Each of us has a responsibility to protect our environment. It is not just about protecting it for our future generations but also for the present generation, actor Lakshmi Manchu has said.

New tests carried out by the Associated Press have found that the waters around Rio de Janeiro are heavily and dangerously contaminated, even 1Km out to sea.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) on Tuesday played down concerns about pollution at Rio's Rodrigo de Freitas lake, describing the venue's water quality as "very acceptable".

Australia's Olympic sailing boss Peter Conde has called on the sport to pressure Rio Olympics organizers to clean up water pollution ahead of next year's Games.

he changing global demographic characteristics of dementia have led to worldwide predictions of unaffordable treatment and care costs over the coming decades. Recognition of the economic consequences has encouraged many countries to develop national dementia plans, as well as international actions such as the G8 Dementia Summit in London, UK, in 2013 and the WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2015.

The water quality at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro is a serious issue but will be resolved by the time the Games begin next year, Rio Organising Committee president Carlos Nuzman said

The prevalence of overweight among Swedish young adults has nearly doubled since the 1980s. The weight increase has been paralleled by the increased use of computers at work, at school, and at leisure time. The aim was to examine leisure time computer use for gaming, and for emailing/chatting, in relation to overweight development in young adults.

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Different from last year's World Cup, an event which attracted widespread protests and was criticized by slow stadium construction, organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics that start within year from n

Rio de Janeiro can be proud of the four Olympic test events held so far in the city, the head of the Rio 2016 coordinating committee said on 12 August, as officials once again played down concerns

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, with its glistening waters, is one of this tropical city's most picturesque spots. Just don't look too closely at those waters.