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Toxic Chemicals Prevalent in Household Dust

Posted on April 19, 2017, 6 a.m. in Environment | Cancer | Respiratory |
Study discloses top 10 consumer product chemicals in dust, with known or suspected health implications. ...pollution. In the meantime, people can reduce their exposure to the chemicals found in household dust. Simple steps can be taken to lower the dust levels in homes and limit physical exposure. A f...    more »

9 out of 10 People Breathe Polluted Air

Posted on April 1, 2017, 6 a.m. in Environment | Cancer | Cardio-Vascular |
...pollution is getting worse globally. ...pollution throughout the world, the countries having the air pollution danger spots, and provides a baseline for the monitoring of progress in combating the pollution. The model also represents the m...    more »

Indoor Air Pollution Prevention and Protection

Posted on Jan. 26, 2017, 6 a.m. in Environment | Respiratory |
Breathing in polluted air introduces toxins into every cell of the body within moments. ...pollution is defined as a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air. Some of those particles are harmful to humans. Air pollution is measured by an Air Quality Index or AQI, a scale rangin...    more »

Future Predictions for 2017-2045

Posted on Jan. 6, 2017, 1:18 p.m. in Industry News | Artificial Intelligence | Biotechnology | Longevity | Medical Technology |
Dr Robert Goldman, Co-Founder & Chairman-World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, weighs in with his latest set of predictions for health and technology. It is estimated that the doubling time of medical knowledge in 1950 was 50 years; in 1980, 7 years; and in 2010, 3.5 years. In 2020 it is projected to be 0.2 years—just 73 days. Computer power i...    more »

Air Pollution Can Damage the Brain

Posted on Nov. 22, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Brain and Mental Performance |
Ambient fine particulate matter can damage the brain’s structure and impair cognitive function. ...pollution is associated with insidious effects on structural brain aging even in dementia- and stroke-free persons.”    more »

Higher Hospitalization Rates Near Fracking Sites

Posted on Nov. 11, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Cardio-Vascular | Demographics | Neurology |
According to a new study, people who live near fracking sites may be at higher risk of hospitalization for heart problems, neurological disorders and other conditions. ...pollution.  According to a new study, people who live near fracking sites may be at higher chances for hospitalization for heart problems, neurological disorders and other conditions. In this ...    more »

BPA Substitute Not Safer

Posted on Nov. 7, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Sexual-Reproductive | Thyroid Hormone |
BPS plastic speeds up embryotic development, disrupts reproductive system. BPS (Bisphenol S) is being touted as a "safer" replacement for BPA, which was linked to early puberty and a rise in breast and prostate cancers. It is often found in plastic products ranging from wat...    more »

Reducing Age-Related Decline by Boosting Glutathione

Posted on Oct. 26, 2016, 6 a.m. in Anti-Aging Research Science | Cancer | Cardio-Vascular | Diabetes |
Researchers have found that glutathione, a deoxification compound, helps resistance of toxic stresses - however, its levels decline with age, setting the stage for numerous age-related health issue... A research team at Oregon State University has determined that glutathione may help ward off toxins that are an underlying cause of aging. Glutathione levels decline with age, which opens the door for...    more »

Yogurt Protects Against Dietary Toxins

Posted on Oct. 25, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Functional Foods | GI-Digestive |
Rich in probiotics, yogurt may reduce the uptake of food-based heavy metals and toxins. ...pollution, in a study in which the participants consumed a yogurt rich in Lactobacillus rhamnosus, for 19 days.   Among the pregnant women, the probiotic-rich yogurt protected from mercury u...    more »

Tumors and Pain Respond to Stem Cells

Posted on Oct. 17, 2016, 6 a.m. in Stem Cell | Cancer | Industry News |
A patient's own naturally-occurring adult stem cells are used to drastically improve their health when conventional medicine has repeatedly failed. Mary’s Story In 1993, Mary, a 36-year-old artist, became ill while living on the island of Maui in Hawaii. At that time, Mary was living next to a sugar cane field where chemicals were used to ...    more »

