In this population-based cohort study of 451 743 individuals from 10 countries in Europe, greater consumption of total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality. Consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks was positively associated with deaths from circulatory diseases, and sugar-sweetened soft drinks were associated with deaths from digestive diseases.

Badgers are Britain’s most flattened mammals, according to a new roadkill survey, which reveals more than 900 have been crushed on highways so far in 2019.

Two of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are accelerating the drive towards greener vehicles by pledging to replace their existing fleet of vans with all-electric models by 2030.

Air pollution may shave as much as seven months off the life expectancy of children who live in congested cities, UK research suggests.

Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists.

This report provides a summary of the UK weather and climate through the calendar year 2018, alongside the historical context for a number of essential climate variables. This is the fifth in a series of annual “State of the UK climate” publications and an update to the 2017 report.

This report sets out the Adaptation Committee’s latest assessment of progress in preparing for climate change in England, and provides a first evaluation of the Government’s second National Adaptation Programme.

Vaccines have revolutionized public health, preventing millions of deaths each year, particularly in childhood. Yet, there is considerable variability in the magnitude and persistence of vaccine-induced immunity. Maintenance of specific antibody is essential for continuity of vaccine-induced serological protection.

A collaboration between a British university and Indian institutions is helping improve the survival rates associated with childhood cancer in India.

Tens of millions of pounds are to be spent on developing “super crops” to improve diets in poor countries in the face of climate change, the government has said.

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