Tag Archives: Millions

Perspectives: New TB Treatment Creates Hope For Millions Living In Poorer Countries, But More Work Needs To Be Done On Novel Antibiotics

Editorial pages express views about the breakthrough in treatment for hard-to-cure Tuberculosis cases. The Wall Street Journal: A New Dose Of Hope In The Battle With Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease: Between 2007 and 2017, an estimated 94.5 million people caught tuberculosis, and more than 14 million died from it. Rising numbers… 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 »

Smoke-Filled Snapshot: California Wildfire Generates Dangerous Air Quality For Millions

At 11 a.m. last Friday, thousands of former Paradise, Calif., residents were taking stock of all they had lost to the worst wildfire in the state’s history while they continued the grim task of looking for missing loved ones. At the same moment, with smoke from the deadly Camp Fire blanketing much of the state,… Read More »