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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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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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