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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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Pollution and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder causing dementia, abnormal brain functions, and complete dependence on others in the long run. It was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a neurologist. Several categorizations are developed based on the parameters such as severity … 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 heavy traffic increases risk of dementia, say scientists 

Study tracking 6.6 million people estimates effect on one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s while those living by busy roads are 12% are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia People living near a busy road have an increased risk … Continue reading

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