PBDEs, common flame retardants found on household furniture, caused an increased risk of diabetes in mice only exposed to the chemicals through their mother's milk. In addition to increased glucose intolerance, researchers also noted higher levels of endocannabinoid in the livers of the offspring of mice exposed to PBDEs.
People living in areas with high levels of daytime noise had a 36% higher risk of being diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, and a 30% increased risk of Alzheimer's disease than those living in quieter neighborhoods.
Low-level exposure to lead during development does not lead to alcohol use disorder, but does alter the neural circuits in a way that if addiction occurs, it makes it harder to refrain from returning to addiction related behaviors.
Where you live has a significant impact on whether you will live to become a centenarian, a new study reports.
A new study confirms a link between the severity of symptoms for those with chronic pain and atmospheric weather conditions. Low atmospheric pressure was associated with more severe symptoms of pain.
Exposure to low levels of air pollution over a decade led to changes in gene expression associated with morbidity and mortality in the longer term.
Study reports increased temperatures due to climate change will negatively affect both the general health and mental health of humanity. Children's health will be most affected by climate change, researchers report.
Living less than 50 meters away from a major road, or less than 150 meters away from a highway, increases the risks for dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. However, living close to green spaces appears to have more of a protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers found a close association between high aluminum content in brain tissue and amyloid-beta location in post-mortem samples of people with familial Alzheimer's disease. The findings back up previous claims that aluminum exposure may be linked to the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Children raised in areas with a high risk of lead exposure have decreased brain volume and problems with cognitive performance.
Children whose mothers were exposed to PBDE flame retardants while pregnancy had less efficient reading networks, and increased risk of developing reading disorders.