Health

Air Pollution Exposure on Home-to-School Walking Routes Reduces the Growth of Working Memory in Children
October 5, 2017 03:30 PM - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institute supported by the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, has demonstrated that exposure to air pollution on the way to school can have damaging effects on children’s cognitive development. The study, published recently in Environmental Pollution, found an association between a reduction in working memory and exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon during the walking commute to and from school.

A Need For Bananas? Dietary Potassium Regulates Calcification of Arteries
October 5, 2017 10:27 AM - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bananas and avocados — foods that are rich in potassium — may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries.

A Need For Bananas? Dietary Potassium Regulates Calcification of Arteries
October 5, 2017 10:27 AM - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bananas and avocados — foods that are rich in potassium — may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries.

Nanopatch Polio Vaccine Delivers
October 5, 2017 10:24 AM - University of Queensland

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nanopatch Polio Vaccine Delivers
October 5, 2017 10:24 AM - University of Queensland

Efforts to rid the world of polio have taken another significant step, thanks to research led by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Stealing From The Body: How Cancer Recharges Its Batteries
October 5, 2017 10:19 AM - University of East Anglia

New research published today uncovers how the blood cancer ‘steals’ parts of surrounding healthy bone marrow cells to thrive, in work that could help form new approaches to cancer treatment in the future.

Stealing From The Body: How Cancer Recharges Its Batteries
October 5, 2017 10:19 AM - University of East Anglia

New research published today uncovers how the blood cancer ‘steals’ parts of surrounding healthy bone marrow cells to thrive, in work that could help form new approaches to cancer treatment in the future.

Low-Cost, High-Volume Services Make Up Big Portion of Spending on Unneeded Health Care
October 5, 2017 09:28 AM - University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Low-cost, high-volume health services account for a high percentage of unnecessary health spending, adding strain to the health care system, new UCLA-led research suggests.

Low-Cost, High-Volume Services Make Up Big Portion of Spending on Unneeded Health Care
October 5, 2017 09:28 AM - University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Low-cost, high-volume health services account for a high percentage of unnecessary health spending, adding strain to the health care system, new UCLA-led research suggests.

Healthy People Are at Risk of Developing Heart Disease
October 5, 2017 08:49 AM - University of Surrey

A study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they had consumed a high sugar diet. 

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