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In an important step to combat antibiotic resistance, one of the most serious health threats faced by humans, fast food giant McDonald’s announced that it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef globally. Like many others, the restaurant chain uses antibiotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain. According to the World Health Organization, […]

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According to a new research, air pollution is turning out to be the single greatest threat to human health, even deadlier than diseases like HIV/Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Researchers found that air pollution is cutting the global average lifespan by two years, in heavily polluted countries like India and China, that figure could go up […]

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We already know that air pollution has been linked to not just respiratory illnesses, but also reduced memory and loss of intelligence in humans. Now a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California found that early exposure to vehicular emissions increases the risk of obesity in children. Babies exposed to high levels of […]

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“Your lungs are filled with tar! Do you smoke heavily?” asks the doctor. “No, doc. But yes, I breathe!” This is the conversation most of us living in highly polluted urban areas might be soon having with our doctors. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Head, warns that air pollution is the “new tobacco”, and the […]

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German energy giant RWE has plans to cut down the remaining few hundred hectares of a 12,000-year-old Hambach forest in western Germany for coal surface mining. This, despite the fact that Germany is currently working on plans to phase out coal and invest more in renewable sources of energy. Now Ecosia, a Berlin-based nonprofit search engine, is […]

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In order to appeal to its more health-conscious clientele, fast food giant McDonald’s just announced that it will remove artificial ingredients like preservatives and fake colors from six of its most popular burgers. The company has also transitioned to making fresh patties to order in most of its U.S. locations, cutting high-fructose corn syrup out of its […]

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UNICEF has expressed its concern over poor air quality in the UK and stressed that children in the country are facing long term ‘health crisis’ after being exposed to toxic air while commuting to school. The leading children’s charity further added that the kids are being denied their basic human right to breathe clean air. The organisation, […]

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A new research undertaken by Chinese researchers claims that apart from the much talked about impacts on our physical health, air pollution causes significant impact on our mental health too. The report says that high pollution levels cause significant reduction in human intelligence. In fact, the impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent […]

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A new study published in Science Advances claims that when children live near forests, they tend to have dietary diversity and better nutrition. For the research, a team of scientists analyzed children’s diets from 43,000 households—in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, the Caribbean, South America, sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe—that were both close to and far away […]

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