Deadly air pollution shortens life span by nearly 2 years

Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world’s top killer, researchers said on Monday. The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life more than first-hand cigarette smoke, which can reduce it by 1.6 years, and are more dangerous than…

Puffing away? Smoking is bad news for your muscles too

Fitness freaks should take note of a new study which says that cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body. The study, which appears in the The Journal of Physiology, says that smoking decreases the number of small blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients to the leg muscles. The research was conducted by the University of…