Air pollution is linked to lung cancer among non-smoking youth, women

Air pollution has emerged as a major factor for lung cancer in India, especially among those below the age of 40, suggests a new study conducted by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), Delhi, along with Lung Care Foundation. The study found that 50% of cancer patients are non-smokers. Of the 150 patients who were successfully treated…

Switch to a Mediterranean diet for protection from air pollution

The Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthier diet options. Low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, nuts and ‘healthy’ fats, the diet is believed to offer a host of health benefits. Studies have shown how it is good for the liver and the brain, effective in preventing heart…

Study suggests link between air pollution, Alzheimer’s

Smog blankets Mexico City on March 17, 2016.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Air pollution has been linked to strokes, heart attacks, autism, and raised blood pressure. Now, scientists say it might also be responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at Lancaster University in the UK say they found an “extraordinary” amount of magnetite, an iron oxide toxic to…