Scores More Heart Attacks and Strokes on High Pollution Days, Figures Show

Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each year emergency services see more than 120 additional cardiac arrests, more than 230 additional strokes and nearly 200 more people with asthma requiring hospital treatment …

WHO Director-General Visits Devastated Sites in the Bahamas

The world must rally around the Bahamas in the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Dorian which has not only cost many lives and livelihoods but caused severe damage to essential infrastructure, depriving communities of vital services at a critical time, said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, …

Air Pollution Particles Found on Foetal Side of Placentas

Air pollution particles have been found on the foal side of the placenta, indicating that unborn babies are directly exposed to the black carbon produced by motor traffic and fuel combustion. The research is the first study to show the placental barrier can be penetrated by particles breathed in by …

20 Million Children Miss Out on Lifesaving Vaccines in 2018

20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF. Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with three doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) and one dose of …

Dietary Fibres from Nature

The use of antibiotics significantly improved the medical practice of the 20th century, and with the vaccination it contributed to almost completely eradicating certain diseases. Yet, their efficiency and availability led to overuse, which enabled bad bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics, while good bacteria were destroyed. Therefore, it is …

‘Climate Apartheid’ Will See Millions of World’s Poorest Severely Impacted

A ‘climate apartheid’ will see millions of the world’s poorest people severely impacted. That’s the chilling forecast from UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, who said even if current climate targets are met, tens of millions of people will be impoverished, leading to widespread displacement …