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Apr 2021

Can apple pectin boost your immunity?

Fruits like apples are known to create a stronger immune system, which in turn can decrease the risk of diseases like the flu. Apples are rich in soluble fiber like pectin which may reduce the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthen the immune system. According to a study from the University of Illinois, lab […]

Jan 2021

Short- and Long-Term Lung Damage from COVID-19

COVID-19 can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways and across a spectrum of levels of disease severity, depending on a person’s immune system, age and comorbidities. Symptoms can range from mild, such as cough, shortness of breath and fevers, to critical disease, including respiratory failure, shock and multi-organ system failure. Read More

Jan 2021

Dietary Fiber Confers Protection against Flu by Shaping Ly6c− Patrolling Monocyte Hematopoiesis and CD8+ T Cell Metabolism

Dietary fiber protects against chronic inflammatory diseases by dampening immune responses through short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Here we examined the effect of dietary fiber in viral infection, where the anti-inflammatory properties of SCFAs in principle could prevent protective immunity. Read More

Aug 2020

South Asia Is Smothered in Toxic Air, Report Finds

At a country level, weighted by population, Bangladesh emerges as the most polluted country on average, closely followed by Pakistan and India, making South Asia an especially toxic region. Last year, a report from the United Nations Environment Program found that toxic air kills seven million people every year, with most of those deaths occurring in the […]

Jul 2020

Heavy metal pollution and transboundary issues in ASEAN countries

The presence of heavy metals in waterways is a major threat to human health, and such metals cause stomach cancer and brain damage. Heavy metals are generally defined as metals that have high densities and cause water contamination and environmental problems. Heavy metals in the natural environment mainly include cobalt, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, […]

Jan 2020

Five ways in which disasters worsen air pollution

According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 7 million people die prematurely from disease caused by air pollution. That is 800 people every hour, or 13 every minute, dying because of the dirty air they breathe. Approximately, 4 million of these deaths occur in the Asia-Pacific region. Industries and storage sites can see […]

Jan 2020

“It’s uncharted territory”: How Australia’s fires are impacting children

Every parent knows what it’s like to be stuck inside the house with children on snow days or rainy days,  when the weather causes normal life to grind to a halt. But what if the bad weather was a cloud of noxious fumes caused by giant bushfires? And what if the air inside the house […]

Apr 2018

Fears of a second Hong Kong water scare as heavy metals found in public estate tap water

The tests, conducted over the past month, show the water contains metallic impurities, including lead, aluminium, iron, zinc and copper. Fears of another Hong Kong water scare were ignited on Tuesday after lead and other toxic heavy metals were found in tap water at a public housing estate in Shau Kei Wan. “I do not […]

Feb 2017

Fukushima Radiation: Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over, or worse At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over – with updates Opinion by Gary Stamper The heart-breaking news from Fukushima just keeps getting worse…a LOT worse…it is, quite simply, an out-of-control flow of death and destruction. TEPCO is finally admitting that radiation has been leaking to the Pacific Ocean […]

Jan 2017

Vietnam investigates mass fish deaths Vietnam investigates mass fish deaths Authorities are looking into whether pollution is to blame for a spate of mysterious mass fish deaths along the country’s central coast  A villager shows dead sea fish he collected on a beach in Phu Loc district, in the central province of Thua Thien Hue. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images Vietnam said […]

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