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Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year

From heart disease to type 2 diabetes, noise is having dire effects on people’s health. So who is most at risk, what can be done about it – and can you protect yourself? — Shortly after I sat down to read up on the auditory and non-auditory effects of noise on health in the Lancet, …

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After 18 years, polio back in Papua New Guinea – WHO

PNG has not had a case of the disease since 1996, and was certified as polio-free in 2000 along with the rest of the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific region — (SYDNEY, Australia) An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government said, with the …

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