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- Copper may lead to Alzheimer's disease in older - 6.3
- Function found for Alzheimer's protein APP - 6.2
- See off Alzheimer's disease with purple fruits - 6.2
- Multivitamins in pregnancy avoid underweight babies - 4.3
- Dietary supplements not beneficial in older women - 4
- A pre existing malaria infection can prevent a second infection - 3.6
- X-rays help in early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease - 3.3
- Red meat consumption linked to colorectal cancer - 2.4
- Right diet and lifestyle may help infertile women - 2.3

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Smoking may change genes in smokers
The fact that smoking means a considerable health risk is nowadays commonly accepted. New research findings from Uppsala University and Uppsala Clinical Research Center show that smoking alters several genes that can be associated with health problems for smokers, such as increased risk for cancer and diabetes.

Copper triggers and enhances progression of Alzheimer's disease
Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset and enhance the progression of Alzheimer's disease by preventing the clearance and accelerating the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain.

Green spaces have a positive impact on wellbeing
People living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater wellbeing than city dwellers that don't have parks, gardens, or other green space nearby, said research from the University of Exeter Medical School's European Centre for Environment & Human Health.

Baby communication gives clues to autism
Approximately 19 percent of children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop Autism due to shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities, according to previous studies. For that reason, University of Miami (UM) psychologists are developing ways to predict the occurrence of ASD in high-risk children, early in life, in hopes that early intervention will lead to better outcomes in the future.

Secondhand smoke linked to Type 2 diabetes and obesity
Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke have higher rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes than do nonsmokers without environmental exposure to tobacco smoke, a new study shows.

Breast cancer risk can be reduced by avoiding unnecessary CT scan
A report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) last December reviewed all the available scientific data compiled to date about potential environmental risks of breast cancer?factors such as pesticides, beauty products, household chemicals, and the plastics used to make water bottles.

First stress and then inflammation is the culprit
Can removing stress from my environment make me healthy & happier? Yes, it is proven by a recent research that shows how stress influences disease and our health.

Dietary supplements not beneficial in older women
Consuming dietary supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron and copper, among others, appears to be associated with an increased risk of death in older women, revealed by researchers.

Obesity counseling should focus on neurobehavioral processes
Current approaches to dietary counseling for obesity are heavily rooted in the notion of personal choice and will power ? the ability to choose healthy foods and portion sizes consistent with weight loss while foregoing sweets and comfort foods. According to preventive medicine and behavioral experts at Rush University Medical Center, research supports a new counseling approach that views obesity as a result of neurobehavioral processes - ways in which the brain controls eating behavior in response to cues in the environment.

Environment factors important than genetic in autism
Shared environmental factors ? experiences and exposures common to both twin individuals ? accounted for 55% of strict autism and 58% of more broadly defined autism spectrum disorders (ASD), revealed by researchers. Genetic heritability accounted for 37% of autism and 38% of ASD.

A pre existing malaria infection can prevent a second infection
A team of researchers have found that pre-existing malaria prevents secondary infection by another Plasmodium strain, the parasite responsible for malaria, by restricting iron availability in the liver of the host.

How breast cancer cells adapt to environmental stress
An international research team led by Dr. Tak Mak, Director, The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), has discovered a new aspect of "metabolic transformation", the process whereby tumour cells adapt and survive under conditions that would kill normal cells.

Prenatal exposure to insecticide linked to decreases in cognitive functioning at age 7
Researchers from the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health report evidence of a link between prenatal exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos and deficits in IQ and working memory at age seven.

Omalizumab relieves seasonal asthma attacks in youth
A drug that targets the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE), a key player in asthma, nearly eliminated seasonal increases in asthma attacks and decreased asthma symptoms among young people living in inner city environments, a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has found.

See off Alzheimer's disease with purple fruits
Ground-breaking research from Professor Douglas Kell, published in the journal Archives of Toxicology, has found that the majority of debilitating illnesses are in part caused by poorly-bound iron which causes the production of dangerous toxins that can react with the components of living systems.

Allotment gardeners reap healthy rewards
People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not, reveales researchers in BioMed Central's journal Environmental Health.

Function found for Alzheimer's protein APP
A new study reveals that when amyloid precursor protein (APP) fails to convert iron from an unsafe form to a safe one for transport or storage, it leads to rise in iron levels inside neurons mount to toxic levels and eventually causes Alzheimer's disease.

Eggs recalled in US due to Salmonella risk
An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) that has sickened hundreds of people across the US has led to a recall of shell eggs. Working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners, the FDA reviewed epidemiologic and environmental investigation documents and identified 3 best-case clusters of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses.

Cleaning products may cause breast cancer
Women who report greater use of cleaning products may be at higher breast cancer risk than those who say they use them sparingly, revealed by researchers in a new study.

Exposure to bacteria can increase learning behavior
Exposure to specific bacteria in the environment, already believed to have antidepressant qualities, could increase learning behavior according to research presented today at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego.

Rheumatoid arthritis incidence on the rise in women
The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in women has risen during the period of 1995 to 2007, according to a newly published study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic.

