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Never-smoking women more susceptible to COPD, study suggests

Never-smoking women more 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]
New study highlights detrimental effects of e-cigarettes on oral health

New study highlights detrimental effects of e-cigarettes on oral health

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. [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]
Environmental engineers testing promising new way to clean up harmful contaminants

Environmental engineers testing promising new way to clean up harmful contaminants

They're in stain-resistant carpet, paint, permanent markers, food packaging and firefighting foam. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a broad class of manufactured chemicals, touch every corner of the industrialized world. [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]
Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nanoparticles enter the organism in a number of ways. In most cases through inhalation and ingestion. When inhaled, the majority of them are expelled with the next breath. When ingested, most of them are gotten rid of through feces. [More]
New approach may help primary care clinicians to diagnose many patients with COPD

New approach may help primary care clinicians to diagnose many patients with COPD

With five simple questions and an inexpensive peak expiratory flow (PEF) meter, primary care clinicians may be able to diagnose many more patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Follow [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]
Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. [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]
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