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).

India, according to a report, incurred over USD 55 billion losses in terms of labour output caused by air pollution in 2013, which is about 0.84 per cent of its GDP, the government today said.

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Researchers have found strong evidence that environmental exposures, including air pollution, affect gene expressions associated with respiratory diseases much more than genetic ancestry.

Of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), <50% complete treatment. Most treatment failures for patients with MDR TB are due to death during TB treatment. We sought to determine the proportion of deaths during MDR TB treatment attributable to TB itself. We used a structured verbal autopsy tool to interview family members of patients who died during MDR TB treatment in India during January–December 2016.

If you have a low-cost air quality monitor at home, you can now be part of a large pollution study to understand its dynamics in the capital.

NEW DELHI: There were no conclusive data to establish direct correlation of death or disease exclusively due to air pollution, the government said today, but asserted it could be one of the "trigge

At least 47 million children under the age of five live in areas facing severe air pollution with dangerous effluent density, a report said on Monday.

KOLKATA: The persistent early morning fog — innocuous though it may seem — has left a trail of illnesses in Kolkata, including a drug-resistant cough that has been affecting children.

As Rwandans usher into the new year of 2018, the ministry of environment through Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has devised new measures while strengthen the existing ones to ensure