Pollution

Brisbane's 'safe' levels of pollution still raise death risk, research finds

6 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

A study of nearly a quarter of a million deaths in Queensland has found the amount of pollution contributes to the risk of death even at low levels.
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Limited Exposure to Pollutants Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Limited Exposure to Pollutants Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

6 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Providing cardiac patients with in-home portable air cleaners can reduce their personal-level of exposure to fine-particulate matter or PM2.5 pollutants and lower their risk of cardiovascular events like myocardial infarction and sudden death.
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Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

6 days ago   |   By News Medical

Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based on data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome or some of its components, including hypertension, central obesity, and high blood sugar. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society .
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Study explores impact of fishing pressure on ocean ecosystems

6 days ago   |   By News Medical

In a study published recently in Ecology and Evolution, an international team of researchers focused on what can happen to ocean ecosystems when fishing pressure increases or decreases, and how this differs between tropical to temperate marine ecosystems.
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Retinopathy Risk Increased in T2DM After Cataract Surgery

6 days ago   |   By Medscape

People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop diabetic retinopathy after cataract surgery, according a new population-based study.
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Danshen herb found to have anti-cancer, liver-protective properties

Danshen herb found to have anti-cancer, liver-protective properties

6 days ago   |   By Natural News

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer, affecting mostly people with chronic liver disease. It is considered a major health problem worldwide, with its incidence continuing to increase. Health experts also note that HCC's tendency to be asymptomatic in the early stages is problematic, as patients are usually diagnosed too late,...
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A worldwide health problem: Numerous studies warn that low levels of vitamin D can increase premature death and disease risks

A worldwide health problem: Numerous studies warn that low levels of vitamin D can increase premature death and disease risks

6 days ago   |   By Natural News

Vitamin D is essential for your overall health, but there are only a handful of natural sources of this vitamin. According to several studies, supplementation is important because vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk of premature death, particularly if your blood levels of vitamin D are lower than 30 nanograms...
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Three pubs are forced to close because customers test positive for coronavirus

Three pubs are forced to close because customers test positive for coronavirus

The Lighthouse in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, the Fox & Hounds, in Batley, West Yorkshire and The Village Home in Alverstoke, Hampshire are the first pubs in England to close. Read more ...

COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Antigen Test

COVID-19 Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Antigen Test

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 antigen diagnostic test, the Becton Dickinson Veritor System for Rapid Detection of... Read more ...

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

UN Report Provides Recommendations to Prevent Future Pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies across the world, a new UN report warns further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active... Read more ...

Melinda Gates wants to target black people for priority covid-19 vaccines

Melinda Gates wants to target black people for priority covid-19 vaccines

During a recent interview with TIME, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the infamous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spelled out the order in which she believes people need to be... Read more ...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall deaths in the U.S., from any cause

One of the uninformed comments we hear a lot these days about coronavirus is that people who are dying of COVID-19 would have died of something else sooner rather than later... Read more ...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and newborns: Study

Exposure to probiotics within the first 1,000 days after conception has been linked to profound positive effects on the health of infants. Birgit Michelsen, chief technical... Read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too. Read more ...

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next... Read more ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. Read more ...

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

COVID-19 Upended HIV Prevention Efforts at Boston Clinic

Lapses in refills for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis skyrocketed during the COVID-19 outbreak, with significant declines in PrEP initiations, as well as testing for sexually... Read more ...