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.

A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections

Hospital workers who got vaccinated were significantly less likely to develop COVID than those who did not. These findings do not prove that flu vaccines prevent COVID-19, however.

The "normal" body temperature for humans is dropping

An intriguing study from earlier this year found that the normal 36.6 human body temperature is declining globally. Understanding why body temperatures are declining remains an open question for scientists to explore.

A molecular link between diet and risk cancer

The connection may explain the high incidence of cancer among those who consume large amounts of dairy products and red meat, similar to the link between high cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease.

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.

New clues about the link between stress and depression

After experiencing trauma or severe stress, some people develop an abnormal stress response or chronic stress. This increases the risk of developing other diseases such as depression and anxiety.

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.

Our "Broken Relationship" With Nature Could Lead To More Pandemics

Wildlife exploitation and the planet’s unsustainable food systems are enhancing the risk of a new zoonotic disease emerging, caused by a pathogen that has leaped from a non-human animal to a human.

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder

Even if the company still refuses to take responsibility for the claims that its iconic baby powder causes harm to human health, namely ovarian carcer, people are relieved that the products will no longer be available. 

Even in a crisis, children's screen time needs to be controlled

Major organizations have warned against children's use of hand-held devices in recent years. Tablets, phones, and computers do not cease to be harmful devices just because we have little else to distract us these days.

Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?

About 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create Covid-19 vaccine. 

Eating nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk

According to most recent study, vegetarians have a 48% lower risk of overall stroke than non-vegetarians, a 60% lower risk of ischemic stroke and a 65% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke.