About Environmental Health
In the year 2014, over 1,600 Americans died from cancer, and today one in every four deaths within the US are cancer-linked. Recently, research has shown that where you live plays a huge role in determining how much you're at risk of cancer.
Study lead author Jyotsna Jagai stated that "Overall environmental quality was very strongly associated with increased cancer risk."
Rain often helps people with allergies or allergic asthma by bringing pollen to the ground. But a new study says that's not necessarily the case with thunderstorms, which may actually trigger asthma outbreaks.
WASHINGTON – One in 10 kids in America suffers from asthma, and communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately impacted. During Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes two leading asthma management programs -- Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) in Baltimore, Md. and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital CHAMPS Program in Memphis, Tenn. -- for comprehensive, in-home interventions and innovative asthma education to improve the lives of people with asthma in underserved communities.
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function.
FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.
Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer. And they were 36 percent less likely to die from the disease, according to the study. Read More
(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report.
The increased risk of a larger waist rose with the number of sources of noise someone was exposed to at the same time -- from 25 percent for those exposed to only one source to nearly double for those exposed to all three sources, the scientists added. Read More