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Global measles cases skyrocket

Measles cases rose 300 per cent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organisation (WHO) has in recent… Read More »

Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Asthma and traffic pollution are linkedAskin Tulay Over/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the… Read More »