Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma attacks in children, who live near a busy, major roadway or a playground, is often severe, suggests a new study. Long-time exposure to traffic-related pollution and dust has been linked to asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of paediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away. It has been long known that smog and pollution can bring on an asthma attack…

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After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret – the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses. The sea of colour in Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, three hours south of Bangkok, is a show-stopping feat of nature that has locals hoping for a tourist bonanza. But it has also sparked warnings over the fragility of the environment with park rangers pleading with people not to visit until the lake is healthy enough to deal with an influx of tourists….

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Smartphone Use Near Bedtime May Lead to Poor Sleep

Smartphone Use Near Bedtime May Lead to Poor Sleep

If you want to improve your sleep, better cut down on smartphone use near bedtime, suggests a new study that found longer average screen-time is associated with poor sleep quality and less sleep overall. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression. “Exposure to smartphone screens, particularly around bedtime, may negatively impact sleep,” the study said. For the study, Matthew Christensen from the University of California – San Francisco, US, and colleagues sought to test the hypothesis that increased screen-time may be associated with poor…

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OnePlus 2 Gets Near Final Build of OxygenOS 3.0 Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

OnePlus 2 Gets Near Final Build of OxygenOS 3.0 Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

OnePlus earlier this month started soak testing an OxygenOS 3.0 update based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Now, ahead of the official release, the company has made available the final ‘community build’ for OxygenOS 3.0 that users can flash onto their devices. The company says it wants the community’s help to make sure it works our “any remaining kinks” before the official OTA update is made available to the general public. OnePlus is seeking feedback on three aspects – Network Testing, Camera, and Performance. Specifically, the community is being looked to…

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