Symptom patterns differ between pandemic, seasonal flu in Singapore
In a tropical environment, influenza A(H1N1) appeared milder than seasonal flu, was less likely to cause fever and upset stomach and more likely to infect younger individuals, according to a report in the May 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Pesticides, chemicals, vitamin E linked to diabetes
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that one should begin looking suspiciously at other aspects of life - like past exposure to certain pesticides or chemicals and even one form of vitamin E. This may lead to diabetes.

New policy on choking prevention in young children
Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, especially children 3 years of age or younger. Food, toys and coins account for most of the choking-related events in young children, who put objects in their mouths as they explore new environments.

Dust from distant lands may affect climate and health in US, Europe
Residents of the southern United States and the Caribbean have seen it many times during the summer months-a whitish haze in the sky that seems to hang around for days.

Urgent need to prepare developing countries for surge in e-wastes
Sales of electronic products in countries like China and India and across continents such as Africa and Latin America are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years.

Smokers at risk from their own second hand smoke
Smokers are at additional risk from breathing environmental tobacco smoke, contrary to the prevailing assumption that such risks would be negligible in comparison to those incurred by actually smoking, revealed by researchers.

Flame retardant exposure may lead to fertility problems
Women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a type of flame retardant commonly found in household consumer products, took longer to become pregnant compared with women who have lower PBDE levels.

Copper may lead to Alzheimer's disease in older
A new study linked high levels of copper and iron to Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and other age-related disorders. The report is published in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology.

Educated parents may have autistic children
Researchers at UC Davis have identified 10 locations in California where the incidence of autism is higher than surrounding areas in the same region. Most of the areas, or clusters, are in locations where parents have higher-than-average levels of educational attainment.

Isolation and stress contribute to breast cancer risk
Social isolation and related stress could contribute to human breast cancer susceptibility, research from a rat model designed at the University of Chicago to identify environmental mechanisms contributing to cancer risk shows.

Metals and diesel emissions lead to respiratory symptoms in children
Exposure shortly after birth to ambient metals from residential heating oil combustion and particles from diesel emissions are associated with respiratory symptoms in young inner city children.

Social interaction or isolation affects breast cancer
Social environment can play an important role in the biology of disease, including breast cancer, and lead to significant differences in health outcome, revealed by researchers.

Environmental chemicals in breast milk may cause testicular cancer later
A comparison of breast milk samples from Denmark and Finland revealed a significant difference in environmental chemicals which have previously been implicated in testicular cancer or in adversely affecting development of the fetal testis in humans and animals.

Traffic noise raises blood pressure
People exposed to high levels of noise from nearby roads are more likely to report suffering from hypertension, revealed by researchers in BioMed Central's journal Environmental Health.

Action steps to cut childhood obesity rates
Local governments play a crucial role in the fight against childhood obesity by creating environments that make it either easy or hard for children to eat healthier diets and move more.

Parental stress may increase asthma risk in children
Children with stressed out parents may be more susceptible to developing asthma (Childhood asthma) associated with environmental triggers such as high levels of traffic-related pollution and tobacco smoke, revealed by researchers.

Nitrate linked to Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes, Parkinson's disease
Increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food increases disease risks including Alzheimer's disease, diabetes mellitus and Parkinson's disease, revealed by researchers.

Hair straightener burns amongst under fives rising, UK
Most parents think of electrical sockets and irons when asked about dangers to young children in the home but, unknown to parents, new and unexpected risks from modern home gadgets such as hair straighteners are posing a growing threat to toddlers' safety.

Multivitamins in pregnancy avoid underweight babies
Prenatal multivitamin supplements are associated with a significantly reduced risk of babies with a low birth weight (underweight babies) compared with prenatal iron-folic acid supplementation, found a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

Parkinson's disease linked to pesticide exposure
The cause of Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease, is unknown, but in most cases it is believed to involve a combination of environmental risk factors and genetic susceptibility.

Fat to make you feel fuller
Scientists have designed a fatty formulation that can make you feel fuller for longer. When the fat remains stable in the acid environment of the stomach, it empties into the small intestine more slowly and increases satiety.

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan
Women who have babies naturally in their 40s or 50s tend to live longer than other women. Now, a new study shows their brothers also live longer, but the brothers' wives do not, suggesting the same genes prolong lifespan and female fertility, and may be more important than social and environmental factors.

Radiation linked to aggressive thyroid cancer
Patients with thyroid cancer who have previously been exposed to radiation-for example, in the workplace, through environmental exposure or for treatment of acne or another condition-appear to have more aggressive disease and tend to have worse outcomes in the long term, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology?Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Keeping slim is good for the planet
Maintaining a healthy body weight is good news for the environment, according to a study which appears today in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

Pollution causes impaired baby growth during pregnancy
Exposure to traffic pollution could affect fetal development during pregnancy and lead to an increased chance of having a small baby.

Playful active kids lead active lifestyle
The key to raising active teenagers is giving them plenty of opportunities to play at home and be part of an active family when younger, new University of Otago research suggests.

Minority health care clinics separate but unequal
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine may shed new light on why minority Americans have poorer health outcomes from chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.

