Health

Residents enjoy better health after a switch to electric buses

The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity. Along with the noise levels there was a reduction ...

Cardiology

Living near noise pollution tied to greater risk of heart attack

Living in a noisy environment can be annoying, but it might also harm your health. People experiencing high levels of noise from cars, trains or planes were more likely to suffer a heart attack than people living in quieter ...

Health

How your neighborhood can hamper your teen's sleep

(HealthDay)—Living in a noisy neighborhood with less green space negatively affects teens' sleep, which may lead to poorer memory and thinking skills, according to a pair of studies.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Community noise may affect dementia risk

Results from a new study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia support emerging evidence suggesting that noise may influence individuals' risk of developing dementia later in life.

Health

Fetal health negatively impacted by airplane noise

The likelihood of having a low birth weight (LBW) baby is increased if the mother lives close to the airport, in the direction of the runway, and is exposed to noise levels over the 55 dB threshold, a new University of Colorado ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Airplane noise appears to negatively impact fetal health

Prolonged exposure to loud noise is more than annoying—it is bad for human health. Beyond the obvious potential damage to hearing, chronic noise exposure has also been linked to adverse cardiovascular effects, such as increased ...

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