Category Archives: Medical Studies

Millions of premature births could be linked to air pollution, study finds

Premature births across 183 countries may be associated with fine particulate matter, a common air pollutant, with Africa and Asia especially affected Air pollution could be a contributing factor in millions of premature births around the world each year, a … Continue reading

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Chinese air pollution linked to respiratory and cardiovascular deaths 

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The researchers reported their results in “Fine … Continue reading

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Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women 

Tiny particles that pollute the air — the kind that come mainly from power plants and automobiles — may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to USC-led research. Scientists and engineers found that older women … Continue reading

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Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia 

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. Led by PHO … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Your Skin 

Research shows air pollution damages and prematurely ages skin Lung and heart diseases have long been linked to air pollution, but the effects on skin are now beginning to be understood. Air pollution, especially in large and heavily polluted cities, … Continue reading

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Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains 

Detection of ‘abundant’ magnetite particles raises concerns because of suggested links to Alzheimer’s disease Toxic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in human brains in “abundant” quantities, a newly published study reveals. The detection of the particles, in brain … Continue reading

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Pollution particles ‘get into brain’

Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research. Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s – though evidence for this is lacking. The finding … Continue reading

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Major Study Links Air Pollution to Increased Mental Illness in Children

A ground-breaking new study from Sweden has highlighted a link between poor air quality and increased levels of mental illness in children. Though scientists have uncovered a growing body of evidence which had pointed to the link in the past, … Continue reading

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