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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Air pollution and physical exercise: when to do more or less

Physical activity is important in preventing heart and blood vessel disease in young people so long as they don’t undertake very strenuous activity on days when air pollution levels are high, according to a nationwide study of nearly 1.5 million … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Stressed brain linked to broken heart

Heightened activity in the brain, caused by stressful events, is linked to the risk of developing a rare and sometimes fatal heart condition, according to research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. The study found the greater the activity … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Neuroscience

Could environmental pollution from industry contribute to cryptorchidism increase? ‘Landmark study’ suggests research should focus more on exposure to major industrial pollutants rather than low-level exposure to chemicals in food, says expert commentator

Environmental pollution from industries such as coal mining and metal works may play a role in the increasing numbers of boys born with undescended testicles, according to a study published in Human Reproduction [1]. The researchers stress that their findings … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Twin Peaks: more twinning in humans than ever before

More human twins are being born than ever before, according to the first comprehensive, global overview published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. Since the 1980s the twinning rate has increased by a third … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 12th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Study suggests wearing a face mask during intense exercise is safe for healthy people

Wearing a protective face mask has only a modest effect on the ability of healthy people to do vigorous exercise, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers carried out detailed testing on breathing, heart activity and … Continue reading

Published Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Respiratory