"Exposure to concentrations of fine particulate matter above the 2021 WHO guideline level" resulted in premature deaths, says European Environment Agency.
A psychiatry professor's mental health initiative in Zimbabwe has inspired a project to promote mental wellbeing at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
WHO-led study estimates between 670,000 to 1.35 billion young people could be at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening habits, urging governments and manufacturers to do more to protect future hearing.
The fund is targeted at low to middle-income countries to finance efforts like surveillance, research and better access to vaccines.
Indonesia saw a spike in acute kidney injury cases this year linked to ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol, same chemicals responsible for deaths of children in The Gambia.
A full 86 percent of the global premature non-communicable diseases deaths happen in low- and lower middle-income countries, the study says.
Scientists have emphasised the small study did not point towards a cure for the cognitive disorders of people with Down Syndrome and that far more research is needed.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the Americas account for more than half of reported cases as several countries in the continent continue to see increasing numbers of infections.
So far, more than 41,000 cases of monkeypox and 12 deaths have been reported from 96 countries, with the majority of cases from the United States.
The new case of a 46-year-old woman, who died on August 15, comes weeks after the country declared its 14th outbreak over.
Vaccine alliance Gavi has highlighted the improvement since the start of the year, when on average only 31 percent of people across the 92 lower-income countries had received the two initial jabs.
Disease leaves at least 157 children dead with more than 2,000 infections recorded across the landlocked African country, officials say.
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