Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

West coast wildfires, COVID a double whammy to lung health

(HealthDay)—Even as wildfires rage across California, Oregon and Washington, another danger lurks in the eerie orange haze that has enveloped U.S. cities, towns and neighborhoods this week: an increased risk of catching ...

Health

Look beyond fossil fuels to curb air pollution

(HealthDay)—Burning fossil fuels account for about 100,000 air pollution-related deaths in the United States each year—but there are other less obvious sources of deadly air pollution, a new study warns.

Overweight & Obesity

Environmental factors tied to childhood obesity

(HealthDay)—Childhood obesity is associated with multiple environmental factors, including exposure to smoking and air pollution, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

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