Category: Health

Pakistan floods, Pakistan climate change, Climate change

Why are climate activists calling for reparations after Pakistan floods?

Pakistan’s catastrophic floods have led to renewed calls for rich polluting nations, which grew their economies through heavy use of fossil fuels, to compensate...

Boris Johnson, obesity plan, UK

Rising obesity projected to hamper developing economies: report

Rising levels of obesity are set to cost the world economy 3.3 percent of GDP by 2060, slowing development in lower-income countries and making it hard for people to...

Israel hybrid fruits

‘Watermelon plums’: Israeli farm pioneer grows hybrid fruits

An Israeli family farm has spent decades developing hybrid fruits, from black apricots to “watermelon plums”, which it says offer unique flavours and added...

China vaccine, efficacy, jabs, vaccine dose

China health chief tells public not to touch foreigners after first monkeypox case

Story by AFP A top Chinese health official on Sep 19 warned the public to avoid “skin-to-skin contact with foreigners” to prevent the spread of monkeypox...

Climate change businesses

Climate change will affect more than 90% of big businesses: report

New data from a unit of S&P Global has shown that more than 90% of big businesses and companies will be terribly affected by the effects of climate change and a...

AIR POLLUTION LUNG CANCER

Scientists discover how air pollution triggers lung cancer

Scientists said on Sep 10 they had identified the mechanism through which air pollution triggers lung cancer in non-smokers, a discovery one expert hailed as “an...

Pakistan lake floods

Pakistan tries to avert lake overflow amid floods; UN warns of more misery

Pakistan is scrambling to widen a breach in its biggest lake to prevent it from overflowing amid unprecedented floods that have inundated a third of the South Asian...

China approves world’s first needle-free Covid-19 vaccine

Chinese drug regulators have approved the world’s first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine, made by Tianjin-based manufacturer CanSino Biologics, boosting the...

US life expectancy, CDC data

US life expectancy fell further in 2021 due to Covid

Life expectancy fell in the United States in 2021 to its lowest since 1996, the second year of a historic retreat due to Covid-19 deaths, provisional government data...

Dog monkeypox

WHO urges caution after dog catches monkeypox

The World Health Organization called on Aug 17 for people infected with monkeypox to avoid exposing animals to the virus following a first reported case of human-to-dog...