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Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content


February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, ... Read more...

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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Study finds two pesticides linked to Parkinson’s disease


February 15th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, is associated with Parkinson's disease.People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that reduces blood pressure


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new research has indicated that our bodies produce a protein that lowers blood pressure.Increasing the level of the P450 protein causes the creation of molecules called EETs, ... Read more...

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Losing a gene makes mice smarter


September 18th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain ... Read more...

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Novel pathway shows promise for new blood pressure treatments


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, which in turn lowered the animal's blood pressure, researchers have found.The study provides new avenues for ... Read more...

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Smoking for many years may reduce Parkinson’s disease risk


March 11th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Smoking for a greater number of years may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, but smoking a larger number of cigarettes per day may not cut the risk, ... Read more...

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Fish may help cut colon cancer risk


December 8th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, can help reduce risk of colon cancer, says a new study.The study has been presented at the American ... Read more...

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Lancet studies say reducing greenhouse gases will also benefit human health


November 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A series of six studies published in the medical journal The Lancet have determined that tackling climate change by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions will have ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes can affect lung lining


October 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Carbon nanotubes which are used in everything from sports equipment to medical applications can affect the lining of the lungs, say researchers. The long term effects, however, remain ... Read more...

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How carbon nanotubes can affect lining of the lungs


October 26th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): In a collaborative study from North Carolina State University, researchers have found that inhaling nanotubes can affect the outer lining of the lung.However, the researchers from The ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tiny sensor to sniff out toxins


September 14th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can sniff out some poisonous gases and toxins and can show results simply by changing colour. The sensor could be useful ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out toxins by changing colors


September 14th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a sensor that works as an 'electronic nose' in sniffing out some known poisonous gases and toxins, simply by changing colors.Support for ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk


August 25th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study.Researchers at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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Exposure to sunlight can cause autoimmune diseases in women


July 31st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new research has cited that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can instigate certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women.The study, led by Dr. Frederick W. Miller, chief of ... Read more...

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Mum’s exposure to urban pollutants can lower child’s IQ


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A mother's exposure to urban air pollutants can lower a child's intelligence quotient or IQ, says a new study. These pollutants include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs, chemicals ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity linked to allergy risk


May 5th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese kids and adolescents are at increased risk of having some kind of allergy, especially to a food."We found a positive ... Read more...

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Cumulative lead exposure may impair women’s cognition in later years


March 29th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Cumulative exposure to lead at levels likely to be experienced in community settings may have adverse consequences for women's cognition in their later years, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Novel cause of ozone wheezing discovered


February 4th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a cause of airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to ozone, a common urban air pollutant.Using an animal model, researchers ... Read more...

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Lungs response to ozone causes wheezing, airway irritation


February 4th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers have identified factors that cause airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to a common urban air pollutant like ozone. "We found that it is not the ozone ... Read more...

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ADHD drugs do not cause genetic damage in kids


November 20th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Duke University Medical Center have found that two of the most common medications used to treat attention deficit ... Read more...

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DNA repairs may reshape the genome


August 14th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Broken sections of chromosomes can recombine to change genomes and spawn new species, according to a new study. The development of one of these new chromosome structures may ... Read more...

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Binge drinking early in pregnancy ups infants risk of oral clefts


August 1st, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Pregnant women who binge drink early in their pregnancy increase the likelihood that their babies will be born with oral clefts, according to a new study by ... Read more...

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Brain study may pave way for better epilepsy treatments


April 15th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered in a study on mice how a neurotransmitter that the body releases during epilepsy seizures, known as glutamate, leads to an increased production of ... Read more...

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Artificial butter flavour in popcorn can be harmful for lungs


March 14th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Think twice before having artificial butter flavoured popcorn the next time for a new study has found that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of ... Read more...

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Indoor allergens trigger asthma attacks


March 4th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 4 (IANS) Asthmatic? Staying indoors to avoid allergens may not be such a great idea - your home may not be a lot safer, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Elevated allergen levels in homes associated with asthma


March 1st, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that exposure to increased allergen levels in home may trigger asthmatic symptoms in allergic individuals.The team, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to chemicals in plastic items linked to lifetime weight gain


January 16th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): Prenatal exposure to minuscule amounts of common chemicals found in baby bottles to toys can lead to lifetime weight gain, say researchers.Various studies conducted using animal models have shown ... Read more...

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Farm women exposed to pesticides at greater risk of asthma


December 28th, 2007 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Farm women, who are exposed to some commonly used pesticides in farm work are at a greater risk of developing allergic asthma, according to a new study.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Heavier people more prone to Ozone effects


November 27th, 2007 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Nov 27(ANI): A study has revealed that the body mass index (BMI) is directly proportional to response to ozone and overweight or obese people may be more prone to its ... Read more...

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Even minute levels of lead in blood can lead to low IQ in kids: Study


November 21st, 2007 - 2:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Nov 21(ANI): Minute amounts of lead in childrens blood could affect brain function in children, reports a new study.The six-year Cornell study funded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, ... Read more...

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NAS report recognizes the importance of toxicogenomics


November 14th, 2007 - 2:02 am ICT by admin
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