Mumbai docs witness rise in new asthma cases

While there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution

Mumbai docs witness rise in new asthma casesAnd also, fine particulate matter which are tiny air pollutants, are a major concern for people’s health when their levels in air are high. PM2.5 is tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated. All of the above factors make the citizens more prone […]

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish study

Air pollution is currently one of the worst problems that the world is facing. If a new study is to be believed, air pollution increases the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to air pollution

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish studyStirling University staff discovered new evidence of air pollution and cancer being connected as part of occupational health research. The team, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in […]

This is how loud noises could affect your heart health in an extended period

Everyday noises may cause increased risk of heart disease, experts say. The jackhammer outside the window, the honking horns - for many of us, loud noise can be a source of stress or a frequent annoyance. Now, new research suggests that such noises might be linked to an increase in your risk of heart disease

This is how loud noises could affect your heart health in an extended periodWhile it is obvious that noise pollution can cause hearing loss over time, can it also have a damaging effect on our heart health? “There’s consistent evidence that road traffic noise leads to heart attacks,” said Dr Yutong Samuel Cai, an epidemiologist at Imperial College London, England. Of course, when one mentions road vehicles, you […]

Air pollution is the new tobacco, cautions WHO chief

More than 90 per cent of the world's population suffers from toxic air pollution. Toxic air is‘a silent public health emergency,’ World Health Organization warns

Air pollution is the new tobacco, cautions WHO chief“A simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but a ‘smog of complacency pervades the planet,” says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director general. Air pollution is a health risk at every stage of life. Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy can damage a developing baby’s vital […]

Pune: Mask made by doctor can protect you from pollution, swine flu and TB

The mask will help protect people from pollutants in the air and also help in curbing the spread of swine flu and tuberculosis

Pune: Mask made by doctor can protect you from pollution, swine flu and TBA pulmonologist from Pune’s state-run Sassoon Hospital, Dr Sanjay Gaikwad, has prepared a mask to protect people from pollution and diseases like swine flu and TB Dr Gaikwad and his wife have carried out extensive research on this reusable mask, which has 100% bacterial filtration efficiency. The mask can give up to 95% protection from […]

Air pollution having adverse impact on reproductive health of women

A small new study offers insights into precisely how air pollution can harm foetuses. In the study, researchers found microscopic soot particles in the placentas of pregnant women living in London, suggesting that these harmful particles can pass into the umbilical cord

Air pollution having adverse impact on reproductive health of womenThe harmful effects of air pollution affect far more than a person’s respiratory system; previous research has found that it can also hurt babies in the womb. Earlier studies have shown that there’s an “association between maternal exposure to air pollution and effects on the foetus,” said study co-author Lisa Miyashita, a postdoctoral researcher at […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Exposure to air pollution reduces cognitive intelligence, reveals study

Just as air pollution impairs the lungs and reduces life expectancy, it also seems to harm the brain and cognition skills, especially among the elderly, a group of Chinese researchers has found. Impact of high levels of toxic air ‘is equivalent to having lost a year of education

Exposure to air pollution reduces cognitive intelligence, reveals studyExposure to air pollution not only affects our physical health but also reduces our intelligence levels, according to new findings from a study conducted in China. Participants showed a decline in cognitive performance in both verbal and math tests. The study titled ‘The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance’ was published in […]

Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution, warns study

Babies in prams are exposed to high levels of air pollution at hot spots next to busy roads, according to a study that measured particles on a typical daily route. The study found little difference between the pollution levels experienced by babies in prams and adults, in contrast to some earlier research

Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution, warns studyBabies and young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests. Experts said infants were exposed to dirtier air in prams because they were lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes. They are also more at risk from the health dangers of dirty air […]

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areas

A new European research has found that exercise can still help reduce the risk of a heart attack even when carried out in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution

Regular exercise can cut risk of heart attack even in high polluted areasCarried out by researchers in Denmark, Germany and Spain, the new large-scale study looked at 51,868 Danish adults age 50-65 to see if exercise could still help reduce the risk of first and recurrent heart attack even when participants were exposed to air pollution, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks, […]
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