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100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: Relief Agency

Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes. Sani Datti, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said, “We have declared a national disaster in four states — Kogi, Delta, Anambra ... Read More »

Excessive airway nerves tied to more severe asthma symptoms, study finds

A new study implicates remodeling of nerves in the airways as a key contributor to heightened sensitivity and airway constriction in patients with asthma. The study published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The results provide new insight into a little-understood factor in the development of asthma, a condition ... Read More »

Delhi-NCR struggles through severe heat wave

While the maximum temperature shot up to 44 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, which was four degrees above the normal, the mercury touched 46 degrees Celsius at Palam, which was six degrees above the normal.  The met department has warned the day maximum temperatures are “very likely” to remain in the ... Read More »

IMD warns of severe dust storm in next few days across northern India

The government has asked the officials for taking precautions as per alert issued by the MeT department to save people. In Uttarakhand, disaster management department is maintaining vigil due to inclement weather and asked all district officers to be cautious.  In Uttar Pradesh,  death toll in dust wind, thunder and heavy ... Read More »