The AMA Recommends Streetlights With Cooler LED Bulbs

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The American Medical Association had recently recommended the use of LED bulbs as streetlights. They said they preferred the LEDs that emitted less blue light, thereby being a cooler alternative to the regular LEDs being used at major cities today. LED lights having temperatures of more than three thousand Kelvin had been reported to cause harmful effects on health like eye problems and have even been attributed as the leading cause of insomnia.

colored-lamps1In light of the association’s advice, which came out early this June, several cities across The United States Of America are now adopting the cooler LED bulbs for their streetlights. Large cities like Phoenix, Lake Worth and so on are replacing their outdated models LED bulbs that come with lesser color temperatures. Till date, these cities have been using street lamps that contained LEDs that emitted more than five thousand Kelvin of heat.

The older models had had a number of complaints levied against them in the past. It was always a culprit in most of the motor-accidents caused on the roads at nights, as many of the victims had complained of the blinding glare these lights often emit. Severe and prolonged exposures to such harsh lights have also been known to create problems in the living-mechanism of both animals and plants. People living near such street lamps have often complained of the inability to get sound sleep as well as an increase in irritability.

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Minneapolis Vs St. Paul: Which City’s Got The Best Parks?

minneapolis-vs-st-paul-which-city-reigns-supremeEveryone knows how refreshing and peaceful it feels to take a nice stroll in the local park. You can enjoy the fresh air, the sweet chirping of the birds, and the nice scene of greenery and perhaps, if you are a bit health-oriented, a brisk walk or a quick jog around the park too. Every bustling city around the world aims to set aside a percentage of its land to the development of small and scenic park-lands. And they aim to add a bit of appeal and aesthetic sense to it as well.

The Trust for Public Land is an organization that is absolutely committed to seeing that cities around the world keep the promise of giving its residents a little bit of Mother Nature. This non-profit institution aims to give ample protection and sustenance to the various park lands a city has within its limits. It also seeks ways to promote the development of more parks and nature spots in busy cities. One of the ways it employs to motivate cities to upkeep its parks is by giving out awards for the cities that have rated high on its Park-score.

minneapolis_-_st-_paul_international_airport_22The scores are based on certain predetermined factors like:
· The percentage of residents who live near a park,
· The size of the parks,
· The facilities found at the parks,
· The maintenance and general upkeep of the park and its facilities
· The city’s average spending on parks, etc.

This year, the distinction of maintaining well-kept park-lands has gone to the busting and cool city of Minneapolis. It scored 86.5 out of a possible score of 100 and was successful in relegating neighboring St. Paul to a not so bad 2nd place.

The organizers have repeatedly called cities across the globe to actively participate in this friendly race. In the end, they say, it is really like taking a step closer to Mother Nature.

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World At Threat From Zika!

zikaThe World Health Organization has confirmed that the Zika Virus is now on the route to becoming a matter of great concern globally. It has said that unless countries around the world are prepared to fight hard, this may as well become a battle we could lose.

Dr Pedro Alonso, who is the Director of the Global Malaria Program, has repeatedly called for higher awareness to be given to the masses regarding deadly viruses like Zika and the resultant diseases they bring in. Even more importantly, he said that it was the pathogen carrying vectors that had to be eliminated first.

The WHO has cautioned nations that are not seriously implementing mosquito eradication programmes in their respective countries. These initiatives will be the ultimate deciding factor when they are faced with the threats caused by diseases like malaria and zika.

The Zika virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This disease has devastated the lives of many people around the world by triggering the birth of thousands of babies born with abnormally small heads in South American nations like Brazil. These unfortunate children will probably lead crippled lives and will require constant care for the rest of their often short-lived lives.

The World Health Organization has issued certain advisory notices to all the high-risk nations of the world. The steps outlined in them are briefly given below:
· Pregnant women in South American nations have been advised to use mosquito nets while at home and repellants while venturing outside. Care should be taken to avoid as much as contact with infected people as possible.
· Local or government-funded health-care organizations must initiate proper mosquito eradication programs. Both larvae and adult mosquitoes must not be allowed to breed.
· Greater awareness classes must be given to health-care professional as well as to the general public.

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the Zika Virus is now on the route to becoming a matter of great concern globally. It has said that unless countries around the world are prepared to fight hard, this may as well become a battle we could lose.

bigstock-macro-of-mosquito-sucking-bloo-119076395-300x200Dr Pedro Alonso, who is the Director of the Global Malaria Program, has repeatedly called for higher awareness to be given to the masses regarding deadly viruses like Zika and the resultant diseases they bring in. Even more importantly, he said that it was the pathogen carrying vectors that had to be eliminated first.

The WHO has cautioned nations that are not seriously implementing mosquito eradication programmes in their respective countries. These initiatives will be the ultimate deciding factor when they are faced with the threats caused by diseases like malaria and zika.

The Zika virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This disease has devastated the lives of many people around the world by triggering the birth of thousands of babies born with abnormally small heads in South American nations like Brazil. These unfortunate children will probably lead crippled lives and will require constant care for the rest of their often short-lived lives.

The World Health Organization has issued certain advisory notices to all the high-risk nations of the world. The steps outlined in them are briefly given below:
· Pregnant women in South American nations have been advised to use mosquito nets while at home and repellants while venturing outside. Care should be taken to avoid as much as contact with infected people as possible.
· Local or government-funded health-care organizations must initiate proper mosquito eradication programs. Both larvae and adult mosquitoes must not be allowed to breed.
· Greater awareness classes must be given to health-care professional as well as to the general public.

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Atomic Numbers 113, 115, 117,118 Find Entry Into Periodic Table

cx9_nseuoaays49A large number of scientists and chemistry enthusiasts have accorded a warm welcome to the latest elements who have gained a place in the prestigious Periodic Table. Scientists have said that these newcomers are some of the heaviest that have been discovered till now. For now they have only been allocated their place in the Periodic Table- 113, 115, 117 and 118 in the seventh row now belong to these yet to be named new kids on the block!

new-elements-periodic-table-2016-300x199They will be named by the great minds that tirelessly pursued them to the point of discovery. Element 113 was discovered by Japanese scientists working with the RIKEN Nishina Center, while the credit for the discovery of the rest of the new elements belongs to various scientists from America and Russia. The responsibility of verifying and authenticating the discovery of each new element belongs to The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

As any child studying Chemistry will be quick to point out all elements have an Atomic Number. This number will be equal to the number of positively charged protons each atom possesses. Any element that has an Atomic Number greater than ninety-two is said to be non-naturally occurring and are highly unstable.

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