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Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

AGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

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

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution,

Babies 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 […]

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Exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines cause direct damage to lung cells

The cells reacted most strongly to particles emitted during ground idling. It was also shown that the cytotoxic effect is only to some extent comparable to that of particles from gasoline and diesel engines. Now, in addition to already investigated particle sources like emissions from heating systems, industry and road traffic, aircraft turbine engine particle […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollution

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollution

As air pollution continues to rise around the world, number of illnesses associated with low air quality, such as dementia, diabetes and kidney, lung and heart disease, could also rise. However, new research from Harvard Medical School found that omega-3 fatty acids can actually prevent and treat negative effects from air pollution. Every day, we’re […]

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Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]

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‘Yoga serves as a force for unity in the world,’ states VP M. Venkaiah Naidu

“Yoga is India’s greatest legacy and most glorious gift to the world. Yoga brings unity between mind and body; shun sedentary lifestyles and exercise regularly,” said M. Venkaiah Naidu at the event for a book release on yoga. He informed that yoga is one of its most glorious gift to the world. Naidu further said […]

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Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk, find study

Researchers found that in older men with genetic variations that made them especially susceptible to oxidative stress, long-term exposure to black carbon, a pollutant linked to vehicle emissions and other products of combustion, was associated with higher pressures in the eye, according to the study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. “Oftentimes, when we think about glaucoma […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Air pollution having adverse impact on reproductive health of women

The 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 […]

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: Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Animals are developing cancer due to significant changes in the environment caused by humans, scientists claim. Pollution in oceans, radiation from power plants and pesticides from farms may be causing wild animals to develop tumours, according to experts from Arizona State University. Light pollution and animals eating human food from rubbish may also be driving […]

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Rising air pollution; major cause behind COPD

Globally, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most common Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including India, it is a major cause of healthcare burden. Statistics suggest that its prevalence continues to rise. Smoking is one of the major causes behind COPD. While not all smokers catch COPD, it is not also that everyone who […]

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