People living in UK towns and cities are 25 times more likely to die from long-term exposure to poisonous air than a car crash, and those living in the south are at greatest risk, a charity has warned.
More than 2,700 people contracted Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2019, and more than 1,800 died. This is according to data from the World Health Organization, published in Geneva, TASS reported.
People tend to (wrongly) overestimate the greenness of their personal lifestyle. A study from the University of Gothenburg found that people are likely to overestimate how environmentally-friendly their own lifestyle is — and that it’s ‘greener’ than that of an average person.
The World Health Organization (WHO) responded to Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, days after he said there was no established link between air pollution and a shorter life span.
Two people are in critical condition in Hong Kong as the Chinese territory witnessed yet another round of violent clashes between protesters and police that disrupted traffic and subway services in the Chinese territory.
A new study looking at incidence of disease data in the US from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65. The most notable findings pertain to increases in these OACs among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic women and men for whom certain cancers increased by 200-400 percent.