A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.
High air pollution exposure in one-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction.
Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats
Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to 26.
China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this week in the journal Environmental Health.
Living near major roads linked to risk  of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS
High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggested they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries.
High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows
Scientists have discovered that a non-invasive technique which could one day be used to treat Parkinson's disease, can successfully target a highly specific group of brain cells which play a key role in development of the condition.
Possible Parkinson's treatment successfully targets two major nerve systems
The number of people with dementia being admitted to hospital as a medical emergency has risen by more than a third in five years, figures have shown, with a lack of social care blamed for the increase.
Emergency dementia admissions to hospitals up 35% in five years
Cervical cancer cases are soaring among women in their late 20s, even though the virus behind it has almost been eliminated in younger generations, new figures show.
Cervical cancer cases soaring among women in their late 20s
Researchers have found how an antibiotic used to treat a debilitating gut infection stays put inside the body giving it time to effectively treat the problem, a discovery that will pave the way for the development of more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs.
Sticky antibiotic provides glue for successful treatment
Chinese authorities have advised people to stop travel into and out of Wuhan, the city at the center of a new virus that has killed nine.
New China virus 'could mutate and spread further’

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