The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year.
A Swedish study led by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that risk for a severe form of retinopathy of prematurity, which can cause blindness in extremely premature babies, was halved when the newborns were given a new supplement combining various fatty acids.
You have heard about the excessive use of air conditioners (AC) being one of the factors influencing global warming and climate change. But did you know, use of air conditioners during peak summers is also one of the causes behind premature deaths?
Around 76.23 percent of the 113 couples surveyed in Mumbai, who conceived through assisted reproductive techniques (ART) had pre-term deliveries. Also, the rate of Caesarean-section deliveries among these couples was 98 percent, showed a pilot study undertaken by National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), a branch of Indian Council of Medical Research.