Environment

PM 2.5 pollution linked to memory loss, Alzheimer’s-like brain atrophy

In a new study, researchers found that women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater...

Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish

We live in an era — the Anthropocene — where humans and societies are reshaping and changing ecosystems. Pollution, human-made climate change and overfishing have...

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become a new global business

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a...

Carbon capture could cause more harm than good, says study

One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere – and reducing the risk of climate change – is to capture...

Scientists create a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air. A new way of removing carbon dioxide from...

Why polluted air may be a threat to your kidneys

There is good evidence that polluted air increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma — as well as organ inflammation, worsening of...

BPA-free plastics may play a role inflammation, obesity

In a new study, researchers found a compound used to reduce public exposure to possible toxic effects of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) may...

Air pollution linked to hair loss

In a new study, researchers in the Republic of Korea found for the first time that exposure to common air pollutants known as particulate...

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers...

Aspirin may protect your lungs from air pollution

In a new study, researchers for the first time found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may prevent the harm of air pollution...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...