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  • Extreme air pollution in Ireland caused by ‘burning of solid fuel’

    October 19, 2017 10:34 PM 13

    Such fuels promoted as ‘low-carbon’ but are devastating in terms of air pollution – expert There should be no cause for complacency in Europe or Ireland over the findings of the Lancet medical journal’s major study of the global health impacts of pollution, which shows air pollution as the single biggest cause of deaths. That is the verdict of Prof Colin

  • Pollution linked to one in six deaths

    October 19, 2017 10:34 PM 13

    Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths

  • Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds

    October 19, 2017 10:34 PM 12

    Dirty air in India and China. Tainted water in sub-Saharan Africa. Toxic mining and smelter operations in South America. Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths annually — or roughly one in six — according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet. If accurate, that means pollution kills three times

  • Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

    October 19, 2017 10:30 PM 4

    Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet. The causes of death vary — cancer, lung disease, heart disease. The report links them to pollution, drawing upon previous studies that show how pollution is tied to a wider range of diseases than previously thought

  • Poor bear the brunt of 9m pollution-linked deaths a year

    October 19, 2017 10:30 PM 5

    ‘Lancet’ findings: Most detailed review of pollution impact on global health ever compiled Pollution is blamed for up to nine million deaths each year worldwide, disproportionately affecting people living in some of the world’s poorest countries, according to a global investigation. The findings, published in The Lancet, include the most in-depth and detailed

  • Diagnosed at 26: Two Time Warrior Helps Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer, One Wish at Time

    October 19, 2017 3:02 PM 14

    Shay Sharpe is simply extraordinary. A young, single mother, she was diagnosed with breast cancer a 26 years old and then again at 36 years old. Even though she had needs of her own, she chose to give back by starting a charity. Unfazed by her mastectomy, she boldly and proudly displays her scars, as her stars. I’m so excited to share her story with you. Meet Madame

  • Roxbury Volleyball Digs Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    October 19, 2017 9:26 AM 14

    ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School volleyball team held its annual Dig Pink event on Oct. 16 and raised about $1,200 to help fight breast cancer. Although the Gaels lost 2-1 to West Morris on the home court, the players felt good about the effort. The Dig Pink game is the biggest event of the volleyball team's season, a night when the Gaels play in honor

  • Health staff offered prizes for flu jabs

    October 19, 2017 6:47 AM 13

    Health trusts are running prize raffles to encourage staff to get the winter flu jab. Uptake among front-line staff is so low, the health trusts are missing targets; last year, the uptake was only 29%. All staff working within the trusts are entitled to the influenza vaccine free of charge. The Public Health Agency is the body responsible for overseeing

  • Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

    October 18, 2017 3:16 PM 11

    An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll published Tuesday. A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since August, the health ministry said in a statement. Madagascar has suffered plague

  • Blood transfusions from THIS group of women could be DEADLY for men

    October 18, 2017 1:47 PM 9

    BLOOD transfusions will sometimes be given to cancer or kidney disease patients. However, new research has found higher mortality rates in men who had been given blood donated by women who had been pregnant. Cancer sufferers may need a blood transfusion because of blood loss during surgery, or because of a side-effect of chemotherapy, while kidney disease