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Physically active girls in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence

Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence

Summary:A study of more than 2,300 adolescents underscores the pulmonary health benefits of physical activity.

Physical activity has many well-known health benefits, but its association with lung function in childhood and adolescence is not well understood. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by “la… Read More

To conserve water , Indian farmers are firing up air pollution

To conserve water, Indian farmers fire up air pollution

Summary:A measure to conserve groundwater in northwestern India has led to unexpected consequences: added air pollution in an area already beset by haze and smog.

A measure to conserve groundwater in northwestern India has led to unexpected consequences: added air pollution in an area already beset by haze and smog.

A new study reveals how water-use policies

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Study says that the way we care for the environment, may have social consequences

How we care for the environment may have social consequences

Summary:Anyone can express their commitment to the environment through individual efforts, but some pro-environmental or ‘green’ behaviors may be seen as either feminine or masculine, which researchers say may have social consequences.

Anyone can express their commitment to the environment through individual efforts, but some pro-environmental… Read More

5 or more hours of smartphone usage per day may increase obesity

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Summary:As smartphones continue to be an inherent part of life and grow as a primary source of entertainment — particularly among young people — it leads to a decrease in physical activity. University students who used their smartphones five or more hours a day had a 43% increased risk of obesity and were more likely to have other lifestyle habits… Read More

Shared E-scooters aren’t always as ‘green’ as other transport options says Study

Shared E-scooters

Summary:People think of electric scooters, or e-scooters, as environmentally friendly ways to get around town. But a new study finds it’s not that simple: shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options.

People think of electric scooters, or e-scooters, as environmentally friendly ways to get … Read More

Airships returning to the skies | Making a case for Airships

Making a case for returning airships to the skies

Summary:Reintroducing airships into the world’s transportation-mix could contribute to lowering the transport sector’s carbon emissions and can play a role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen based economy. These lighter-than-air aircraft could ultimately increase the feasibility of a 100% sustainable world.

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One Fourth of World’s population at risk of developing TB

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Summary:A new study has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body. The disease tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, which affects more than 10 million people every year, and kills up to 2 million, making it the most deadly of the infectious diseases.

A new study from Aarhus University… Read More

When plant roots learned to follow gravity | IST Austria

When plant roots learned to follow gravity

Summary:Highly developed seed plants evolved deep root systems that are able to sense Earth’s gravity. The ‘how and when’ of this evolutionary step has, until now, remained unknown. Plant biologists have identified crucial components and processes which only developed in seed plants around 350 million years ago to enable fast and efficient… Read More

Machine learning helps to predict if storms would cause power outages

Machine learning helps predict if storms will cause power outages

Summary:Summer thunderstorms that knock out power grids are common around the world. Computer scientists and meteorologists applied machine learning to predict how damaging each particular storm will be.

Thunderstorms are common all over the world in summer. As well as spoiling afternoons in the park, lightning, rain and strong winds can damage power … Read More

Research says that socially active 60-year-olds face lower dementia risk

Socially active 60-year-olds face lower dementia risk

Summary:Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a new UCL-led study published in PLOS Medicine.

Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a new UCL-led study.

The longitudinal study, published in PLOS Medicine, reports the most

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Study finds that People eating dark chocolate are less likely to be depressed

People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

Summary:Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new UCL-led study looking at whether different types of chocolate are… Read More