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Scientists find third-hand smoke affects cells in humans

The finding could assist physicians treating patients exposed to third-hand smoke. “Our data show that cells in humans are affected by third-hand smoke,” said Prue Talbot, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, who led the research. “The health effects of third-hand smoke, have been studied in cultured cells and animal […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Major 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 […]

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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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