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Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually. Emerging evidence now suggests that air pollution may also impact

2019-05-22T06:18:11-05:00Tags: |

Processed foods cause overeating

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study. The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients.

2019-05-20T07:13:10-05:00Tags: |

Chronic kidney disease epidemic in agricultural workers

A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. In recent years, chronic kidney disease

2019-05-09T07:05:01-05:00Tags: |

Doctor prescribes money

Gary Bloch became a doctor because he wanted to help people who were less privileged than him. For years, he tried his best to treat patients coping with poverty and homelessness. But no matter how many blood tests he ordered and prescriptions he wrote, many of his patients’ health problems persisted. He realized it was

2019-05-08T07:16:46-05:00Tags: |

Death by diet

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a century ago farmers grew rice, sesame and pulses on the land around Myint Soe’s village in Myanmar. Now only paddy fields remain. Technology has made farming easier but government policy and climate change have slashed the foods produced by villagers which they fear is killing them when combined

2019-04-30T06:36:49-05:00Tags: |

Bugged by vaping

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent

2019-04-27T14:28:48-05:00Tags: |

Americans still sit too much

Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a major new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research team analyzed surveys of 51,000 people from 2001 to

2019-04-25T06:36:56-05:00Tags: |

FPWAs Ending the Poverty to Prison Pipeline Report 2019

A new report by FPWA details the criminalization of poverty. The health and human services sector can disrupt the “poverty to prison pipeline” – but only by becoming aware of the key role they can play in battling poverty, according to the report. “Although the majority of health and human services providers do not currently

2019-04-22T10:51:08-05:00Tags: , |

Poverty and health: could epigenetics play a part?

Socioeconomic status and health prospects have been closely associated for some time. Previous theories have established the obvious impacts of poverty on nutrition, stress and available exercise time as the leading drivers for this correlation. However, a recent study led by Thomas McDade of Northwestern University has found that poverty can, in fact, leave impressions

2019-04-19T07:40:29-05:00Tags: |