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#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

All of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

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Washington state to become first state in USA to allow ‘human composting’

Lawmakers in Washington state passed Senate Bill 5001, a bill that would allow human remains to be composted. If Governor Jay Inslee signs the bill, Washington state would be the first state to allow human composting and it would take effect from May 1, 2020. The Seattle Times reported that Democratic Governor Jay Inslee’s office […]

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Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

A larger and larger share of the world’s population now lives in cities and WHO estimates that more than 450 million of the global human population suffer from a mental disorder, a number that is expected to increase. Now, based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University have mapped the presence […]

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Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provide

New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. The effects of sleep deprivation on the brain are numerous, from inducing an inebriation-like state of cognitive impairment to hindering our ability to learn and form new memories. New research highlights another neurological […]

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Microplastics discovered in human stools across the globe in ‘first study of its kind’

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria monitored a group of participants from countries across the world, including Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the UK and Austria. The results show that every single stool sample tested positive for the presence of microplastic and up to nine different plastic […]

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Mosquitoes are eating plastic and spreading it to new food chains, reveals study

Mosquito larvae that grow up in water contaminated with plastic accumulate the litter in their bodies – and some of it remains there even after the larvae emerge as adult flies. The mosquitoes may exacerbate the problem of plastic contamination when they are eaten by animals living on land. Plastic pollution is ubiquitous in the […]

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: Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Animals are developing cancer due to significant changes in the environment caused by humans, scientists claim. Pollution in oceans, radiation from power plants and pesticides from farms may be causing wild animals to develop tumours, according to experts from Arizona State University. Light pollution and animals eating human food from rubbish may also be driving […]

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The dangerous health hazard of plastic on animals

The dangerous health hazard of plastic on animals

While scientist are still unearthing health hazards due to plastic on human, many reports of animals deaths due to plastic consumption are known now. Humans are affected through the food chain when they eat animals that have consumed plastic. Plastic pollution has been described as being highly detrimental to large marine mammals. Some marine species, […]

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‘Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention,’ says Vice President

‘Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention,’ says Vice President

  The Vice President said that it is apt that the author has chosen these subjects at an appropriate time when India is journeying through a phase of growth and development. He further said that cleanliness is next only to godliness. Cleanliness and waste management are not only linked to hygiene but management of resources […]

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