Change in climate leads to rise in viral diseases in Pune

In the last two weeks, Pune has seen many fluctuations in temperature; due to this the city has seen a rise in the number of patients suffering from viral ailments

Change in climate leads to rise in viral diseases in PuneWith the onset of October heat, residents of Pune are encountering many viral diseases. When the post monsoon showers are still vising the city, differences in temperatures are making people from the city ill. The temperatures are varying between hot and cold and during this transitory period, there is an increase in pathogens and allergens […]

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UN

The annual UN report found that climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes such as droughts and floods, are among the key drivers behind the rise in hunger, together with conflict and economic slowdowns

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UNThe number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 – about one person in every nine. And nearly 151 million under-fives – 22% of the global total – have their […]

Climate change: Rice becoming less nutritious due to high carbon dioxide levels

Rice is under threat of becoming less nutritious due to the harmful effects of man-made CO2 gas emissions, according to a study penned by scientists from across the world

Climate change: Rice becoming less nutritious due to high carbon dioxide levelsHuman-caused greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, scientists said in a study released on Wednesday, raising a worrying possibility about the staple food item for billions of humans. Rice contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most common of the greenhouse gases driving climate […]

Are climate change and diabetes linked?

The researchers found that for every 1-degree Celsius increase in outdoor temperature, there was about a 4% increase of the total diabetes incidence in the United States per year between 1996 and 2009, Blauw said. An increase of 1 degree Celsius is equivalent to an increase of 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit on the Fahrenheit temperature scale

Are climate change and diabetes linked?Scientists have long warned that rising global temperatures may impact public health in a devastating way because climate change is associated with deadly weather events, the spread of infectious diseases and even food shortages. Now, researchers are looking at whether climate change might be linked to another public health concern: Type 2 diabetes. Between 1996 […]

WMA: Climate change poses health risks, emergency funding needed to combat it

Recent climate changes have had widespread impact on human and natural systems. Compelling evidence proves numerous health risks which threaten all countries. Those with generally the poorest health and lowest life and health expectancy will be least able to adapt to the adverse effects of climate. A call for national governments to provide designated funds for the strengthening of health systems to combat climate change has come from the World Medical Association

WMA: Climate change poses health risks, emergency funding needed to combat itIn a policy statement adopted at its annual Assembly in Chicago, the WMA emphasises the urgency for taking action and for emergency planning on local, national and international levels. The WMA says that human influence on the climate system is clear, with recent emissions of green-house gases the highest in history. Recent climate changes have […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Medical groups in the U.S. say climate change needs to be tackled for better health

The harms due to climate change include heat-related illness, worsening chronic illnesses, injuries and deaths from dangerous weather events, infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, illnesses from contaminated food and water, and mental health problems

Medical groups in the U.S. say climate change needs to be tackled for better healthHeatstroke. Asthma. Zika. Climate change is helping illness and disease spread and become more common, a new consortium of medical groups said Wednesday. It’s not just extreme heat and flooding, but more intense storms — including blizzards — and a steady warming trend that lets disease-carrying mosquitoes thrive, the new Medical Society Consortium on Climate […]