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Early Planet Earth Had Thinner Atmosphere Than Today: Study

Reversing the age-old belief, scientists found that the young Earth atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion years ago was less than half of today’s. In fact, it earth had a thicker atmosphere than today’s, said Indian-origin scientist Sanjoy Som from the University of Washington. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, Som and his team used bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks ...

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India Health Sees Longevity But Poor in HealthCare: Global Study

Besides BP and diabetes, air pollution and water pollution were major triggers to deaths in India, said a global study for 2013 conducted by Delhi-based Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with IHME  and University of Washington. It listed high blood pressure, diabetes and household air pollution from solid fuels were the top three causes of deaths of an ...

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1990 vs 2013: Global life expectancy increased by more than 6 years, says study

Global life expectancy study conducted for 2013 has shown that it increased by 6.2 years, compared to 1990, according to a study published by The Lancet, which means on an average, men live 5.8 years longer and women 6.6 years more. Attributed to decreasing mortality rates for infectious diseases and cardiovascular problems, the increase in global life expectancy was arrived ...

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