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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 »