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Memory troubles? it could be the polluted air you breathe

Air pollution may lead to increased dementia risk finds new study Air pollution has been previously linked to  heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease, but...

Asthma lowers kids’ chances of finishing school

Children affected by asthma are more likely to leave school at the age of 16 and drop out early from university People who suffer from...

Why pollution is scary; particles even reach mother’s womb

Tiny carbon particles from polluted air are reaching the placenta finds new study Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels,...

Testosterone therapy helps in obstructive lung diseases

Testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Researchers...

Pollution triggers worst asthma bout? It’s in your genes

New research shows genetic factors decide to what extent asthma symptoms are aggravated because of pollutionThat pollution aggravates asthma symptoms is well known. Now,...

50 mn more Indians could become malnourished by 2050

India could be the worst hit by the dip in crop quality because of rising carbon dioxide levels An estimated 50 million people in India...

Air pollution can reduce verbal, maths scores: study

New Chinese study shows verbal score reductions are more in males than females Delhi may be enjoying its healthiest air quality in several years (according...

Air pollution exposure can reduce life span by over a year

Researchers find reducing air pollution has bigger benefits than finding cure for breast and lung cancer Want to live longer? Just reduce air pollution, is...

Even at low levels air pollution causes changes in heart

British researchers say these are similar to those seen in heart failure patients As winds from Arabia put paid to the rare days of good...

Air pollution, even at ‘safe’ levels can hike diabetes risk

New study says countries like India with no clean air policies particularly vulnerable With an estimated 70 million diabetics, India is widely touted as the...

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