Cardiology

Pesticide exposure may increase heart disease and stroke risk

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the risk of heart disease and stroke in a generally healthy group of Japanese American men in Hawaii, according to new research published in the Journal of the American ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Exposure to inorganic dust increases risk of gout in women by 27%

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate that occupational exposure to inorganic dust is a previously unknown risk factor for gout and also confirm known ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Occupational exposures linked with increased risk of COPD

An international team led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal has provided new evidence about the role of occupational exposures as an important risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Neuroscience

Pesticide exposure may be ALS risk factor

New research shows environmental pollutants could affect the chances a person will develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

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