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air pollutionAir pollution deaths at 7 million per year are like unending WW2 scale deaths

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Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million …

gadgetProBar helps you train for mobility with loaded and resisted exercise

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The ProBar was developed out of the necessity to help people move again. Training strength, speed and endurance are all important factors in health and fitness, but mobility is the crux. Open hips will make a runner faster; a full …

diseaseBathroom Hot-Air Hand Dryers spread of lot of Bacteria onto your hands

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New research identifies the kinds and amounts of bacteria from bathroom hand dryers. This follows up work from the University of Leeds Airborne germ counts were 27 times higher around jet air dryers in comparison with the air around paper …

medicine79% of health facilities in Venezuela have no running water

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A survey of 104 health facilities in Venezuela, commissioned by the opposition-controlled National Assembly, describes the huge problems with health care in Venezuela. * 79% of them had no running water at all. * 14% of intensive care units have …

educationThere is an Obesity and diabetes epidemic but doctors are not prepared to enable healthy lifestyle or fixing habits

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A leading GP (general practioner – primary care doctor) estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet but medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect …

asiaReplicating Bangladesh toilet success in poor countries would save over 500,000 lives each year

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Bangladesh remains one of the poorest countries in the world. On a per person basis, Bangladeshi’s have half the income of people in India or Pakistan. Bangaldesh was able mostly defeat diarrhea because they built latrines for the poorest and …

asiaBangaldesh beat diarrhea by making latrines for the poorest and shamed the rest to make their own

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In areas of Bangladesh with good data, the deaths from diarrhea and dysentery have dropped by about 90% since the early 1990s. It is one of Asia’s poorest countries, with only half the GDP per person of India. Bangladesh now …

futureJapan’s lonely seniors are the tip of a global epidemic of senior loneliness

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Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior. Their crimes are usually minor—9 in 10 senior women who’ve been convicted were found guilty of shoplifting. Japan has about 50 to 60 thousand people in prison. The number …

darpaDARPA wants epigenome scanners that can detect any past exposure to WMDs

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DARPA’s new Epigenetic CHaracterization and Observation (ECHO) program aims to build a field-deployable platform technology that quickly reads someone’s epigenome and identifies signatures that indicate whether that person has ever—in his or her lifetime—been exposed to materials that could be …

diseaseScience on track to save us from 10 million deaths per year in 2050 from antibiotic resistant bacteria

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Super bacteria have evolved resistance to dozens of drugs in doctors’ arsenals, leading to infections that are increasingly difficult to treat. Global deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections are predicted to hit 10 million a year by 2050 unless new effective antibiotics …