The Health Risks Of Ultra-Processed Food Go Deeper Than We Realized

In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed.

Cancers in adults below 50 have dramatically increased around the globe

Early onset cancers defined as cancers discovered in adults younger than 50 years old, have "dramatically increased" around the world over the last few decades.

A Common Chemical Has Been Linked to Liver Cancer in Humans

A common 'forever chemical' known as PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) has been linked to liver cancer in humans in a worrying new study.

Screen time linked to risk of myopia in young people

High levels of smart device screen time, such as looking at a mobile phone, is associated with around a 30% higher risk of myopia and, when combined with excessive computer use, that risk rose to around 80%.

Too Much Sugar May Cut Mitochondrial Efficiency

A U.S team has found that surplus sugar may cause our cellular powerplants - called mitochondria - to become less efficient, reducing their energy output.

Health declining in Gen X and Gen Y

U.S. researchers found that, compared to previous generations, members of Generation X and Generation Y showed poorer physical health, higher levels of unhealthy behaviors and more depression and anxiety.

One Day Of Air Pollution - Life Lasting Outcomes

Children exposed to air pollution, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, for as little as one day may be doomed to higher rates of heart disease and other ailments in adulthood, according to a new study.

Plastics pose threat to human health, report shows

A new report presents a summary of international research on the health impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals and describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from them in plastics.

Air pollution recognized as a cause of death

For the first time in the UK - and possibly the world - air pollution has been recognized as a cause of a person's death. London court has found that air pollution "made a material contribution" to the death of a nine-year-old.

Lead exposure leads to changes in middle-aged brains

For each 5 micrograms per deciliter more lead they carried as children, the study participants lost an average of 2 IQ points by age 45. They also had slightly more than 1 square centimeter less cortical surface area.

Being Around Cars is Bad For Your Mental Health

There is a twofold increase in terms of common mental disorder cases directly attributable to residential annual exposures to PM2.5 greater than 15.5 micrograms per cubic meter.

Poor nutrition in school years created 20 cm height gap

The international team behind the study warn that highly variable childhood nutrition, especially a lack of quality food, may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity.

Air pollution killed nearly half a million newborns in 2019

Hundreds of thousands of newborns, mostly in India and sub-Saharan Africa, died from air pollution in 2019, a study has found. Noxious fumes from cooking fuels are blamed for causing the majority of the babies' deaths.

Urban Air Pollution May Make COVID-19 More Deadly

Being exposed to urban air pollution, particularly nitrogen dioxide (NO2), may make COVID-19 more deadly for some people.

More evidence of a link between air pollution and early death

The new research builds on a 2017 study that showed that long-term exposure to PM2.5 pollution and ozone increases the risk of premature death among the elderly in the U.S.