Blog Posts - Blight



Telling History vs. Making Art: “a tension between Art and Science”

Part one in a series As a battlefield guide at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (FSNMP), I frequently speak with folks who’ve come to the battlefields because they’ve read The Killer Angels, which in turn inspired them...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 16, 2012

Gardeners are blamed for spreading blight

 An interesting article that I found via Brittany - Normandy Forum  about the spread of Potato Blight, it shows that we can all do our bit to help stop the spread of this serious disease. As advised burn all effected leaves and plants, I al...
by Mr Tomato King on Oct 21, 2012

New Orleans touts blight-tracking technology – Washington Examiner

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by Latest Tech and Science News on Oct 12, 2012

Hospitals to pay price for postcode lottery failure to innovate

NHS hospital patients across the country will soon be able to see whether their local hospital or health authority is rationing care as part of government plans to eradicate “postcode prescribing” in the NHS.From this autumn, every hospit...
by Health Direct on Sep 4, 2012

Newborns facing unnecessary delays in treating infections

Some hospitals are causing unnecessary delays in treating newborn babies suffering from infections, the healthcare quango has said.The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (Nice) has published new guidance after finding variations in the treatm...
by Health Direct on Aug 30, 2012

Sue NHS if managers deny approved drugs says NICE

Patients should sue their local health authorities if they deny them drugs deemed cost effective for use on the NHS, the head of the National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) has said in a excellent example of the pot calling the kettle black...
by Health Direct on Aug 8, 2012

Controversial Quest to Protect Potatoes in Ireland from Blight

Once the basic diet of the Irish, potatoes are once again the centre of attention in Ireland, with a decision by the country’s environmental protection agency to approve a trial of genetically modified potato crops. According to scientists, the mot...
by How to Grow Great Potatoes on Aug 2, 2012

Spotting Early Blight on Tomatoes

At this time of the year and with all the damp weather then tomato blight is a big problem for some of us, I have posts about tomato blight HERE . Further to this I have a new Tomato Growing video page and you will find two new excellent videos from...
by Mr Tomato King on Jul 17, 2012

American Oracle and the dangers of American fanaticism

Reading David Blight’s American Oracle this weekend, I’ve noticed a subtle, cautionary note that keeps playing itself as an occasional undertone. It reminds me again why the study of history has something to tell us about current events—and als...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 15, 2012

Thousands denied IVF because of British red tape restrictions

Thousands of couples in Britain are being denied the chance to become parents because the country has one of the most restrictive policies in Europe when it comes to publicly funding fertility treatment.They were speaking after a study was presented...
by Health Direct on Jul 13, 2012

How to improve your sperm count- new study confounds conventional wisdom

Men trying to improve their sperm count may be able to ditch the healthy living advice- but should think carefully about their underwear, doctors have found.Smoking, drinking alcohol, using recreational drugs and being overweight are all listed by th...
by Health Direct on Jul 11, 2012

The Real Cause of the Great Irish Famine

Commonly referred to as The Great Hunger, Ireland’s horrific famine of the 1840s ranks as one of the very worst tragedies in the history of mankind. It is a well-known fact that the massive failure of Ireland’s potato crops from 1845 to 1849 was...
by How to Grow Great Potatoes on Jul 4, 2012

Obesity a derogatory word claims nanny quango NICE

The word ‘obesity’ could be considered ‘derogatory’ and public health professionals should use it with care, according to the nanny quango NICE.A quarter of adults in Britain are now obese, a figure that is due to more than do...
by Health Direct on May 24, 2012

New IVF postcode lottery meaningless ruling by NICE quango

Gay couples and women over 40 will be entitled to the same free IVF treatment as heterosexual couples on the NHS for the first time under new guidelines published today.Same sex couples will be given the same rights as heterosexual couples under guid...
by Health Direct on May 22, 2012

FBI finds scammers impersonating the FBI now one of worst online threats

FBI spam, identity theft, fee fraud and non-delivery of merchandise round out top 5 most complained about online issues In a weird turn of events the most common Internet crime complaints in 2011 were those involving scams that involved fraudsters pr...
by Mafia Today on May 17, 2012

FBI finds scammers impersonating the FBI now one of worst online threats

FBI spam, identity theft, fee fraud and non-delivery of merchandise round out top 5 most complained about online issues In a weird turn of events the most common Internet crime complaints in 2011 were those involving scams that involved fraudsters pr...
by Mafia Today on May 17, 2012

Plants: New American Chestnut - NYBG

Ten improved American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata) will be planted Wednesday (April 18) at the New York Botanical Garden, and scientists hope they might be able to survive the chestnut blight that wiped out most of the trees. The blight was intr...
by Garden Design Online on Apr 17, 2012

MS sufferers have new drug hope by quango

The first pill for MS sufferers is set to be approved for use on the NHS.The National Institute for Curbing Expendtiture (NICE) has overturned previous draft guidance on the drug Fingolimod after the price was discounted and has now ruled that a prop...
by Health Direct on Mar 19, 2012

New Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil slows progression

More than 100,000 people in the UK suffering the “savage” effects of advanced Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from drug treatment to slow its progression. Scientists have shown for the first time that drugs used to slow the disease in its ear...
by Health Direct on Mar 14, 2012

Wild Potatoes are being used to Develop Commercial Potatoes that will Resist Disease

With potatoes being the number one veggie crop in the USA, it's not surprising that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has dedicated a lot of time and money to doing all it can to develop potatoes that will resist the typical dise...
by How to Grow Great Potatoes on Mar 11, 2012


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