Probiotics for Skin Health

Posted on Oct. 13, 2016, 6 a.m. in Skin-Hair | Dietary Supplementation | GI-Digestive |
Is it a far stretch to assume that the advantages can extend to aging skin? ...pollution and free radicals, all of which can accelerate aging. MoisturizeProbiotics help skin to uphold moisture. Well-hydrated skin makes wrinkles less visible.  As discussed above, skin cream...    more »

Alzheimer's Rate Stemmed in Rich Countries

Posted on Sept. 23, 2016, 6 a.m. in Alzheimer's Disease | Brain and Mental Performance | Demographics |
Recent data suggests that at least in richer countries, the rate of new cases has slowed or even reversed, a possible result of quality of life improvements. ...pollution, or transmission by accident during a medical procedure. Fortunately, there are also new studies that show that a healthy lifestyle and lots of brain exercise may actually stave off, o...    more »

Potent Pollutants

Posted on Aug. 29, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Allergy |
Auto exhaust and smog contain pollutants that may play a role in the rise in airborne allergies. Nitrogen dioxide – present in automotive exhaust, and ozone – the main component of smog, may provoke chemical changes in certain airborne allergens that could increase their potency. ...    more »

Exercise Curtails Death Risk

Posted on Aug. 22, 2016, 6 a.m. in Exercise | Longevity | Respiratory |
Regular physical activity may reduce the risk of premature death, in urban and high-trafficked areas. ...pollution.  Zorana Jovanovic Andersen and colleagues analyzed data collected on 52,061 subjects, aged 50-65 years, enrolled in the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health study.  Participants self-re...    more »

Air Pollution May Raise Stroke Risk Factor

Posted on Aug. 8, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Stroke |
High levels of fine particulate matter pollutants (PM 2.5) may raise risks of carotid artery stenosis – narrowing of the neck arteries that often precedes stroke. ...pollution were significantly more likely to show signs of narrowing (stenosis) in their internal carotid arteries, as compared to those living in zip codes with the lowest pollution levels. Specifical...    more »

Change Your Commute to Change Your Weight

Posted on July 22, 2016, 6 a.m. in Weight and Obesity | Exercise | Lifestyle |
Switch to public transportation, walking, or cycling for the workday commute may help you shed excess pounds. ...pollution burden.  Such modes of commuting are becoming recognized for their potential for benefits to individuals’ health. Adam Martin, from University of East Anglia, (United Kingdom), an...    more »

Air Pollution Persists as Health Threat

Posted on July 13, 2016, 6 a.m. in Environment | Respiratory |
166 million Americans are at risk from the health effects of unhealthy air. ...pollution. The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2016" report also warns that 166 million Americans live with unhealthful levels of air pollution, putting them at risk for premature death ...    more »

"Safe" Air Pollution Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Posted on June 27, 2016, 6 a.m. in Cardio-Vascular | Environment |
...pollution within European recommended levels have been linked to an increased risk of severe heart attack. ...pollution exposure are more pronounced in men. "The association between STEMI and air pollution was observed within one day of exposure," said Dr Argacha. “We found that particulate and NO2 air ...    more »

Insights on Oxidative Stress

Posted on May 30, 2016, 6 a.m. in Mechanisms of Aging | Immune System |
Mechanism of aging also plays role in weakening the immune system. ...pollution, smoking, and UV radiation can release free radicals into the body, submitting it to oxidative stress that can in-turn weaken the immune system. Mai Matsushita, from ETH Zurich's Institute o...    more »

Fine and Ultrafine Particles Impair Heart Function

Posted on April 28, 2016, 6 a.m. in Cardio-Vascular | Environment | Respiratory |
...pollution in dense road traffic, leads to an almost immediate change in heart rate variability. ...pollution have found that inhalation of “ultrafine particles” has an almost immediate effect on heart rate variability – the ability of an individual's cardiovascular system to adapt...    more »

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