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Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

New concepts of infectious disease are evolving with the realization that pathogens are key players in the development of progressive chronic diseases that originally were not thought to be infectious. Infection is well-known to be associated with numerous neurological diseases for which... [More]
Clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension, cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, study shows

Clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension, cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, study shows

Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. [More]
Scientists pinpoint specific molecular events that may cause allergic reactions to air pollution

Scientists pinpoint specific molecular events that may cause allergic reactions to air pollution

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. [More]
Never-smoking women are susceptible to COPD, study suggests

Never-smoking women are susceptible to COPD, study suggests

A new study published by University of Toronto researchers suggests that women who have never smoked are susceptible to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and that African American women are particularly vulnerable. [More]
Study reports influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular function

Study reports influence of air pollution on pulmonary vascular function

Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16 000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. [More]
Sedentary lifestyle may increase risk of environmentally induced lung disease

Sedentary lifestyle may increase risk of environmentally induced lung disease

An inactive lifestyle may increase the risk of environmentally induced asthma symptoms. [More]

Birmingham scientists meet Indian counterparts at four-day workshop to investigate air pollution

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK. [More]
New highly sensitive VOC analyzer developed by IONICON

New highly sensitive VOC analyzer developed by IONICON

IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analyzers, introduces a new compact high-resolution instrument. For the first time IONICON combines high-sensitivity with a high mass resolving power in a small and lightweight PTR-TOFMS. [More]
Study reveals why air pollutants cause some people to be at risk for atopic dermatitis

Study reveals why air pollutants cause some people to be at risk for atopic dermatitis

Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization are pleased to announce the published results of a study into why air pollutants cause some people to be more susceptible to atopic dermatitis, a kind of skin inflammation. [More]
E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. [More]

Research shows Indonesian wildfires exposed 69 million to unhealthy air pollution

Wildfires in Indonesia and Borneo exposed 69 million people to unhealthy air pollution and are responsible for thousands of premature deaths, new research has shown. [More]
International research initiative brings leading experts to track health impacts of climate change

International research initiative brings leading experts to track health impacts of climate change

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is being launched today (Monday 14th Nov) at the COP22 climate talks taking place in Morocco. [More]
Sunshine matters most for mental and emotional health, BYU study reveals

Sunshine matters most for mental and emotional health, BYU study reveals

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn't exactly new, but according to a recent BYU study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most. [More]
UMass Amherst scientist wins 2016 Pearl Award for research on issues concerning endocrine disruptors

UMass Amherst scientist wins 2016 Pearl Award for research on issues concerning endocrine disruptors

The Cornell Douglas Foundation, an environmental health and justice advocacy group based in Bethesda, Md., has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg one of its 2016 Pearl Award winners in recognition of her "outstanding leadership in conducting critical research to identify and address the many issues concerning endocrine disruptors." [More]
Researchers test new drug that shows promise to prevent pre-term birth

Researchers test new drug that shows promise to prevent pre-term birth

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth. [More]
Physically active children in urban areas have high black carbon exposure, study finds

Physically active children in urban areas have high black carbon exposure, study finds

Children from urban areas of New York City who engaged in vigorous daily exercise had greater exposure to black carbon, a traffic-related pollutant, than children who were less active, according to a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons and Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. [More]
Cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves reduce risk of burns in children by 40%, study finds

Cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves reduce risk of burns in children by 40%, study finds

Initial results from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine-led Cooking and Pneumonia Study in Malawi indicate that cooking with cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves reduced the risk of burns in children under the age of five by over 40% compared to traditional open fire cooking. [More]
Exposure to air pollution may contribute to blood vessel damage among young healthy adults

Exposure to air pollution may contribute to blood vessel damage among young healthy adults

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. [More]
Treating volatile exhaust streams in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Jeff Kudronowicz

Treating volatile exhaust streams in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Jeff Kudronowicz

Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the pollutants, referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal technologies. [More]
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