All age groups in the UK are smoking less — but the largest decrease is among 18- to 24-year-olds, according to the Office of National Statistics. Why is that?
Why young people are now less likely to smoke
A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found an explicit link between the color of a taxi and its accident rate. An analysis of 36 months of detailed taxi, driver and accident data from two fleets of yellow and blue taxis in Singapore suggested that yellow taxis have fewer accidents than blue taxis. The higher visibility of yellow makes it easier for drivers to avoid getting into accidents with yellow taxis, leading to a lower accident rate, reported.
Safer to ride in yellow taxis
Syrian children show symptoms of ‘toxic stress’ and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Syrian children suffering toxic stress
While the maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide, the situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception.
Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except US
By Ambassador Amina Mohamed and Siddharth Chatterjee*
For societies to thrive, we must ensure gender equality
The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen to their lowest level since the 19th century as coal use continues to plummet, analysis suggests.
UK carbon emissions drop to lowest level since 19th century
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that one in four children under five die each year across the world due to exposure to various environmental risks, including pollution.
Environmental risks kill nearly two million children each year: WHO
An Iranian plastic surgeon voiced concern about the high number of burn victims in the country, blaming most skin burn on ‘human error’.
Iranian specialist blames skin burns on ‘human error’
In South Asian societies, as elsewhere, it all too common for women to be held back, time and again Women’s potential remains largely untapped — which is not only morally wrong, but also economically unwise.
Breaking barriers for women a short cut to development
Global carmakers, stung by emissions scandals, are racing to hunt down every gram of harmful CO2 spewed out on the roads as tougher pollution rules kick in.
Carmakers rev up emissions cuts as tough rules loom

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