Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 18th 2017
In this study, researchers put some numbers to the correlation, and improve on previous attempts to rule out wealth and other effects as significant contributing causes. A study finds that a Chinese policy is unintentionally causing people in northern China to live 3.1 years less than people in the south, due to air pollution concentrations that are 46 percent higher. These findings imply that every additional 10 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter pollution reduces life expectancy by 0.6 years. The elevated mortality is entirely due to an increase in cardiorespiratory deaths, indicating that air pollution is the cause of reduced life expectancies to the north. "These results greatly strengthen the case that long-term exposure to particulates air pollution causes substantial reductions in life expectancy." The study exploits China's Huai River policy, which provided free coal to power boilers for winter heating to people living north of the river and provided almost no resources toward heating south of the river. The policy's partial provision of heating was implemented because China did not have enough resources to provide free coal nationwide. Additionally, since migration was greatly restricted, people exposed to pollution were generally not able to migrate to less polluted areas. Together, the discrete change in policy at the river's edge and the migration restrictions provide the basis for a powerful natural experiment that offers a...
Publication date: December 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 107Author(s): Roshini Chandroo, Iva Strnadová, Therese M. Cumming
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrate little occurrence of olfactory hallucinations but that when they occur, they are experienced as relatively unpleasant in AD patients. Our findings also demonstrate a relationship between olfactory hallucinations and psychiatric characteristics (i.e., depression) in AD. PMID: 32981566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The cost-effectiveness analysis suggests that double low-dose budesonide is a dominant Step 3 treatment strategy compared with low-dose budesonide plus montelukast for patients aged 1 to 5 years with persistent asthma in China. PMID: 32991222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Chances are high that most retirees are paying too much for their Medicare health and drug plans, says The Senior Citizens League (TSCL).
Authors: Mascitti M, Togni L, Rubini C, Troiano G, Lo Muzio L, Santarelli A Abstract Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common head and neck malignancy, characterised by high invasive capacity, lymph node metastasis, and high recurrence rate. Among the morphological features of oral cancer, the tumour-associated tissue eosinophilia has gained growing interest in the last years. Eosinophils are a minor subpopulation of leukocytes, representing 1-3% of all circulating white blood cells. The presence of high levels of eosinophils is associated with several diseases, but their role in cancer pathophysiology is co...
Abatacept relieves kidney injury in diabetic nephropathy rats by inhibiting TGF-β1/SMAD7 signaling pathway. J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2020 Sep 29;34(5): Authors: Ye L, Pan YY, Jin FH, Zhang DH, Xu QL, Zhang L PMID: 32989981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2020Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Cristina Alba-Delgado, Juan Antonio Mico, Esther Berrocoso
Publication date: 29 September 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 32, Issue 13Author(s): Xiao Wei, Zongshi Lu, Li Li, Hexuan Zhang, Fang Sun, Huan Ma, Lijuan Wang, Yingru Hu, Zhencheng Yan, Hongting Zheng, Gangyi Yang, Daoyan Liu, Martin Tepel, Peng Gao, Zhiming Zhu
Conclusion: Early-onset preeclampsia can accurately be assessed using a simple questionnaire. Recall of late-onset preeclampsia and gestational hypertension was not accurate. PMID: 32981372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Paying more attention to food insecurity and to the affordability of vegetables are avenues to explore in view of improving the quality of nourishment in Canada. In any event, longitudinal studies shall be required to confirm the role and to measure the actual influence of these variables on the quality of individual adult diets. PMID: 32981771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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