93% children breathe toxic air globally: WHO

New Delhi, Oct 31 Every day, around 93 per cent of the children globally under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Tragically, many of…

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Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' for first time in season: authorities

New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Delhi’s air quality turned ‘severe’ on Tuesday for the first time this season with stubble burning intensifying in neighbouring states, authorities said.

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was 401, falling in the ‘severe’ category, the highest this season, Central Pollution Control Board officials…

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Breastfeeding contributes to good gut bacteria formation in babies

London, Oct 30 Breastfeeding plays an important role in providing good gut bacteria to babies until the age of two-and-a-half with little change after this point, says a new research.

The study found that the bacterium, bifidobacterium, was abundant in breast milk that declined rapidly after breastfeeding…

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Thick hazy morning in Delhi chokes, air quality deteriorates

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The national capital on Monday was enveloped in a thick blanket of haze with the minimum temperature recorded at 15.5 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, while the air quality continued to deteriorate

“The sky will remain clear throughout the day,” said an India…

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Gut bacteria can contribute to diabetes: Study

London, Oct 29  Gut bacteria has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin and can thus contribute to Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.

The study explored that the gut microbiota of people with treatment-naive Type-2 diabetes can be linked to a different metabolism of…

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