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Scientists find a new link between arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes

In a new study from the University of Arizona, researchers found the biological mechanism linking long-term arsenic exposure to diseases such as cancer and...

These places can be dangerous to people with high blood pressure and heart problems

Visiting high-altitude locations may be dangerous for people with high blood pressure or certain heart conditions, according to a new report from the American...

Scientists find new way to extract lithium from contaminated water

Anyone using a cellphone, laptop or electric vehicle depends on lithium. The element is in tremendous demand. And although the supply of lithium around the world...

Traffic noise linked to higher dementia risk, study finds

In a new study from the University of Southern Denmark, researchers found exposure to noise from traffic on roads and railways over a long...

Deadwood releasing 10.9 gigatons of carbon every year, almost equivalent to fossil fuel emissions

Decaying wood releases around 10.9 gigatons of carbon worldwide every year, according to a new study by an international team of scientists. This is roughly...

A greener environment can help reduce depression, boost cancer survival

Evidence is growing that living in areas of high greenness, surrounded by trees, shrubs and other vegetation has beneficial effects on human health. In two...

Would we still have severe thunderstorms over North America if the Gulf of Mexico...

New study looks at why North America is the global tornado hot spot. The eastern half of the U.S is one of the principal hot...

Scientists find what triggered the rapid climate change 55 million years ago on Earth

Scientists have uncovered a fascinating new insight into what caused one of the most rapid and dramatic instances of climate change in the history...

Green neighborhoods may boost your heart health

In a new study from the University of Miami, researchers found people who live in green neighborhoods are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. They...

Common pesticide may contribute to global obesity crisis, study finds

In a new study from McMaster University, researchers found a commonly-used pesticide could be partially responsible for the global obesity epidemic. They found that chlorpyrifos,...