Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wind energy versus nuclear energy reduction in reduction of carbon dioxide

There are many who argue that renewable energy sources particularly wind will be helpful to reduce carbon dioxide emission.This appears to be a romantic illusion. A recent analysis accessible at: http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ib_11.htm is very revealing. The report relies on data published … Continue reading

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Safety evaluation of Indian nuclear power plants post Fukushima accident available publicly

There is considerable discussion on the safety status of Indian nuclear power plants in view of the serious nuclear accident at Fukushima. It appears that there is confusion on the reports prepared by Indian engineers and scientists particularly on its … Continue reading

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Caution on eating some old fashioned candies

Candy eating is a universal weakness. US/FDA published a cautionary note on eating black licorice. You may read it here: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm277152.htm I do not know whether it is consumed in all countries.

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Publish names of persons who died of smoking related deaths

Recent issue of the British Medical Journal published a letter to the editor from a physician suggesting that Tabloids may publish the names of persons who died of smoking-related deaths. This is a good idea. In fact anything which persuades … Continue reading

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Baby sleep positioners pose fatal risks

If you do a ‘google search’ with “baby sleep positioners” as key words, products costing from a few tens to a few hundred US $, emerge. Many wax eloquent on their unique features;”real life savers” one ad claimed. Now, these … Continue reading

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Seven simple steps to a healthy life and longer life span

Dr. Yancy, who will deliver the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Lecture at the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver this Sunday, will tell delegates that people who follow the following seven simple steps to a … Continue reading

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Orphan radium appears in Tokyo residence

The japan Times reported discovery of dozens of bottles and test tubes emitting high radiation levels in a house in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. It contained a white powdery substance believed to be radium-226- containing luminous paint. They were removed for … Continue reading

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