Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PSTA study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PSTScientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTA study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PSTIn this article learn what chiggers are, how to prevent being bitten, and how to treat a bite. What are the signs and symptoms of a chigger bite?
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PSTNew research suggests that high exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the...
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTLarge-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease could improve the health of millions despite concerns about their long-term effects, a study suggests.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTOrganophosphates (OP), the most frequently used insecticides worldwide, could induce high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and glucose intolerance when decomposed by gut bacteria, according to a study...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTNanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTThe bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter - conditions that support the growth of biofilms.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTScientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTResearchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have engineered a protein that reverses carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in mice, a discovery that could potentially lead to...
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PSTSweet potatoes have great nutritional value. Now, research suggests even the water left over from cooking sweet potatoes has slimming effects.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PSTA new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTPaper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PSTPesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the oral microbiome. This is the first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PSTBeer is one of the world's most popular alcoholic beverages. But, made with barley, brews can contain low levels of mycotoxins, which are produced by fungi that can contaminate grains.
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTAbnormal urine colors have many causes, but what are they and what signs should be looked for? Learn why urine changes and when to seek medical advice.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTCutting exposure to common environmental synthetic chemicals by 25 per cent might ward off more than 150,000 cases of diabetes in Europe and save €4.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTThe value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTAir pollution was associated with blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTLong-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study to investigate the effects of both air pollution and traffic noise by...
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTExperts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to our risk of developing dementia.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTMore sophisticated methods may be required to assess the accumulation and wider impact of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals within the aquatic environment, scientists have said.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PSTResearchers have discovered a swallowing mechanism that makes drinking excess water difficult, suggesting we should only drink when we are thirsty.