Bar workers health improved from smoking ban
The health of bar workers, who actively smoke cigarettes, significantly improves after the introduction of a smoking ban, reveals research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Parkinson's disease genes linked to manganese poisoning
A connection between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's disease has been discovered by a research team led by Aaron D. Gitler, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Third hand smoke - another reason to quit smoking
Need another reason to add "Quit Smoking" to your New Year's resolutions list? How about the fact that even if you choose to smoke outside of your home or only smoke in your home when your children are not there ? thinking that you're keeping them away from second-hand smoke ? you're still exposing them to toxins?

Endosulfan use prohibited in New Zealand
Endosulfan - a chemical used as an insecticide on crops and turf - use prohibited in New Zealand.

Risk assessment of phthalates and other chemicals needed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as phthalates could cause adverse health effects in humans, says a new report from the National Research Council.

Hairspray use during pregnancy may cause birth defect in newborn
Women who are exposed to hairspray in the workplace during pregnancy have more than double the risk of having a son with the genital birth defect hypospadias, according to a new study published today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Rainfall linked to autism
Children living in counties with higher levels of annual precipitation appear more likely to have higher prevalence rates of autism, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The results raise the possibility that an environmental trigger for autism may be associated with precipitation and may affect genetically vulnerable children.

Air pollution may increase risk of appendicitis
Could there be a link between high levels of air pollution and the risk of appendicitis? New research presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Orlando, suggests a novel connection.

Health expert urges FDA to take action to reduce BPA exposure
Researchers found a significant relationship between urine concentrations of the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities.

Lung health action plan needed to control air pollution
The National Illness Cost of Air Pollution (ICAP) study, released by the Canadian Medical Association, is clear evidence that action is required on air pollution and that a national strategy for lung health is needed now more than ever.

Positive school environments reduce student smoking
A survey of high-school children in Scotland has shown that pupils who experience positive and inclusive social environments in schools are less likely to take up smoking. The teachers who succeed in creating a positive environment in school may be responsible for their pupils staying smoke-free.

Paint chemicals may harm sperms, male fertility
A new study has revealed that chemicals used in paint emulsions may damage semen quality in males, making them infertile. The results of the study have been published in the 'Occupational Environmental Medicine' journal.

Canada takes action on Bisphenol A
Canada is the first country in the world to complete a risk assessment of bisphenol A in consultation with industry and other stakeholders, and to initiate a 60 day public comment period on whether to ban the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles which contain bisphenol A.

Heart disease predetermined by oxygen levels in the womb
The amount of oxygen available to a baby in the womb can affect their susceptibility to developing particular diseases later in life. Research presented at the annual Society for Endocrinology BES meeting in Harrogate shows that your risk of developing cardiovascular disease can be predetermined before birth, not only by your genes, but also by their interaction with the quality of the environment you experience in the womb.

Illinois to strengthen drinking water protections
Following reports that found trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the US's drinking water, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) is expanding its current monitoring of water quality to include sampling to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways.

Improving the safety testing of chemicals
Testing the safety of chemicals ranging from pesticides to household cleaners will benefit from new technologies and a plan for collaboration, according to federal scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who announced a new toxicity testing agreement.

Health effects of climate change in UK
The possible health effects of climate change are set out in a report published by the Department of Health, UK (DH) and the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

Environmental toxins cause early onset puberty in girls
Although scientists have speculated over the negative effects of environmental toxins for years, new data suggest that certain environmental toxins may disrupt the normal growth and hormonal development of girls.

Ban use of bisphenol A in baby bottles
Dozens of state and national environmental health organizations in the U.S. and Canada are calling for an immediate moratorium on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and other food and beverage containers, based on the results of a new study that demonstrates the toxic chemical BPA leaches from popular plastic baby bottles when heated.

Strong genetic influence on childhood obesity
A British study reveals that obesity in children is not only because of lack of exercise and wrong dietary habits, but there is a strong genetic influence amongst other factors that lead to childhood obesity.

Stress in pregnancy may lead to schizophrenia in offspring
Most societies believe that a mother's psychological state can influence her unborn baby. Children of women who undergo an extremely stressful event-such as the death of a close relative-during the first trimester of pregnancy appear more likely to develop schizophrenia, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Environmental pollution can cause diabetes
In the most recent edition of the Lancet, researchers from University of Cambridge, Drs Oliver Jones and Julian Griffin highlight the need to research the possible link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs, a group which includes many pesticides) and insulin resistance, which can lead to adult onset diabetes.

Climate change a threat to human health
Climate change will have a huge impact on human health and bold environmental policy decisions are needed now to protect the world's population, according to the author of an article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Brain strong during waking hours, weaken during sleep
Most people know it from experience: After so many hours of being awake, your brain feels unable to absorb any more, and several hours of sleep will refresh it. Now new research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health clarifies this phenomenon, supporting the idea that sleep plays a critical role in the brain's ability to change in response to its environment. This ability, called plasticity, is at the heart of learning.

Study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women and their babies
The Government of Canada announced a $3.9 million investment in Canada's largest study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women and their babies. To mark National Child Day and the one-year anniversary of the Chemicals Management Plan on December 8, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, Canada announced this important step.

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