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News Releases News Topics Media Advisories Study: Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack of cigarettes a day

By David J. Hill BUFFALO, N.Y. — Air pollution, especially ozone air pollution that’s increasing with climate change, accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo. While previous studies have shown a clear connection of air pollutants… Read More »

Medical News Today: Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. New research suggests that both blood pressure readings are equally important. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year.… Read More »

Protein-linked sugars are crucial for the uptake of proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 6 million people worldwide, is caused by the buildup of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. The biological function of alpha-synuclein is still not well understood, but because of its role in neurodegenerative diseases, researchers are actively studying this protein to understand the mechanisms of the disease… Read More »