An analysis of chemicals in baby teeth suggests that exposure to lead in pregnancy or shortly after birth might make infants more vulnerable to developing autism.
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Do you suffer from nights of insufficient sleep? A new study has revealed that poor sleep quality may in fact be linked with climate change as nighttime temperatures are steadily increasing; the result could mean poorer sleep for millions. Americans’ reported nights of insufficient sleep more than double as nighttime temperatures rise during summer months, and this problem will only continue to grow as climate change remains an ever-pressing issue.
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.