Author: Jessica Kean

Could vertical forests improve our cities and health?

Bosco Verticale in Milan is a pair of residential towers with over 900 trees and 11,000 plants.A UN ‘World Cities’ report has predicted that two thirds of us will live in cities by 2030. Could buildings like Bosco Verticale help to tackle pollution and improve people’s health? Digital producer: Jack Burgess Camerawork: Anand JagatiaDiscover more…

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Russian Alcohol Consumption by State Down 43%, WHO report says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCustomers in a Moscow bar on why Russians are drinking lessRussian alcohol consumption decreased by 43% from 2003 to 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) report says.It attributed the decline to a series of alcohol-control measures implemented by the state, and a push towards healthy lifestyles.The WHO…

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A Former Diet Rite Cola Addict Built A $100M Firm

Image copyright Robert Meares Image caption Kara Goldin created the $100m business in her kitchen The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Kara Goldin, founder of US flavoured water company Hint.Kara Goldin says she unwittingly developed an addiction that impacted on her health…

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DR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Health workers and those who may have had contact with Ebola patients have received the first vaccine Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are planning to use a second Ebola vaccine to help control an outbreak that has killed more than 2,100 people.In July, former Health Minister Oly…

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