A team co-led by a Washington State University scientist offers an alternative way to understand and minimize health impacts from human-caused changes to the climate and environment in a new study published in the journal One Earth.
Anesthesia for a single total knee replacement surgery has a carbon footprint equivalent to driving a car 42 miles, according to a study published Online First in Anesthesiology, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
The first study into the global impact of wildfire-related pollution and deaths comprehensively links short term exposure to wildfire-related fine particulate matters (PM2.5) in the air and all-cause, respiratory and cardiovascular mortalities across cities and regions around the globe.
Mount Sinai researchers have found evidence for the first time that World Trade Center responders had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease if they arrived at the site right after the attacks as opposed to working at Ground Zero later in the rescue and recovery efforts. Their study links the increase in liver disease risk to the quantity of toxic dust the workers were exposed to, which was greatest immediately after the September 11, 2001, attacks.
DENVER, JULY 26, 2021 — Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2021 in Denver and virtually. Previous reports have linked long-term air…
An international collaborative study led by University of Helsinki has conducted a holistic study to investigate the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on several air quality pollutants for the Po Valley region in northern Italy. The area is well known to…
Successful dryland restoration to benefit 2bn people
List includes potential carcinogens that act by stimulating production of hormones that fuel breast tumors
A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity. The study, published today…
Study in budding yeast brings molecular biology to climate change
A new GW study of COVID-19 shutdowns in the United States reveals pronounced disparities in air pollution — with disenfranchised, minority neighborhoods still experiencing more exposure to a harmful air pollutant compared to wealthier, white communities.
Levels should be hundreds of times lower than current federal limits
Risk of developing asthma is more than doubled, says University of Alberta occupational health researcher who used the same parameters as a study on 9-11 first responders.
George Mason University faculty Jenna Krall studies commuter habits, such as departure time and commute length, and their associations with air pollution exposure
A recent study shows that spending time outdoors has a positive effect on our brains
Army-funded research identified a new chemistry approach that could remove micropollutants from the environment.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Army-funded research identified a new chemistry approach that could remove micropollutants from the environment. Micropollutants are biological or chemical contaminants that make their way into ground and surface waters in trace quantities. Using a pioneering…
Scientists provide a more strategic approach to COVID-19 testing
Children exposed to elevated levels of air pollution may be more likely to have poor inhibitory control during late childhood and poor academic skills in early adolescence, including spelling, reading comprehension, and math skills. Difficulty with inhibition in late childhood…
A study of more than 2,000 children in Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain) associates these three environmental factors with higher body mass index
The Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University has brought together a taskforce of experts for a major investigation into the prevalence of cancer in the region, to help improve early detection and save lives. Lead academic Dr Luigi Sedda said…
We’re currently living in what many scientists are calling the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. An article published in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development discusses how…
UOC researchers develop a method that can be contribute to investigate and control disease-transmitting tiger mosquitoes
Top reasons for trying meat alternatives were liking to try new foods, hearing a lot about alternatives, and being curious, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Syphilis prevalence 15x higher than men in the general population
Light activates the circadian clock gene Period1 in a brain region that affects the mood
Study is proof-of-principle that well-chosen background music can improve road safety
A genetic approach offers new clues to the regulation of Wolbachia proliferation and the effect of over-proliferation on the insect hosts.
If global warming is not curbed, the increase in heat-related deaths will outstrip the decline in cold-related mortality, especially in the Mediterranean Basin
More than five million deaths a year can be attributed to abnormal hot and cold temperatures
Dysmenorrhea, that is, frequent severe and painful cramps during menstruation from abnormal contractions of the uterus, is the most common of all gynecological disorders. It affects between 16-91% of girls and women of reproductive age, of whom 2%-29% have symptoms…
10 Point Plan to control coronavirus pandemic in the region
A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country analyses the relationship between atmospheric pollution during pregnancy and the level of thyroxine in newborns
As much as 20% of premature mortality can be attributed to poor urban and transport planning. Nevertheless, quantitative indicators to guide the integration of health components into urban design have been lacking. To address this gap, a team from the…
A new paper in Scientific Reports led by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science challenges increased salinity and seawater temperatures as the established explanation for a decades-long increase in the prevalence and deadliness of a major oyster disease in the coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic.
New research suggests that cooperative strategies for sharing emergency power among households can be 10 to 40 times less costly than running individual gas-powered generators
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances. In a study published in the journal Chemosphere , the researchers urge decision makers to consider the…
‘Every droplet effectively removed from indoor air would eliminate a potential source of transmission’
Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that puts them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life, new CU Boulder research shows.
Makeup wearers may be absorbing and ingesting potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), according to a new study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Letters . The researchers found high fluorine levels–indicating the probable presence of PFAS–in most…
Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that puts them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life, new…
Increased foraging and reduced aggression have the potential to alter stream functioning
The University of Ottawa has been awarded four new Canada Research Chairs
First study to show gene expression changes in divers with ‘the bends’ reveals key role of genes for inflammation and immunity
The study published in Frontiers in Psychology shows that children aged from 3 to 5 years old are able to understand the emotions hidden under facemasks on just 40% of occasions.
NIH awards $3 million grant for the five-year study
TORONTO, June 9, 2021 – Researchers from York University and the University of British Columbia have found social media use to be one of the factors related to the spread of COVID-19 within dozens of countries during the early stages…
Rising temperatures are increasingly affecting the quality of life in many regions, setting new challenges for architects, urban planners and healthcare systems. Researchers at KAUST have analyzed discomfort due to outdoor heat across Saudi Arabia and neighboring regions to help…
Carbon loss in Canadian peatland is projected to increase by 103 per cent under a high emission scenario, according to new research led by scientists from the University of Waterloo.
Carbon loss in Canadian peatland is projected to increase by 103 per cent under a high emission scenario, according to new research led by scientists from the University of Waterloo. The results of the study, which was published today in…