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Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-Related Air Pollution

A new report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) suggests that traffic-related air pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for dangerous increases in blood pressure, known as hypertension.
17-Dec-2019 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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EHP names new editor-in-chief

Joel Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Kaufman will...
16-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study suggests that breast...
2-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH partners with Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study

The National Institutes of Health, Apple, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health announced a research partnership for a major long-term study of women’s health. Apple’s new Research App will help users participate in the study and...
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites

An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitos, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
26-Aug-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and emphysema

Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to increases in emphysema between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...
13-Aug-2019 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in a room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests...
10-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Healthy Hearts Need Two Proteins Working Together

Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid...
16-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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