Category Archives: Medical Studies

Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China: study

Long-term exposure to harmful smog particles increases the risk of diabetes, a new study in China has shown, providing evidence for a link between the country’s air pollution and the disease. China is facing the largest diabetes problem in the … Continue reading

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Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air … Continue reading

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Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, Rutgers study says

Exposure to ultrafine particulates, the smallest particles in air pollution, restricts blood flow and nutrients to the uterus Microscopic particles in air pollution inhaled by pregnant women may damage fetal cardiovascular development, according to a study by Rutgers researchers. The … Continue reading

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Men who live on a main road are more likely to struggle to get an erection

Men who live on main roads are more likely to have difficulty getting an erection due to exposure to pollution, a study suggests. Toxic fumes reduced blood flow to the genitals, tests on rats showed, putting them at risk of … Continue reading

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Children exposed to air pollution at school may be at greater risk of overweight and obesity

Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood. This is the conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la … Continue reading

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Autism’s connection with air pollution explored in research

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They point to links between autism and air pollution uncovered in studies tracking thousands of children. … Continue reading

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Air Pollution May Up Sleep Apnea Risk

The ill effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “The Association of Ambient Air Pollution with Sleep Apnea: The … Continue reading

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Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find 

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research … Continue reading

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