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12 November 2019 - Medscape - Environmental Contamination Linked to Neurologic Disorders

Airborne chemical contamination is a major environmental risk factor worldwide and contributes significantly to many diseases, including neurologic diseases.


4 November 2019 - The Conversation - For a sustainable future, we need to reconnect with what we’re eating – and each other

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.


17 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Lead exposure linked to lower quality sleep in youth

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.


25 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children

Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.


20 September 2019 - Pulmonology Advisor - Prenatal Oxidative Balance Affects Allergic Disease and Asthma into Adolescence

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.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insights: Dementia, risk, risk reduction, and translation into practice

Depression, obesity and hypertension are amongst the exacerbating factors for dementia - evidence from studies worldwide.


19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

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.


5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Are artificial sweeteners putting kids at risk for asthma?

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.


29 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 fatty acids tied to fewer childhood asthma symptoms

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.


8 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution.


28 November 2018 - MedicalXpress - Some spices may be a source of lead exposure in kids, study finds

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.


9 October 2018 - The Conversation - Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

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.


14 September 2018 - MedicalXpress - Toxic metal pollution linked with development of autism spectrum disorder

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.


6 July 2017 - Food Navigator - Sugar in pregnancy linked to childhood asthma and allergy

High intake of sugar during pregnancy could increase risk of childhood allergy and allergic asthma, according to a new large-scale study.


31 May 2017 - Nutraingredients - Dynamic duo of vitamin E and omega-3 reduces cardiovascular injury caused by pollution

Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.


14 March 2017 - BBC News - B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution

B vitamin supplementation may offer significant protection against the damaging effects of air pollution on health.


6 March 2017 - Medical Daily - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Minimize Air Pollution Damage, Says New Study

Air Pollution Causes 7 Million Deaths Per Year Says WHO. So how can omega-3 help?



30 September 2016 - Psychiatric Times - Understanding the Link Between Lead Toxicity and ADHD

Lead’s effects on childhood IQ, ADHD, and conduct problems as well as physical health have been of concern for decades. We now know a great deal about how lead affects the brain, including disruption of signaling in the prefrontal cortex and striatum.