Air pollution kills five people in Bristol each week, study shows

Toxic air contributes to health conditions such as asthma, cancer and stroke, say expertsFive people die each week in Bristol as a result of high levels of air pollution, a study has revealed.Researchers at King ’s College London examined the combined impact of PM2.5, which is mainly from domestic wood and coal burning and industrial combustion and nitrogen dioxide, which mainly comes from older polluting vehicles.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Air pollution Bristol Environment UK news Science King's College London Education Higher education Cities Source Type: news

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Conclusion: In middle-income country, like Thailand, in-hospital specialized weaning unit improve weaning success rate and critical care bed utilization.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Acute critical care Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE: Efforts that prevent adverse childhood experiences could also potentially prevent adult chronic conditions, depression, health risk behaviors, and negative socioeconomic outcomes. States can use comprehensive public health approaches derived from the best available evidence to prevent childhood adversity before it begins. By creating the conditions for healthy communities and focusing on primary prevention, it is possible to reduce risk for adverse childhood experiences while also mitigating consequences for those already affected by these experiences. PMID: 316...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Smoking around kids may harm their vision as their eyes are still developing, a new study suggests. Secondhand smoke has long been linked to increased risks for cancer and stroke in adults, and asthma, lung infections and...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Fitbit or Apple Watch for running? Garmin or Misfit for swimming? Sleep Cycle or Sleep as Android for sleep tracking? What about measuring heart rate, blood pressure, or tracking how to cut out stress from your life? Dozens of gadgets on the healthcare wearable market promise you a healthier lifestyle, but it’s easy to go astray in the jungle of digital health gadgets. Let me show you my top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers. Guidance in the health wearable universe By now, I have tested and used more than a hundred devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Thus,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics activity fitness fitness trackers Health 2.0 Healthcare Innovation meditation mental health Personalized medicine sleep sleep optimization sleep tracking stress technology wear Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 7 September 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Giulia Carreras, Alessandra Lugo, Silvano Gallus, Barbara Cortini, Esteve Fernández, Maria José López, Joan B. Soriano, Ángel López Nicolás, Sean Semple, Giuseppe Gorini, Yolanda Castellano, Marcela Fu, Montse Ballbè, Beladenta Amalia, Olena Tigova, Xavier Continente, Teresa Arechavala, Elisabet Henderson, Alessandra Lugo, Xiaoqiu LiuAbstractOur aim was to provide a systematic review of studies on the burden of disease due to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, reviewing methods, exposure ...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundFunctional limitations may be more common in middle-aged adults than previously recognized. However, there are few published data on the prevalence of activity limitations, and their association with multimorbidity, among adults 50 to 64  years old.ObjectiveTo describe the prevalence of activity limitations and the association with multimorbidity in middle-aged adults.DesignCross-sectional analysis of US population-based National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011 –2016.ParticipantsThe total number of community-dwelling NHANES participants aged 50 –64 years old is ...
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to expectation, the combination of poor mental functioning and chronic disease diagnosis did not have a strong synergistic effect on cost. Mental and general medical conditions appear to have independent effects on health care costs. PMID: 31378194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medicare For All Source Type: blogs
Authors: Stanton R, Rosenbaum S, Rebar A, Happell B Abstract The association between psychotic illness and poor physical health is now clearly articulated in the literature. By contrast the impact of depression and/or anxiety on physical health is considerably less understood, despite depression being the leading cause of disability worldwide and is associated with significantly higher prevalence of physical comorbidities than found in the general population. An Australia national cross-sectional population-based survey was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of chronic physical health conditions in persons with,...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Do you believe we are born with an expiration date and that we “sign up for” a certain number of years? I heard a story today of a stellar young woman on the way to a big event who was killed in a car accident. She crossed paths with another driver who was running late for his own intended destination and he blew through a red light. The young woman was an organ donor whose generosity will save numerous lives. I know of others who were just going about a “normal” day, and they made their transition suddenly. Some are unexpectedly given a life-ending diagnosis and, as a result, experience pain and su...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Grief and Loss Health-related Personal death dying Fear Near Death Experience Source Type: blogs
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