They’re cloyingly sweet, nutritionally empty—and, increasingly, subject to taxation. More than 35 countries and seven cities in the US — now impose a tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, and several more places are considering it.
Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight low- and middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age 5 - up to five times higher than the already high levels observed in high-income settings.
The study reports monetary estimates for the main children health problems that are consequences of early exposure to air pollution, 80 percent of which is attributable to burning of coal, oil, diesel and gas.
BPA or Bisphenol A (a toxic ingredient in plastic products) levels on might be far higher then we previously tested, a new study, that used new device to measure levels of the common industrial chemical in our bodies, suggests
The discovery of abundant toxic nanoparticles from air pollution in human brains was made in 2016. A comprehensive global review earlier in 2019 concluded that air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body.
The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who lived 5300 years ago, and are still present in non-Westernized populations in various parts of the world.
Dutch researchers have found recently announced that cells exposed to microplastics experience cell death three times faster than those that are not. With microplastic pollution everywhere, the findings are sobering.
A big study examined the records of more than a quarter million pregnant women in Beijing from 2009 to 2017 in light of the womens' exposure to air pollution. Among the women 17,497 were found to have experienced silent miscarriages.
Researchers have shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed.
India has become the latest country to join the bandwagon of nations around the world that have banned the use and sale of e-cigarettes. In total 21 countries have already banned them.
A large European study in 10 countries found that participants who drank two or more glasses of sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft drinks drinks per day had a higher risk of all-cause mortality.