Could ultra-processed foods be the new 'silent' killer?

Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult's diet and nearly 70 percent of children's diets.

Air Pollution and Suicide Risk: An Underestimated Public Health Concern

Emerging research is shedding light on a startling connection between air pollution and suicide rates, underscoring the far-reaching effects of environmental pollutants on mental health. 

One in 10 premature births linked to plastic chemicals

One in 10 premature births in the U.S. have been linked to pregnant women being exposed to chemicals in extremely common plastic products, a large study said.

WHO Warns Cancer Cases Will Jump 77% by 2050

The number of new cancer cases will rise to more than 35 million in 2050 – 77 percent higher than the figure in 2022, the World Health Organization reported recently.

Disease X: WHO Warns Future Outbreak Just a Matter of Time

With a fatality rate 20 times that of COVID-19, and no vaccine, Disease X could swiftly bring humanity to its knees.

Longer daily commute linked to poor mental health

A recent study shows how a number of effects of longer daily commutes can snowball into depression. The study was conducted in South Korea, a country with some of the longest average commuting times.

Nanoplastics linked to Parkinson's disease and dementia

Nanoplastics that can leach into water and soil affect a specific protein found in the brain, causing changes linked to Parkinson’s disease and other types of dementia.

Marijuana Use Linked to Epigenetic Changes

Recent and long-term marijuana use is linked to changes in the human genome, a new study found. Although multiple states have legalized marijuana, the health consequences of marijuana use are not well understood.

Five Times as Many Human Deaths From Extreme Heat Expected by 2050

Nearly five times more people will likely die due to extreme heat in the coming decades, an international team of experts said Wednesday, warning that without action on climate change the "health of humanity is at grave risk".

Soy expansion in Brazil linked to increase in childhood leukemia deaths

Brazil's rapid expansion of soy production has meant an associated rise in pesticide use. Researchers found a statistically significant correlation between soy expansion and acute lymphoblastic leukemia deaths in children between 2008 and 2019.

Public exposure to Bisphenol A exceeds acceptable health safety levels

Population exposure to the synthetic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in everything from plastic and metal food containers to reusable water bottles and drinking water pipes in Europe is well above acceptable health safety levels.

Microplastics could trigger severe brain inflammation

South Korean scientists showerd the process through which plastic transforms into secondary microplastics. Their research reveals that continuous consumption of these secondary microplastics acts as neurotoxins in the brain.

Air pollution linked with global rise in antibiotic resistance

This is the first study to comprehensively estimate the link between increased antibiotic resistance and air pollution globally.

The limit a body can take

Experts have found that the human body has an "upper critical temperature" of between 40C and 50C, a limit which, if surpassed, can cause it to start malfunctioning.

Billions of nanoplastics are released when microwaving containers

Experiments have shown that microwaving plastic baby food containers can release huge numbers of plastic particles — in some cases, more than 2 billion nanoplastics and 4 million microplastics for every square centimeter of container.