protection [Published Asiaone - Aug 18 2014]
Your mid-year travel guide [Published Mumbai Mirror - Aug 18 2014]
What you need to know about older adults and th... [Published Tri-State Neighbour - Jul 18 2014]
Grass Stains, Flip Flops, Water Fights… and Bio... [Published I Am Biotech - Jul 16 2014]
Summer has finally started in Austin; here’s ho... [Published Daily Texan - Jul 14 2014]
Strides Arcolab receives US FDA approval for Me... [Published PharmaBiz - Jun 06 2014]
Sunscreen Ingredients: Long Needed Updates Ignored [Published WebProNews Feed - Mar 25 2014]
Americans feel the burn as FDA waits to approve... [Published PBS - Mar 21 2014]
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Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer - health - 04 September 2014 - New Scientist Pilots and flight crews on airliners are twice as likely as the general population to develop life-threatening melanoma skin cancer. The extra risk most ...
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