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High levels of mercury in fish affecting foetal growth

Ottawa, May 3 (UNI) Eating large amounts of fish during pregnancy can halter the development of foetus, a recent study has revealed.
According to the researchers from the Université de Montréal's Department of Biological Sciences, the amount of mercury extracted from the sea by industrial fishing has grown steadily since the 1950s, potentially increasing mercury exposure among the populations of several coastal and island nations to levels deemed unsafe for foetal development.
The study, published this week in Scientific Reports, combined data on the amount of mercury fished out of oceans and seas from 1950 to 2014 and the weekly consumption of fish and seafood by the population of 175 countries between 1961 and 2011.
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B'desh FM warns against loan from China through the BRI projects

10 Aug 2022 | 10:23 PM

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNI) Bangladesh Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has warned the developing countries from taking loans through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China. In an interview to the Financial Times (FT), Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal said the developing countries must think twice before taking BRI loans keeping in mind the global inflation and slowing growth which add to the indebted emerging economies.

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UK launches booster polio vaccination for children aged 1-9

10 Aug 2022 | 9:45 PM

London, Aug 10 (UNI) The United Kingdom is starting a booster polio vaccination campaign for children aged one to nine residing in London after finding poliovirus during a sewage inspection in the UK capital, Health Secretary Steve Barclay said on Wednesday.

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Journalist Ovsyannikova charged with defaming Russian armed forces

10 Aug 2022 | 9:39 PM

Moscow, Aug 10 (UNI) Marina Ovsyannikova, a former journalist with Russian broadcaster Channel One, was charged on Wednesday in Moscow with spreading false information about Russian armed forces, her lawyer told Sputnik.

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US kills 4 Al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia

10 Aug 2022 | 8:56 PM

Washington, Aug 10 (UNI) The US military conducted three airstrikes in Somalia killing four members of the al-Shabab terror group (banned in Russia), the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said on Wednesday.

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Japan's daily Covid cases hit record high of 250,403

10 Aug 2022 | 8:38 PM

Tokyo, Aug 10 (UNI) Japan logged 250,403 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a daily record high, amid concerns over a strain on the medical system due to a new wave of the pandemic.

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