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Does child malnutrition gets worsened by extreme heat exposure? Study answers

The findings of a new study are worrying because temperatures in West Africa are rising and expected to continue to do so for several decades and the effects of acute and chronic malnutrition in early childhood are irreversible
Médecins Sans Frontières 'MSF' doctor Ibrahim Fori Bwala, left, examines Ja'afar Ahmed, a malnourished child at the Inpatients Therapeutic Feeding Center in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Nigeria is grappling with child malnutrition in its troubled northwest region where armed groups have been targeting rural communities. The food crisis is worsened by an already existing hunger in this part of the West African nation which government statistics say has a 40% poverty rate.  (Nasir Ghafoor/Médecins Sans Frontières via AP)
Médecins Sans Frontières 'MSF' doctor Ibrahim Fori Bwala, left, examines Ja'afar Ahmed, a malnourished child at the Inpatients Therapeutic Feeding Center in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Nigeria is grappling with child malnutrition in its troubled northwest region where armed groups have been targeting rural communities. The food crisis is worsened by an already existing hunger in this part of the West African nation which government statistics say has a 40% poverty rate.  (Nasir Ghafoor/Médecins Sans Frontières via AP)
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 10:30 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New York [us]

Europe broils in heatwaves, France and Spain warn of possible record temperature

In both France and Spain, fierce heat fuelled wildfires — part of a wall of high temperatures moving across Europe, touching even places like Britain, where officials have issued the first-ever extreme heat warning. 
Sunbeds are arranged along a beach, as Europe braces for a heatwave, in Zandvoort on July 18, 2022. - The heatwave, spreading north, began as the second to engulf parts of southwest Europe in weeks, and blazes burning in France, Greece, Portugal and Spain have destroyed thousands of hectares of land and forced thousands of residents and holidaymakers to flee.  ((Photo by Ramon van Flymen / various sources / AFP) / Netherlands OUT)
Sunbeds are arranged along a beach, as Europe braces for a heatwave, in Zandvoort on July 18, 2022. - The heatwave, spreading north, began as the second to engulf parts of southwest Europe in weeks, and blazes burning in France, Greece, Portugal and Spain have destroyed thousands of hectares of land and forced thousands of residents and holidaymakers to flee.  ((Photo by Ramon van Flymen / various sources / AFP) / Netherlands OUT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 07:01 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, La Teste-de-buch, France

Hair care tips: Top 6 ways to help your tresses stay healthy during summers

While basking in sun or styling hair using extra heat, there are several reasons why your tresses could suffer shortage of moisture. Check out these top 6 hair care tips to help your hair stay healthy during the summer months.
Hair care tips: Top 6 ways to help your tresses stay healthy during summers (JESSICA TICOZZELLI)
Hair care tips: Top 6 ways to help your tresses stay healthy during summers (JESSICA TICOZZELLI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 05:36 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Opening windows at night can keep buildings cool during heat waves: Study

  • The study found that a combination of shading and natural ventilation kept apartment temperatures out of the danger zone, even without air conditioning. It also reduced the load on air conditioning by up to 80 per cent.
Opening windows at night, using shades during sunniest part of afternoon can keep homes cool during heat waves: Study(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Opening windows at night, using shades during sunniest part of afternoon can keep homes cool during heat waves: Study(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:31 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Washington

Recipe: Give the summer heat a tropical tangy twist with Kokum Cooler

A refreshing summer drink made from coarsely pounded red chillies and jaggery? We are already drooling! Check out the recipe of Kokum Cooler inside to beat the heat this sultry season and thank us later
Recipe: Give the summer heat a tropical tangy twist with Kokum Cooler (Simrun Chopra)
Recipe: Give the summer heat a tropical tangy twist with Kokum Cooler (Simrun Chopra)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 09:21 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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