Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas, and it’s many times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.
The lead pipes in some old buildings could contaminate drinking water.
High levels of lead were unexpectedly found in 14 UK schools’ drinking water: so how much do we really know about what’s in our pipes?
Programs that promote more education could also improve longterm health.
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Mexican Americans who have more formal education than their parents are much less likely to have Type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
A human rights-based approach to food production will have environmental, social and economic benefits.
The hidden costs of industrial food production include immense health and environmental impacts. These include millions of deaths, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Schistosoma under the microscope..
Although there is no evidence yet that it affects COVID-19 vaccines, schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, has been associated with lower vaccine immunity for several vaccines.
Families found themselves in need of food assistance during the pandemic.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
COVID-19 vaccines have been proved safe and effective. But it’s understandable to have questions.
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An infectious disease doctor explains the science behind COVID-19 vaccines at a level that children – and adults – of all ages can understand.
Disease and public health confusion were common in 18th-century England.
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The 2,000-line poem by Scottish physician John Armstrong was written during a time of pandemic, war and increasing public disinformation. What can readers learn from it today?
During fracking, water is mixed with fluids and injected into the ground.
New research shows how fracking could pose a threat to surface water quality, with consequences for human and environmental health.
A little more than 8% of vaccinated people in the U.S. have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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It has been six months since the Johnson & Johnson vaccine received emergency use authorization. What does six months of data show about its efficacy, side effects and protection from variants?
Many elderly ended up in workhouses as they were unable to work normal jobs and therefore cover the costs of living.
The quality of life for the elderly in Georgian England was so bad many chose suicide.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
Ron Eland, a South African Olympian who would go on to represent Great Britain in the 1948 Olympic Games.
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A new book explores physical culture in a social and historical context, focusing on colonial settings.
Masks are an important tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
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Vaccinations, masks and some distancing – along with low community transmission – can help protect students in classrooms and cafeterias.
During the pandemic, Australians have been using food delivery apps more than ever. We’ve assessed how healthy the options available to us are — and the news isn’t good.
Waste products from factories like this could hold the key to more novel antibiotic discoveries.
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Discovery of a new antibiotic compound from a Nigerian environment is good news for researchers in this field.
People have been gaining weight during the pandemic.
Brits have gained weight during the pandemic, but historically diets alone have not created better health.
People who live in Blackpool and other coastal towns have poorer health than average, according to a new report.
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People living in English seaside towns often suffer from higher levels of heart disease and stroke.
Monkeypox can only be diagnosed through a laboratory test.
Recent developments have shown that Nigeria requires improved surveillance to keep other diseases like Monkeypox at bay while battling COVID-19.
A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face masks during rush hour at Shinagawa Station. A recent survey suggests that 83 per cent of Japanese citizens don’t want the Olympics to proceed as scheduled, fearing a surge in case numbers.
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Let’s make one thing perfectly clear — nothing short of people’s lives are at stake at the Tokyo Olympics. No amount of money can justify a single preventable death.