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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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Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

World's largest study shows effects of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise on blood pressure

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Long-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...

Dementia study lists everyday factors that may influence risk

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to our risk of developing dementia.

Lack of bacterial absorption means common pharmaceuticals retain potential to cause damage in aquatic environments

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

More sophisticated methods may be required to assess the accumulation and wider impact of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals within the aquatic environment, scientists have said.

'Only drink water when thirsty,' study suggests

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered a swallowing mechanism that makes drinking excess water difficult, suggesting we should only drink when we are thirsty.

More than 10% of the US population has high concentrations of 10 or more persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

A study led by researchers at the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has analysed the number of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)...

The state of the world's health: Global Burden Of Disease 2015

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A vast amount of data has been analyzed as part of the Global Burden Of Disease 2015, providing importantl information on illness and disease worldwide.

Glyphosate in Napa Valley groundwater is 3.3 times higher than what is allowed in European drinking water

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

In a joint partnership, Label GMOs Napa County and the Napa County Green Party did what the U.S.

Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Potentially life-threatening fungus found in water distribution systems of five French hospitals

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PST

A specific strain of the fungus, Fusarium oxysporum, circulates in the water distribution systems of five French hospitals, in two widely separated cities.

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population - but it also creates a lot of used grounds.

Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Antibiotic resistance may be contributing to a trend in rising healthcare costs for infections associated with disease-causing bacteria that can live inside drinking water distribution systems...

Diabetes: Risk factor air pollution

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

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.