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According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Tackle air pollution and breathe life into your walks

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
With 22 out of the world’s 30 most polluted cities being in India, is it safe to take prolonged walks outdoors?
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Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs.(Unsplash)
Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs.(Unsplash)

Cooking with wood or coal can increase risk of respiratory illness

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 12:31 PM IST
A new study says that burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalisation or even dying from respiratory diseases.
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The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as the first line of defence, helping to recognise airborne pathogens.(Shutterstock)
The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as the first line of defence, helping to recognise airborne pathogens.(Shutterstock)

Getting tonsils removed puts you at risk of flu, asthma and pneumonia

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 12:48 PM IST
Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood can put you at greater risk of diseases like asthma, influenza and pneumonia, shows this new study.
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