Childhood air pollution exposure linked to poor mental health at age 18

A multidecade study of young adults living in the United Kingdom has found higher rates of mental illness symptoms among those exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, during childhood and adolescence. Previous studies have identified a link between air pollution and the risk of specific mental disorders, including depression and […]

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Christmas Eve coke works fire followed by asthma exacerbations

Asthma exacerbations rose following a catastrophic Christmas Eve fire two years ago that destroyed pollution controls at the Clairton Coke Works—the largest such facility in the nation, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis concludes. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, was possible because of a collaboration […]

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Researchers use AI to detect wrist fractures

An automated system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) is effective at detecting a common type of wrist fracture on X-rays, according to a study published in the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Researchers said the AI-derived algorithm could help speed diagnosis and allow earlier treatment. Scaphoid fractures are injuries to one of the small bones of […]

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