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It is a well known fact today that microplastics are literally everywhere. They have found their way into our bodies through drinking water, food and even through the air that we breathe. But did you know that an average human ingests about 50,000 pieces of plastic annually and inhales about the same amount! And if eating […]

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A recent analysis has found high levels of antibiotics in around 711 rivers in countries spanning six continents. In some rivers, these levels were as high as 300 times the ‘safe’ levels, leading to concerns about more resilient strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria around the world. “Until now, the majority of environmental monitoring work for antibiotics […]

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Usually, people have two options when it comes to what they want to do with their body after death – cremation or burial. Now with Washington becoming the first US state to legalize human body composting, people there have a third alternative. The bill, signed by Governor and climate-focused presidential candidate Jay Inslee, would allow […]

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In the new screen time guidelines released by the World Health Organization (WHO), parents having kids below two years of age have been advised not to expose their children to screens at all. The guidelines also state that children between 2 to 4 years should spend no more than one hour per day in front […]

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Malaria kills more than 400,000 people annually, and most of the victims are children. Although there has been much progress against the disease in the last decade or so, still a lot remains to be done. In fact, the progress from anti-malaria measures like bed nets has stalled, and even reversed in some areas. Now […]

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Scientists have found traces of more than 100 pesticides and 21 antibiotics in streams across all of Europe, including the UK. A quarter of the chemicals identified are banned, while half of the streams analysed had at least one pesticide above permitted levels. It is a well known fact that pesticide contamination proves to be extremely […]

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Most of us are aware that air pollution wreaks havoc on our lungs and heart. Several studies in the past have hinted that prolonged exposure to air pollution proves to be detrimental for our brain too, with a recent study even linking it to an increased risk of dementia. Now a research undertaken at King’s […]

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A lot of people are aware of the fact that excessive sugar intake is bad for our health and is associated with a number of illnesses. However, a new research undertaken at the Harvard’s School of Public Health claims that daily consumption of one to two sugar-sweetened beverages increases a person’s risk of premature death by 14 […]

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