Medical research

As the oceans rise, so do your risks of breast cancer

It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of the planet. The link between breast cancer and the environment, however, is being overlooked.

Health

Your heart hates air pollution. Portable filters could help

Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter, this form of air pollution increases the risk of cardiovascular ...

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Air pollution and noise increase risk for heart attacks

Where air pollution is high, the level of transportation noise is usually also elevated. But car, train and aircraft noise also increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as previous research has demonstrated. ...

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Tips for advising patients living in highly polluted settings

(HealthDay)—Clinicians advising families living overseas in highly polluted settings should understand their patients' concerns and have a network of resources to draw upon for guidance, according to an article published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study finds air purifiers may benefit fetal growth

A new study led by SFU health sciences researchers Prabjit Barn and Ryan Allen reveals fetal growth may improve if pregnant women use portable air purifiers inside their homes.

Cardiology

Air pollution exposure linked to enlarged hearts

Healthy people exposed to even low levels of air pollution over a handful of years developed enlarged heart chambers, a common precursor to heart failure, a new study indicates.

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Mediterranean diet may blunt air pollution's ill health effects

Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harm of long-term exposure to air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks, stroke and other causes of death, according to new research presented ...

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