Health – GBRI
 

The deadly Coronavirus, that is believed to have originated in a live animal market in Wuhan (China), has sopread to at least 18 countries, including Germany, Australia and the United States. China has reported an increase in fatalities and infections as the virus has claimed over 136 lives, with the number of cases soaring overnight. […]

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Experts warn that the world is on the verge of a serious public health crisis as germs are getting antibiotic resistant and drug companies are going bankrupt or refusing to invest in research. Antibiotic start-ups like Achaogen and Aradigm have gone belly up in recent months, pharmaceutical behemoths like Novartis and Allergan have abandoned the […]

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Climate change is already hampering the health of millions of children across the globe and if the world’s nations fail to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, it will profoundly impact the health of coming generations, warns the 2019 Lancet Countdown Report on health and climate change. “Over the past 30 years, we’ve […]

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When we talk of air pollution, most people worry about the dangers from PM2.5, that is, particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5 micrometers. However, a new research led by Scott Weichenthal at McGill University in Montreal, has discovered even smaller and far more dangerous ‘nanoparticles’ that are being linked to brain cancer. According to […]

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Thankfully, there is now one country in the world that is taking the health of its citizens seriously and prioritizing it over monetary gains. In a first-of-its kind initiative in the world, the Singapore health ministry announced that the country will be placing a ban on advertisements for carbonated drinks and juices with high sugar contents. […]

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The Chicago tribune recently investigated the radiofrequency radiation emitted by eleven popular smartphone models, including several variants of the iPhone. The results are disturbing, to say the least. The investigation revealed that most of the phones exceeded the legal limit set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of 1.6 watts per kilogram averaged over 1 gram of […]

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A new study from MIT reveals that the US states that are investing more in renewable energy like wind and solar stand to gain billions of dollars in term of health benefits in the upcoming decade instead of spending billions on improving the health of people suffering from air pollution-induced ailments. In fact, 10 states […]

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