Environment

Make neighborhoods green for heart health? The idea is taking root

Neighborhoods filled with trees, grass and other flora not only improve the air and clear the mind – they also can reduce heart disease...

Scientists find harmful metal lead in turmeric

In two new studies, researchers found processors in Bangladesh, one of the world’s predominant regions for growing turmeric, sometimes add a lead-laced chemical compound...

Green spaces may help lower your risk of metabolic syndrome

In a new study, researchers green spaces linked to a lower risk of metabolic syndrome. The finding provides further evidence on the health benefits of...

Shared electric scooters aren’t the greenest way to get around

Shared electric scooters, or e-scooters, may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options, according to new...

Air pollution linked to high risks of bipolar disorder, depression

In a new study, researchers found a strong link between exposure to environmental pollution and higher risks of neuropsychiatric disorders. They found in the United...

Hurricanes, Fires, Floods: How to be fully prepared

As people prepare for the wild winds and heavy rain that Hurricane Dorian may bring, you may be wondering what to do if disaster...

The amazon rainforest has been burning for weeks. Here’s why that matters.

It’s a giant air filter nearly as vast as the contiguous U.S. And it’s been burning for weeks. Covering extensive territory in Brazil, Peru, Colombia,...

Green space is good for your mental health, the nearer the better

In a new study, researchers found living within 300m of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with...

Arctic could be iceless in September if global temperatures increase 2 degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a...

Natural-gas leaks are important source of greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles

In discussions of anthropogenic climate change, carbon dioxide generally gets the spotlight, but it is not the only greenhouse gas spewed into the atmosphere...

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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...