Shift work not linked to prostate cancer: Study

While the overall risk of developing cancer may be higher among shift workers, they do not develop prostate cancer more frequently than their colleagues who work during the day, a large study involving around 28,000 employees has found.

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

WHO reassures on health impact of mobile phones

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has again sought to reassure billions of mobile phone subscribers globally that no adverse effect has been found till date on an individual's health by its use.

Air pollution leading cause of lung cancer

World Health Organization has declared pollutants in the air as leading environmental cause of lung cancer.

Rio+21 water cooperation programme launched

A Mumbai NGO has launched the Rio+21 International Year of Water Cooperation India Program among youths and students to promote water cooperation and sustainable development.

`Precipitation, river discharges increase climate change`

Increased precipitation and river discharge in the Arctic Ocean has the potential to speed climate change as it can lower salinity and cause warmer surface temperatures, says a US study.

Diesel exhaust causes cancer, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) cancer research agency classified diesel engine exhaust as cancer-causing on Tuesday, and urged action to reduce human exposure to it.