Category Archives: Medical Studies

Air pollution from traffic linked to brain cancer for first time

We bike down the West Side Highway, run along Fifth Avenue and do yoga on rooftops, all to improve our well-being — but what if we’re doing so at the expense of our long-term health? A new study from researchers … Continue reading

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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infants’ decreased heart rate response to stress

A mother’s exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in six-month-old infants, according to Mount Sinai research published in Environmental Health Perspectives in October. This study is the first to find that … Continue reading

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Scores more heart attacks and strokes on high pollution days, figures show

Data reveals acute impact on people’s health and the strain it puts on emergency services Scores of children and adults are being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment on days of high pollution in cities across England, figures show. Each … Continue reading

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Memory is damaged by air pollution, researchers find

New research from the University of Warwick shows that human memory is significantly worse in parts of England with high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and air particulates (PM10). The difference in memory quality between England’s cleanest and most-polluted areas … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to ‘missed’ miscarriages in China: study

Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of “missed” miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday. Previous studies have shown a correlation between air pollution and pregnancy complications, but the … Continue reading

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Air pollution can turn men bald by destroying a hair growth protein, scientists say

Air pollution on busy roads has been linked to baldness in men as particles in exhaust fumes destroy a hair growth protein, scientists have found. Particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere could impact both hair growth and retention, according to … Continue reading

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Aspirin may halve air pollution harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. The team of researchers from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, … Continue reading

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Babies exposed to air pollution have greater risk of death – study

Infant mortality rate higher in babies exposed to pollutants such as sulphur dioxide Babies living in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater risk of death than those surrounded by cleaner air, a study has found. It … Continue reading

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