Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Serious new COVID-related smoking threat discovered by researchers

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Researchers (BGU) have found for the first time that cigarette smoke toxicity impacts the protective biofilm in the lungs, particularly concerning when paired with COVID-19 respiratory issues.

Health

Infertility can be caused by microelements disbalance

RUDN scientists report that the imbalance of vital and toxic microelements in a woman's body may cause infertility and be passed to the fetus during pregnancy. The correction of a woman's microelemental status before pregnancy ...

Oncology & Cancer

A study links soil metals with cancer mortality

Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant. Lung cancer has been associated with high copper content in soil; brain tumors are linked with areas ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Not guility: Parkinson and protein phosphorylation

Clues left at the scene of the crime don't always point to the guilty party, as EPFL researchers investigating Parkinson's disease have discovered. It is generally accepted that the disease is aggravated when a specific protein ...

Health

'Organic' milk is poorer in iodine than conventional milk

Milk from organic farms has a lower concentration of elements like zinc, iodine and selenium than milk produced by conventional farming methods. The discrepancy is due to the absence of mineral substances in the diets of ...