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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s what we’re learning from brain scans

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the ability to carry out daily tasks. As scientists search for a cure, we have been learning more about the genetic and … Continue reading

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MRI Reveals Air Pollution Impact on Dementia Risk in Women

Older women exposed to higher levels of air pollution can experience a 24-percent increase in Alzheimer’s risk. High levels of air pollution can put women in their 70s and 80s at a higher risk for developing a brain shrinkage that … Continue reading

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Significant link found between air pollution and neurological disorders

Air pollution was significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias, in a long-term study of more than 63 million older U.S. adults, led by researchers at … Continue reading

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Air pollution particles in young brains linked to Alzheimer’s damage

Exclusive: if discovery is confirmed it will have global implications as 90% of people breathe dirty air Tiny air pollution particles have been revealed in the brain stems of young people and are intimately associated with molecular damage linked to Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Two new studies explore how pollution affects the brain

USC researchers are investigating the impact of fine particle pollution on child brain growth and in older women who aren’t eating enough fish. Apair of recently published USC studies add to our growing understanding of how fine particle pollution — … Continue reading

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Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this week in the journal Environmental Health. Researchers from the University of British Columbia analyzed … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Risk in over-50s increases by 40% where highest nitrogen oxide levels exist, study shows Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk … Continue reading

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Air pollution is making us dumber, study shows

Air pollution could be more damaging to our health than previously thought, according to a new study, which found that prolonged exposure to dirty air has a significant impact on our cognitive abilities, especially in older men. According to the … Continue reading

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