Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

Nations with least emissions most vulnerable to climate change

 Countries that emit the least amounts of greenhouse gases are ironically the most vulnerable to climate change effects such as increased frequency of natural disasters, changing habitats and human health impacts, a new study has found.

Rats can cause health threats to poultry, humans: Study

A new study has revealed that rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them.

Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ''flawed'' US regulations

US regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

Over 66,700 rural habitations drink contaminated water: Govt.

There are more than 66,700 rural habitations wherein one or more drinking water sources are contaminated and these areas are yet to be provided with safe drinking water.

Dairy products make probiotics more effective

 The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverages, or other material carrying the probiotics, a study shows.

Exercise in childhood yields rewards later

Early age exercise helps not only to lose weight later but also positively impacts the willingness for exercise in adulthood, says a study.

Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey

Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED) celebration, which falls on June 5, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) released the findings of the TERI Environmental Survey 2015 on Wednesday.

Is too much exposure to outdoors bad?

Several studies have linked exposure to nature with improved human health and well-being. But how much of the nature's dose do we really need?

Climate change has negative impact on human health

A new study has revealed that climate change has negative impact on the human health.

Waste water treatment linked to antibiotic resistance

Improving the process of waste water treatment and discharge is a key to arrest the rise of antibiotic resistance, shows a new research.

Added fructose driving the rise in diabetics

Consumption of foods and beverages containing added sugars, particularly added fructose, is a major factor behind the dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes, contends a study.

Phone towers, transmission lines not harmful for human health

A new study has challenged the findings of several past studies that suggests that magnetic fields created by phones, high-voltage power lines and other electrical equipment are harmful for humans.

Targeting emissions of pollutants can't protect against long-term climate change

Targeting emissions of pollutants can't protect against long-term climate change

A new study has claimed that targeting emissions of non-CO2 gases and air pollutants with climate effects might produce smaller benefits for long-term climate change than previously estimated.

Vitamin D deficiency risk to 84 % Indians: Report

Changing lifestyle, increasingly odd working hours and limited outdoor activities are leaving a bad impact on human health as 84 per cent of the country`s population was found vitamin D deficient, a recent study said here today.

Even low doses of chemical in plastics are hazardous for human health

While traditional toxicology studies have indicated that only very high doses of Bisphenol A (BPA)- known endocrine disruptor that hijacks the normal responses of hormones- affect exposed animals, a new study has revealed that the lower doses of the chemical may also affect humans.

Air pollution reaches dangerous levels in Singapore

Air pollution in Singapore Thursday reached levels dangerous for human health due to smoke from fires set in nearby Indonesia to clear land for crop planting.

83,000 toxic chemicals pose unknown threats

Some 83,000 synthetic chemicals circulate freely in water, soil, air, wildlife, food and manufactured goods, posing unknown threats to human and environmental health, scientists warn.

Animal diseases pose big challenge to human health: WHO Chief

Animal diseases emerging at an alarming pace are posing a big challenge to human health, the chief of the UN health body warned on Thursday.

Pythons` big hearts hold clues for human health

You don`t think of pythons as big-hearted toward their fellow creatures. They`re better known for the bulge in their bodies after swallowing one of those critters whole.

E-waste damages environment, endangers human health

Due to the crude recycling process, many pollutants are released from e-waste.