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Traffic Pollution Exposure May Result to Chronic Childhood Asthma
A new study shows that chronic childhood asthma is the likely result of being exposed to too much traffic air pollution on busy highways. Traffic pollution was viewed to only trigger asthma...more

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Obesity Risk among Children in Japan
In a study conducted by Michiyo Yamakawa, M.H.Sc., of the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama City, Japan and his fellow researchers,...more

Young Adults Less Likely to be Prescribed Blood Pressure Meds Even with Access to Care
In a study by a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the United States led by Heather Johnson, young adults are less likely to be prescribed blood...more

Homelessness Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
New study finds that homeless people have higher risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) rather than the general population. Led by Dr. Topolovec-Vranic and her colleagues in the Head Injury Clinic...more

How Damaging Immune Response in Obesity Can Be Stopped, New Research Finds
A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo learns how the autoimmune (AIM) disease linked with obesity can be suppressed. The research team also discovered how AIM happens and can...more

Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more

Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Control Could Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
According to a study conducted by a team from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Imperial College London, and the University of Sydney, controlling blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and blood...more

Obese Children Quadruple Their Risk of High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
The American Heart Association Meeting Report suggests that childhood obesity may quadruple high blood pressure risk in adulthood. The findings pinpoint at the public health risks posed by...more

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Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety

Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety
Plymouth’s Entrepreneurship Centre intern, James Holden, launches Student Safety Ltd to keep students safe on the streets...

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