90% of kids breathe polluted air. A new World Health Organization (WHO) report finds that air pollution afflicts 90% of children around the world and contributes to 600,000 child deaths annually. Unsurprisingly, the numbers are far more dire in developing nations, where 98% of children under the age of 5 are exposed to more pollutants than recommended. “Air pollution is stunting our children’s brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected,” said the WHO’s Dr. Maria Neira in a statement. (Fortune)

Man’s best friend’s nose for disease. Your dog’s nose knows. Seriously. Take a breather from the usual whirlwind of news this Monday afternoon and read this fascinating Wired piece on the science of why man’s best friend can sniff out diseases and infections such as malaria parasites in children. (Wired)

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