Dementia: Can traffic-related air pollution increase risk?
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(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — According to recent research, one in 10 Americans ages 65 and older has dementia — a group of diseases that impair the way the brain functions.

Although there is no cure for dementia, scientists have identified 12 modifiable risk factors that   …

Air pollution linked to negative changes in a baby’s gut microbiome
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(Richard Haridy/ New Atlas) — A new study published in the journal Gut Microbes is the first to investigate the relationship between air pollution and a baby’s developing gut microbiome. The research found exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life is associated with a gut microbiome composition linked  …

Asthma in toddlers linked to in-utero exposure to air pollution
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(Damian Carrington/ The Guardian) — Infants whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of tiny air pollution particles during pregnancy are much more likely to develop asthma, according to research.

The study analysed the impact of ultra-fine particles (UFPs), which are not regulated by governments. These are thought  …