Health

Bad Break: Osteoporosis-Related Bone Fractures Linked to Air Pollution
November 10, 2017 02:06 PM - Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Their findings are published in The Lancet Planetary Health.

Bad Break: Osteoporosis-Related Bone Fractures Linked to Air Pollution
November 10, 2017 02:06 PM - Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Their findings are published in The Lancet Planetary Health.

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects
November 10, 2017 11:36 AM - Rice University

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

Some Coal Ash from China Too Radioactive for Reuse
November 10, 2017 11:21 AM - Duke University

Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials. But a new study by U.S. and Chinese scientists cautions that coal ash from high-uranium deposits in China may be too radioactive for this use.

China's Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Declined Significantly While India's Grew Over Last Decade
November 9, 2017 12:09 PM - University of Maryland

Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems. It is produced predominantly when coal is burned to generate electricity.

Indian Air Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels, Doctors Warn
November 9, 2017 10:25 AM - Yale Environment 360

Air pollution in the Indian capital of Delhi has reached extraordinarily high levels, equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, the nation’s doctors and public health experts warned this week.

Indian Air Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels, Doctors Warn
November 9, 2017 10:25 AM - Yale Environment 360

Air pollution in the Indian capital of Delhi has reached extraordinarily high levels, equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, the nation’s doctors and public health experts warned this week.

Significant Financial Stress Associated With 13-Fold Higher Odds of Having a Heart Attack
November 9, 2017 09:45 AM - European Society of Cardiology

Significant financial stress is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to research presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association.

Significant Financial Stress Associated With 13-Fold Higher Odds of Having a Heart Attack
November 9, 2017 09:45 AM - European Society of Cardiology

Significant financial stress is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to research presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association.

27 Ways Heatwaves Can Kill
November 9, 2017 09:00 AM - University of Hawaii at Manoa

A new systematic synthesis by researchers at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa shows that there are at least 27 different physiological pathways in which a heatwave can kill a human being, and everyone is at risk.

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