Showing posts with label health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3 Swiss cities among world's top 10 in quality of life

3 Swiss cities among world's top 10 in quality of life
Three Swiss cities, Zurich, Geneva and Basel, have ranked among the world's top 10 cities to live, according to a latest survey on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

French prosecutors open probe into Lactalis baby milk contamination

Lactalis baby milk contamination
French prosecutors have opened a probe into salmonella contamination and a major international recall of baby milk produced by dairy giant Lactalis, AFP reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Air quality again deteriorates in Indian capital city

incursion of pollutants from external sources like stubble burning has stopped.
Air quality in Indian capital city of Delhi has once again deteriorated and slipped from poor to very poor category, state-run broadcaster - All India Radio (AIR) said Tuesday.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ukraine at risk from chemical disaster, water safety in escalating conflict: UN experts

Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety
Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety after an escalation of conflict near water supply facilities in the east of the country, two UN special rapporteurs warned Friday.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

New Delhi Declares Pollution Emergency

The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency
The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

WHO wants farmers to reduce use of antibiotics in food production

antibiotics animals
The World Health Organization has recommended that farmers and those involved in the production of food stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Air pollution causes millions of cases of kidney disease each year: new study

chronic kidney disease
The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to air pollution has reached more than 10 million each year, a new study revealed.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Death toll in Madagascar plague outbreak climbs to 124

Death toll in Madagascar plague outbreak climbs to 124
At least 124 people have now been killed in a plague epidemic in Madagascar since August, the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management said Wednesday. In addition, 1,192 cases of the disease have been registered in the country.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

US state of New York bans electronic cigarettes in workplaces

electronic cigarette
Electronic cigarettes and vaping are being banned in bars, restaurants and most workplaces in the US state of New York under a new law that takes effective in 30 days.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Beijing to cut emission in winter heating season

Beijing winter
Beijing plans to cut over 1,800 tonnes of nitric oxide emissions during this year's winter heating season, said Beijing Thermal Group Sunday.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

California declares state of emergency amid hepatitis A outbreak

hepatitis a outbreak california
California's governor Jerry Brown declared Friday a state of emergency amid the deadly hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

EU vows beefed-up measures to prevent food safety crisis

Fipronil eggs contamination
The European Commission and the European Union (EU) member states on Tuesday agreed to take concrete measures to prevent food safety crisis in the wake of Fipronil eggs contamination scandal.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Contaminated eggs scandal underlines need to enhance food safety coordination within EU

Contaminated eggs
Several European countries are affected by fipronil-contaminated eggs, causing millions of eggs to be removed from shelves in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Heavy polluting vehicles
The UK government is set to announce a complete ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel fuelled cars from 2040, when all vehicles must be fully electric.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Billions of tonnes of plastic accumulating on Earth

Billions of tonnes of plastic
More than 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic has been produced since 1950 according to the first major global analysis of mass-produced plastics.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Dirty water use on crops puts nearly 1 billion at risk: study

Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhea and cholera, a study said on Wednesday.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Cholera death toll rises to 1,500 in war-torn Yemen: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said here on Saturday that a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 1,500 people since late April.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

China's Air Quality Worsens, Again, in May

The air quality in China's major cities was worse in May than the same period last year, due to a sandstorm that swept across much of north China, the environment ministry said Friday.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Munich proposed ban on diesel vehicles prompts heated debate

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday that he saw no alternative to a ban on diesel vehicles in the face of concerning air pollution levels recorded in the Bavarian capital.

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