Exposure to pesticides and metals in day-to-day life tied to increased heart disease risk

The study found the strongest associations for metals and pesticides and coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation, and further work should focus on which biological mechanisms play a role for metal-associated and pesticide-associated cardiovascular disease (CVDs). Many metals are strong inducers of oxidative stress which may result in CVD either directly or via increased inflammation

Exposure to pesticides and metals in day-to-day life tied to increased heart disease riskWorkplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. Language barriers and low levels of education, coupled with fears about job security and immigration status, may make this rapidly growing ethnic group especially vulnerable, say the […]

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Yes, it’s not your imagination that you may have gone up a shoe size or two over the years. Feet flatten over time due to a loss of elasticity in supporting tendons and ligaments, resulting in a lower arch and an elongation of the sole, along with a spreading of the toes. Pregnancy and weight gain can also increase your shoe size

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to scienceBy the time you reach your 50th birthday, you’ve probably also reached another milestone: you’ve put 75,000 miles on your feet. You may reach this milestone much earlier if you’ve led a foot-active lifestyle. By age 50, you may have lost nearly half of the fatty padding on the soles of your feet. And you […]

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrieval

Healthy sperm can be collected within 24 and 48 hours of a man’s death, and if frozen properly, has a 70 to 80 per cent chance of successful conception if used with a woman with normal fertility levels

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrievalA widow in New York City gave birth to a child two years after her husband passed away using sperm taken shortly after his death for in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Though it is controversial, this is not the first time that post-mortem sperm retrieval was used to conceive a child after the father’s death. In […]