CHENNAI: A PIL petition has been filed in the Madras High Court to take steps on a war-footing to control air and water pollution in all slum areas in the City.The first bench of Chief Justice Indi

Melamine and phthalate, mainly di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), are ubiquitously present in the general environment. We investigated whether urine melamine levels can modify the relationship between DEHP exposure and markers of early renal damage in children.

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Household air pollution (HAP) is the eighth leading risk factor for global disease burden, contributing to 2.9 million yearly premature deaths. Nearly 80% of the sub-Saharan population and about 90 million households in Nigeria use biomass as their primary fuel for cooking and energy needs, which can adversely impact their health. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes like stillbirth, preeclampsia, preterm birth, low birth weight, reduced fetal head circumference, miscarriage, and intra-uterine fetal growth retardation (IUGR).

Since at least the 1980s, many farmers in northwest India have switched to mechanized combine harvesting to boost efficiency. This harvesting technique leaves abundant crop residue on the fields, which farmers typically burn to prepare their fields for subsequent planting. A key question is to what extent the large quantity of smoke emitted by these fires contributes to the already severe pollution in Delhi and across other parts of the heavily populated Indo-Gangetic Plain located downwind of the fires.

The maximum cases this month have been reported from Chandrapur where 50 people were treated for hyperthermia, followed by Pune where 21 people suffered from high body temperature, data from Mahara

In 2017, there were 6,144 cases of H1N1 virus and 778 deaths across Maharashtra while in 2016, there were 82 cases of H1N1 virus and 22 deaths.

Worse, it is antibiotic resistant; get yourself tested if you think you have the disease; start treatment immediately, self-quarantine for 2-3 weeks

BENGALURU: A seven-year-old boy from C V Raman Nagar, suffering from cough, running nose and sneezing for months on end was advised by his physician to undergo an allergy test.

BENGALURU: It’s not just the mercury that’s soaring, mosquito menace in the city is on the rise too, say Bengalureans.

Sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminths requires a combination of chemotherapy treatment and environmental interventions, including access to safe drinking water, sufficient water for hygiene, use of clean sanitation facilities, and handwashing (WASH). We quantified associations between home-, school-, and community-level WASH characteristics and hookworm infection—both prevalence and eggs per gram of stool (intensity)—among Togolese school children in the context of community-based chemotherapy treatments administered in the country from 2010 through 2014.

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