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Heat waves impacted millions of people

Climate change made a severe rise in heat in India and Pakistan 30 times more likely, says a study by Extreme Event Attribution. By Saadia Azim Two people were killed on May 30 whe...

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Climate change to have grim health fallout

According to WHO, climate change will cause around 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress between the years 2030 and 2050...

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I am an introvert but lockdown wasn’t for me.

I, along with many others, considered the lockdown a haven for introverts. But soon the piercing arrow of reality burst my bubble....

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China’s zero Covid strategy faces old age hurdle

The overall vaccination rate in China stands at nearly 88 percent. But only about half of those over 80 and 48% of those over 60 have received two vaccinations...

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Bleak lives: Women and children with HIV

Forty six percent of the 1.7 million children infected with HIV in 2020 had no access to life-saving treatments....

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Fake news, post truth delay global climate justice

"The ideological position of media, influences the intensity and content about climate action, in developed and developing countries alike.", says the new IPCC report ...

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India’s global warming paradox

Forests are supposed to fight climate change, but in India’s case opposite could be true:  forests could succumb to climate change if no urgent ameliorative measures are taken....

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COVID lockdown: Drones, robot dogs patrol ‘ghost town’ Shanghai

The recent surge in Coronavirus cases in China, although small compared to some other countries, is a significant challenge to China's zero-Covid strategy...

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Busting infertility myths: It’s not just women’s fault

One-third of infertility cases are caused by male reproductive issues, one-third by female reproductive issues, and one-third by both male and female reproductive issues. ...

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Climate change harms your health

And the Covid pandemic by cutting down spending on emissions may have further harmed the climate...

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In numbers: India’s continuing TB battle

Nearly a third of the world’s Tuberculosis cases occur in India. Notwithstanding the impact of COVID and financial challenges, the country remains committed to eliminating the di...

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Hong Kong COVID deaths: Virus’ rise from the dead

Just as we thought that the Covid-19 pandemic was coming to an end, and economies around the world were beginning to recover, the outbreak of the contagion in Hong-Kong and several...

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