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GACD funds international research projects that aim to prevent, manage chronic lung diseases

GACD funds international research projects that aim to prevent, manage chronic lung diseases

Members of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases are funding more than thirteen international research projects into the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases. [More]
Changes to city design, transport can have significant impact on health

Changes to city design, transport can have significant impact on health

A new Series, published in The Lancet quantifies the health gains that could be achieved if cities incentivised a shift from private car use to cycling and walking, and promoted a compact city model where distances to shops and facilities, including public transport, are shorter and within walking distance. [More]
Smoke from indoor biomass fuel linked to COPD among rural women in Bangladesh

Smoke from indoor biomass fuel linked to COPD among rural women in Bangladesh

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death in the world. [More]
Global study assesses countries on health-related Sustainable Development Goals

Global study assesses countries on health-related Sustainable Development Goals

Worldwide, good progress has been made towards some of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2000, particularly in reducing under-5 and neonatal mortality, family planning, and the rollout of universal health care. [More]
Study quantifies benefits of healthy city design

Study quantifies benefits of healthy city design

Previous studies have shown a correlation between the design of cities and growing epidemics of injuries and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. [More]
UofL researchers receive NIH funding to explore how environmental exposures influence health of children

UofL researchers receive NIH funding to explore how environmental exposures influence health of children

The National Institutes of Health today announced a team of researchers headed by Janice Sullivan, M.D., of the University of Louisville is among grant recipients nationwide receiving funding for a seven-year, multicenter initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. [More]
Solid cooking fuels linked to pneumonia among young children in developing countries

Solid cooking fuels linked to pneumonia among young children in developing countries

Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. [More]
Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate $300 million to create Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies to donate $300 million to create Bloomberg American Health Initiative

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by businessman, philanthropist, World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases, and three-term mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, will give $300 million to create the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. [More]
Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways. [More]
Exposure to air pollution at place of residence could be risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Exposure to air pollution at place of residence could be risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. [More]

NOC study provides new insights into concentrations of microplastics in open ocean

A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed. [More]
Simple changes to car’s ventilation system during traffic jams may limit exposure to pollution

Simple changes to car’s ventilation system during traffic jams may limit exposure to pollution

With millions of motorists set to hit the road for the bank holiday weekend, drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high levels of air pollution. [More]
High exposure to unconventional natural gas wells linked to migraine headaches, sinus and fatigue

High exposure to unconventional natural gas wells linked to migraine headaches, sinus and fatigue

New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a combination of migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms and severe fatigue. [More]
Essential oils could treat inflammation of lung and liver induced by air pollution

Essential oils could treat inflammation of lung and liver induced by air pollution

Certain ingredients in essential oils made from plants such as cloves, anise, fennel and ylang-ylang could serve as a natural treatment of lung and liver conditions caused by air pollution. [More]
Cloth masks not very effective in offering protection against air pollution, study shows

Cloth masks not very effective in offering protection against air pollution, study shows

Results of a new study by environmental health scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that inexpensive cloth masks worn by people who hope to reduce their exposure to air pollution vary widely in effectiveness and could be giving users a false sense of security, especially in highly polluted areas. [More]
TSRI researchers find potential way to treat aqueous deficiency dry eye

TSRI researchers find potential way to treat aqueous deficiency dry eye

A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, suggests that the eye's lacrimal glands can be repaired by injecting a kind of regenerative "progenitor" cell. [More]
Smoke waves induced by climate change likely to affect millions in coming decades

Smoke waves induced by climate change likely to affect millions in coming decades

Wildfires threaten more than land and homes. The smoke they produce contains fine particles (PM2.5) that can poison the air for hundreds of miles. [More]
Long-term impacts of atomic bombs on Japanese cities not as severe as many believe, study suggests

Long-term impacts of atomic bombs on Japanese cities not as severe as many believe, study suggests

The detonation of atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 resulted in horrific casualties and devastation. The long-term effects of radiation exposure also increased cancer rates in the survivors. [More]
Researchers to investigate on engaging Chicago communities in air pollution monitoring

Researchers to investigate on engaging Chicago communities in air pollution monitoring

Chicago communities with poor air quality can soon be more involved in air pollution monitoring with help from Kansas State University. [More]
New report estimates burden of cancer in Ontario from environmental carcinogens

New report estimates burden of cancer in Ontario from environmental carcinogens

Between 3,540 and 6,510 new cancer cases in Ontario each year result from environmental factors, says a new report from Cancer Care Ontario and Public Health Ontario. [More]
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