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Air pollution may up autism risk in children: Study

The research followed children in Shanghai from birth to three years to understand the effect of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5). The study included 124 ASD children and 1,240 healthy children in stages over a nine-year period, examining the association between air pollution and ASD. The study, published in the ... Read More »

Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk: Study

Previous research has highlighted how women under the age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby. But a new study by experts in Denmark and Norway claims to have identified the precise week of pregnancy when the change occurs. “If ... Read More »

Liquid water on Mars may hold enough oxygen to support life: Study

The findings could inform future missions to Mars by providing better targets to rovers searching for signs of past or present habitable environments, researchers said. A team led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US has calculated that if liquid ... Read More »

Study illustrates challenges of lowering tetanus mortality

The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality rates, although they shifted causes of deaths, researchers have now reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Tetanus ... Read More »

No safe level of alcohol, new study concludes

A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 ... Read More »

Largest brain study of 62,454 scans identifies drivers of brain aging

In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from Amen Clinics (Costa Mesa, CA), Google, John’s Hopkins University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Francisco evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to ... Read More »

Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health, study suggests

Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and longevity, suggests new research published in The Lancet Public Health journal. The observational study of more than 15,400 people from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) in the USA found that diets both low (< 40% energy) and ... Read More »

Narcissistic teens perform better at school: Study

For the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, 340 adolescent students were recruited from three different Italian high schools. They took part in two assessment waves. “Narcissism is considered as a socially malevolent trait and it is part of the Dark Triad of personality traits – narcissism, ... Read More »

More women in government may reduce corruption: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, also found that women’s representation in local politics is important too – the likelihood of having to bribe is lower in regions with a greater representation of women in local-level politics in Europe. “This research underscores the importance of ... Read More »

Soaring temperatures may up risk of workplace injuries: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first to analyse data from an entire country and evaluate the economic impact. Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) analysed data related to nearly 16 million occupational injuries in Spain between 1994 and 2013 that resulted ... Read More »