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There may be as many as five million registered mobile phone subscribers in the country, and the number is escalating, given the incredible convenience offered by this nifty gadget. Every year, 2.5 million cell phone batteries are discarded, and most of them eventually end up as hazardous wastes which pollute the water we drink. But all this can be avoided if only users would send their used batteries for recycling.
A deadly family of parasites that poses a serious health threat to a half-billion people around the world is closely related to the plant kingdom, scientists have found, suggesting that researchers might have a good shot at killing the bugs by making experimental medicines that resemble herbicides.
In Chinese medicine, ginseng is used as a general tonic to enhance overall health, particularly among the elderly. The most popular among several types is the Panax ginseng species, also called Chinese, Korean or Japanese ginseng. The active ingredients, called saponins, are found in the roots of the plant.
This is not the first time that you are reading about free radicals and it certainly will not be the last. Let us first define the term.