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The creation and disposal of huge quantities of waste has a devastating effect on the air, water and soil in the environment. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides have turned agriculture into a leading source of water pollution in the United States. This c

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Taking B vitamins may reduce epigenetic effects of air pollution

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of air pollution on the epigenome, further...

New research finds infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found.

New study reveals air pollution can alter the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the potential of disease

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A landmark study mapping a poorly understood and highly controversial class of genes, known as long non-coding RNAs, has found evidence of evolutionary selection and links with major diseases...

Air pollution may affect human health via bacteria changes in respiratory tract

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find a hitherto unknown route through which air pollution may affect human health - it alters the bacteria that cause respiratory infections.

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A 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.

Study links outdoor air pollution with millions of preterm births

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.

Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A 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.

How to treat and prevent chigger bites

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In 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?

A fifth of dementia cases may be caused by air pollution, study suggests

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that high exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A 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...

Major drug initiatives are best way to curb threat from parasites

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease could improve the health of millions despite concerns about their long-term effects, a study suggests.

Exposure to commonly used insecticide may contribute to diabetes via the gut microbiome

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Organophosphates (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...

Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells.

Investigators identify optimal conditions for growth of legionella bacteria

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 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.

Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists 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.

Pitt-developed molecule could be first antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers 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...

Sweet potato wastewater may help weight loss

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Sweet potatoes have great nutritional value. Now, research suggests even the water left over from cooking sweet potatoes has slimming effects.

Drinking too much water when ill may do more harm than good

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A 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.'

Researchers find "sweet" solution to kill E. coli in drinking water

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water.

Pesticide exposures can cause changes in oral microbiome

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Pesticide 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.

Detecting potentially harmful mycotoxins in beer

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Beer 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.

Why Is My Urine Bright Yellow? Colors Changes and Causes

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Abnormal 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.

Cut exposure to synthetic chemicals to ward off 150,000+ European diabetes cases

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Cutting 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.

Importance of universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research.

Air pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young adults

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Air pollution was associated with blood vessel damage among young, healthy adults.