Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI – Environmental pollution – from filthy air to contaminated water – is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world, more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, and more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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Study: Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975

Study: Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975

The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study disclosed on Wednesday. Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity far outstripped the decline in under-nutrition.

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