Diagnosing the EU climate-change disease European Voice Commenting on the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Connie Hedegaard, the European commissioner for climate action, pointed out that if your doctor was 95% sure...
If you knew you were ill, you would look for a cure... This article asks why we do not do the same for the planet?
In 2010, some 223000 people around the world died from lung cancer caused by exposure to air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. And more than half of those deaths are believed to have been ...
With the world watching air pollution levels skyrocket in China, perhaps we need to compare global pollution hotspots. Figures for other nations are surprisingly high...take Iran for example. Do you think new global legislation on air quality needs implementing?
The Guardian Parents to be warned of 'obesity timebomb' The Guardian New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says parents and children must be encouraged to face up to the fact obesity can lead to health...
I am the first generation of parents who will see the life expectancy of my children become lower than mine in a century. Obese children often come from households where others are also overweight. Why are 34 per cent of children in Year 6 in the UK already overweight? What are the key causes?
Metro Malaria vaccine could be in widespread use by 2015 after successful trial Metro The introduction of the world's first malaria vaccine could be less than two years away following significant results from an ongoing trial.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International Chad: Malaria peak, a preventable emergency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International ALT MSFSince July 2013, MSF medical team provided care for over 30.000 people infected with malaria in Massakory...
The Guardian Aircraft noise linked to higher rates of heart disease and stroke near Heathrow Imperial College London Risks of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke and heart disease are higher in areas with high levels of aircraft noise, a...
UN News Centre UN renews pledge to help Haiti overcome cholera epidemic UN News Centre 9 October 2013 – The United Nations remains committed to do all that it can do to help the people of Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic, a spokesperson for the...
Wall Street Journal Chevron Protests Amazon Pollution, Says Ecuadorian Courts Used Bribes To ... Huffington Post But in 2011, an Ecuadorean court awarded $18 billion to people from the village of Lago Agrio, which was affected by the pollution.
We Have the Power to End AIDS, TB and Malaria 3BL Media (press release) Smart investments will diminish the threat posed by drug-resistant TB – and one of the best options available today is the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Study explains indirect burden of malaria on childhood deaths News-Medical.net Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular...
Philly.com Here's where you're most likely to die from air pollution Grist Where on Earth are you most likely to die early from air pollution? NASA provides the answer with this mortally serious view of the planet, and it is: lots of places.
The database contains results of urban outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1100 cities in 91 countries.
The geography of air pollution, the global distribution of particulate matter. Data for the Middle East shows a high level of particulate matter, last year fieldwork data for carbon dioxide showed levels over 1000ppm. Air pressure being a significant causal factor. High pressure is common here and therefore so is calm weather. Pollutants cannot escape the city. What is the situation where you live?
Washington Post (blog) Chinese city shut down by off-the-charts pollution Washington Post (blog) A man pushes a bike onto a bridge during a day of heavy pollution in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province Monday Oct.
A useful site with weather map showing why China is suffering from severe air pollution levels.
Washington Post Beijing announces emergency measures amid fog of pollution CNN International The city's Heavy Air Pollution Contingency Plan stipulates that when there is "serious pollution for three consecutive days," a warning system comprising...
Will China continue with business as usual, even when environmental degradation has got to this level? How does air quality impact on life expectancy and DALYs?
MedCity News IBM wants to use big data to predict heart disease long before it strikes VentureBeat The company, joined by Sutter Health and Geisinger Health Systems, has received a $2 million grant to use big data analytics to detect the signs of...
BBC News Nations adopt landmark mercury pollution convention BBC News Nations have begun signing a legally binding treaty designed to curb mercury pollution and the use of the toxic metal in products around the globe.
UN Sued for Haiti Cholera Epidemic Wall Street Journal Five Haitians sued the United Nations on Wednesday for causing a cholera outbreak starting in 2010 that left thousands dead after a devastating earthquake that year.
Xinhua China offers rewards to six regions to fight air pollution Reuters India BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan for curbing air pollution in six regions where the problem is serious,...
In most cases, the most toxic pollution lingers for a few days or even weeks, bringing increases in respiratory and cardiac health problems at hospitals. Eventually the weather breaks, the air clears, and memories of foul air ...
Times of India Environment ban reimposed on polluted Vapi Times of India AHMEDABAD: Vapi and the industrial estate in its vicinity have once again made it to the list of the most polluted place in the country.
Vaccine News Daily Study finds climate change not likely to worsen malaria in West Africa Vaccine News Daily Overall infection rates of malaria are unlikely to increase in West Africa as a result of climate change, according to a study published on...
This is an interesting story as it goes against previous beliefs about hoe climate change will impact on infection rates of malaria
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