News tagged with environmental pressures
Phthalates: Study links chemicals widely found in plastics, processed food to elevated blood pressure in children, teens
Plastic additives known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are odorless, colorless and just about everywhere: They turn up in flooring, plastic cups, beach balls, plastic wrap, intravenous tubing and—according to the ...
Pediatrics May 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Infant girls exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while still inside the womb are three times more likely to develop hypertension when they become adults, according to a new study led by the University of California, ...
Health Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The cost of lost productivity among U.S. workers with cancer is equal to 20 percent of the nation's health care spending, according to a new study.
Cancer Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A medication typically prescribed to control high blood pressure that's commonly referred to as a water pill may ease some of the symptoms of autism, researchers say.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Individuals with elevated levels of PCBs and DDT in their blood run a greater risk of having a stroke. This is shown in a study from Uppsala University that is being published today in the scientific journal ...
Cardiology Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
If you eat low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke.
Cardiology Apr 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A large change in the volume of a cell, from its basal level, is detrimental to its health. Therefore, our cells are equipped with mechanisms to maintain their constant volume. When a cell detects an environmental change ...
Medical research Mar 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Attending a financially poor school may have more of an effect on unhealthy adolescent weight than family poverty, according to Penn State sociologists.
Health Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Environmental toxicants such as dioxins, PCBs, and pesticides can pose a risk for cardiovascular disease. For the first time a link has been demonstrated between atherosclerosis and levels of long-lived organic environmental ...
Health Oct 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0