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  1. 'peataphysique

    Childhood dementia claiming young lives | A Current Affair

  2. haidut

    Air pollution impairs cognition, aspirin is protective

    A new study demonstrating that even short-term (less than a month) exposure to polluted air impaired cognition in humans, and that the mechanism of action was by triggering an inflammatory response. Ergo, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and especially aspirin, were found to be protective. Since...
  3. haidut

    Asthma Is Driven By Endotoxin And Its Receptors (TLR4, TLR5)

    Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role of the endotoxin/LPS (and its sentinel receptors) in a chronic idiopathic condition - in this case asthma. The cause of asthma is, as usual, officially claimed to be unknown but it is known that asthma can be exacerbated by environmental pollution...
  4. haidut

    Obesity Increasing; Is NOT Due To The Cliche Urban, Gluttonous, Sedentary Lifestyle

    The study below shows that obesity rates are rising worldwide. A doctor would immediately suggest that this is due to urban overpopulation, with hordes of gluttonous, chips-eating, video-game-playing, sedentary, bored people who do little more than eat and sleep. However, the study below found...
  5. haidut

    Pollution (and Resulting Anxiety) Predicts Violence And Unethical Behavior

    For those of you who have read the book Freakonomics, you probably remember the chapter discussing the drop in violent crime in the US during the late 80s and early 90s. The authors made the claim that neither better law enforcement, nor social programs were responsible for that drop. Rather...
  6. haidut

    B Vitamins As Antidote To Air Pollution

    I hope this news is not taken as an excuse by governments around the world to increase pollution and start distributing B vitamins to the population as treatment. But given the already high pollution in most major cities around the world, taking a B complex vitamin could be a cheap and safe way...
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