May 8th, 2014 by American Thoracic Society
Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is associated with changes in the right ventricle of the human heart that may contribute to the known connection between air pollution exposure and heart disease.
The research was published in the paper, ‘Traffic-related Air Pollution and the Right Ventricle. The Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis‘, in the American Thoracic Society‘s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,
“Although the link between traffic-related air pollution and left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure, and cardiovascular death is established, the effects of traffic-related air pollution on the right ventricle have not been well studied,” said lead author Peter Leary, MD, MS, of the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Continue reading
May 8th, 2014 by Goldridge Estate Agents
Goldridge Estate Agents is sponsoring island cricketer David Hooper for the sum of £1 for each run he scores and £10 for each wicket he takes in the KRyS Global Premier Evening League 1. The money raised will go to local charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG).
‘Hoops’, as he is known, plays for Goldridge Griffins.
“Hoops is one of Guernsey Cricket’s star performers, and plays for one of our teams, so he seemed an obvious choice for further sponsorship in aid of the charity.” Continue reading
May 8th, 2014 by Guernsey Community Foundation
From Monday 2 June to Saturday 7 June 2014, the Pop-Up shop will be occupied by a wide range of charities that are actively seeking volunteers.
For those thinking about volunteering, this presents an easy opportunity to drop in for an informal chat about what opportunities are out there.
The shop on Smith Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
“We want to make volunteering as accessible as possible, so the pop-up shop is perfectly located to catch workers during their lunch break or after work,”’ Laurel Le Tocq of the Continue reading
May 7th, 2014 by Saffery Champness
He is once again looking forward to what he considers to be a highlight of the route – walking along the south coast cliffs at dawn on what he hopes will be a calm and sunny morning on 7 June 2014.
Encouraged by friends who were also participating, Mr Russell’s first walk in 2005 took him 13 hours to complete, pacing himself throughout the day and stopping regularly to rehydrate. Continue reading