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Half of buildings burning residual diesel fuel oil were located in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx as of 2015, raising pollution concerns — ScienceDaily

Residential buildings that continued to burn residual fuel oil were concentrated in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, as of late 2015. Compared to cleaner heating sources such as natural gas, these dirty fuels produce high levels of particulate matter, exposure to which is linked to asthma, obesity, developmental delays, and other health problems. Results of […]

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Brain “pacemaker” tested in Alzheimer’s patients

Implanting a pacemaker-like device in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could help slow the decline in decision-making and problem-solving skills that’s typically seen in these patients, a new study suggests. The small study involved three patients with Alzheimer’s disease who had a deep-brain-stimulation (DBS) device implanted in their frontal lobe — a part of the brain tied […]

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Researchers find babies exposed in the womb to high levels of air pollution had shortened telomeres — ScienceDaily

A study conducted before and after the 2004 closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, China, found children born before the closure had shorter telomeres than those conceived and born after the plant stopped polluting the air. Results appear in the journal Environment International. Telomeres are specialized sections of DNA that allow chromosomes to […]

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Air pollution linked to irregular menstrual cycles — ScienceDaily

The air your teenage daughter breathes may be causing irregular menstrual cycles. Well documented negative health effects from air pollution exposure include infertility, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. This study is the first to show that exposure to air pollution among teen girls (ages 14-18) is associated with slightly increased chances of menstrual irregularity […]

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Robot arm to be fixed during spacewalk

The grapple mechanism installed on one end of the space station’s robot arm during a spacewalk Tuesday is experiencing problems with one of two control channels. Rather that use the fixture without redundancy, it will be removed during a re-planned spacewalk Monday, and the original fitting will be reinstalled, NASA said Friday. The older Latching […]

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