A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.
Children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant.
One group of scientists says that reducing red meat is a top priority for your health and the planet’s. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. So what is a would-be healthy eater to do?
Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests
Airborne chemical contamination is a major environmental risk factor worldwide and contributes significantly to many diseases, including neurologic diseases.
What would a democratic and sustainable food future look like? The authors of this article have developed three scenarios for sustainable food systems: technological, community-based, and educated.
Young people who are exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, which may affect their cognitive abilities, according to a new study.
Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.
Adolescents exposed before birth to pro-oxidant toxins such as air pollution and smoking), along with essential nutrients, but not antioxidants such as vitamin C, are prone to teenage asthma and allergic disease, says study.
Depression, obesity and hypertension are amongst the exacerbating factors for dementia - evidence from studies worldwide.
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.
Research has suggested that consumption of artificially sweetened food during pregnancy could increase a child's risk for developing asthma, but it is unclear how or why this may occur.
A new study has added to evidence of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet resulting in fewer pollution-triggered asthma symptoms. The same study suggests that higher amounts of dietary omega-6 fatty acids may have the opposite effect, and be associated with more severe asthma.
A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution.
In a small study, researchers in North Carolina found lead contamination in spices and herbal remedies in the homes of children with elevated blood lead levels. The food items that had the highest levels of lead in the North Carolina study included samples of chili powder/red pepper, cumin, coriander, anise, turmeric and vanilla.
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.
Russian researchers, together with their foreign colleagues, have demonstrated that environmental metal and metalloid pollution (lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic) may induce autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and have considered possible mechanisms of exposure to these substances. The study may be useful for the prevention and therapy of ASD.
High intake of sugar during pregnancy could increase risk of childhood allergy and allergic asthma, according to a new large-scale study.
Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.