Pollution

Early exposure to air pollution may reduce lung function development

1 day ago   |   Healio

Early exposure to high levels of air pollution may be associated with reduced lung function during adolescence, researchers reported at the virtual European Respiratory Society...
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Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily

Ecologists examining plastic pollution entering oceans, rivers and lakes around the world annually, outline potential impacts of various mitigation strategies over the coming...
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Listen: Fires Outside, Virus Inside

2 days ago   |   The Atlantic   |   2 articles

While in California, Katherine Wells has been wearing two masks-one for the coronavirus, and one for the wildfire smoke-but she isn't sure how to interpret the air-quality...
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California wildfires are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution

California wildfires are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution

2 days ago   |   Natural News   |   2 articles

With historic wildfires still blazing through the West Coast, smoke continues to clog the air and tinge the skies with eerie reds and oranges. In some regions of California...
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EPA recruiting agents to 'bug' and raid suspected polluters

2 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

Environment regulator is hiring surveillance experts, intelligence analysts and forensic accountants to help it crack down on polluters and rogue waste operators.
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Stroke Risk Linked to Pollution in Heart Rhythm Disorder Patients

Stroke Risk Linked to Pollution in Heart Rhythm Disorder Patients

2 days ago   |   Medindia Health

People with a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of getting a stroke when they are exposed to greater levels of fine particle pollution.
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Pollution exposure associated with stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

2 days ago   |   News Medical

People with one of the most common heart disorders who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2-fold higher risk of stroke than their peers who live with less...
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What Everyone Should Know About AQI

What Everyone Should Know About AQI

3 days ago   |   Scary Mommy

The West is burning. The sky is a shade of red that might be beautiful, if it didn't signify that the West is burning. Ash is collecting on porches, on sidewalks. People are...
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Best Time to Conceive due to Low Pollution, Less Stress: Experts

Best Time to Conceive due to Low Pollution, Less Stress: Experts

3 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   9 articles

Couples are now getting plenty of a comfortable environment to plan their future as they are facing less stress amid COVID-19 lockdown. Hence, remote working is the "best time...
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Wildfire Smoke From The West Has Traveled Thousands Of Miles To NY

5 days ago   |   Scary Mommy

Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has blown thousands of miles east, even reaching New York Every year wildfires rage in the western states, including California, Oregon, and...
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Youngsters barred from seeing their parents amid chaos over Covid restrictions in care homes

A once-cheerful 35-year-old woman with a learning disability was physically held down by care home staff in the UK - after reaching for her mother's hand. Read more ...

CDK4/6 Inhibition Boosts PFS in Endometrial Cancer

CDK4/6 Inhibition Boosts PFS in Endometrial Cancer

Women with advanced, hormone receptor -positive cervical cancer lived more than twice as long without disease progression if they received the CDK inhibitor palbociclib in... Read more ...

Andhra Continues to Log Higher COVID-19 Recoveries

Andhra Continues to Log Higher COVID-19 Recoveries

Andhra Pradesh has been steady in clocking a higher number of COVID recoveries than the daily detection rate of new COVID infections, stated health officials. Read more ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died of complications from metastatic pancreas cancer on Friday, just weeks ahead of the 2020... Read more ...

Hundreds Gather On Steps Of Supreme Court To Honor RBG's Life

Hundreds Gather On Steps Of Supreme Court To Honor RBG's Life

Mourners gathered within hours of hearing about Ginsburg's passing As the heartbreaking news spread about the death of woman's rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg , crowds... Read more ...

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in...

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Between 60 and 102 Years of Age

Background and Purpose: Reference values for the Balance Evaluation Systems Test and the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test need to be established to predict falls in older... Read more ...

Around 93K COVID-19 Cases Take India Tally Across 53L

Around 93K COVID-19 Cases Take India Tally Across 53L

Continuing with its massive daily spike, India recorded 93,337 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally across the 53-lakh mark, data from the Ministry... Read more ...

Safer UV Light Effectively Kills Coronavirus

Safer UV Light Effectively Kills Coronavirus

A safer ultraviolet light was found to effectively kill the virus causing COVID-19 pandemic, revealed researchers. Read more ...

US CDC Updates Guidelines on COVID-19 Testing For Asymptomatic People

US CDC Updates Guidelines on COVID-19 Testing For Asymptomatic People

Guidelines for testing asymptomatic people have been updated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These guidelines further reinforce the need to test even the... Read more ...

Cancer Patients May Not Have Higher COVID-19 Risk: Study

Cancer Patients May Not Have Higher COVID-19 Risk: Study

Cancer patients do not get infected with COVID-19 than the general population and do not suffer from more severe disease symptoms, stated study. Read more ...