Air pollution is causing many health problems. A new study has found that children whose childhood passes between traffic-related air pollution may change their brain structure by the age of 12. According to researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the United States, grey matter and cortical deficiencies were found in certain parts of the brain from birth until the age of 12 in children living under such high air pollution. These parts are related to movement and sight-seeing as well as listening. Travis Beckwith, the lead researcher of the study, said, “This result shows that the kind of climate in which you live and breathe can have an effect on your brain development.”
Cough and shortness of breath early signs of cancer
A new study has found that shortness of breath and cough are becoming common as the first symptoms of lung cancer. Therefore, doctors should consider these symptoms as an early sign of this deadly disease. According to researchers at the University of Exeter Medical Center, UK, these symptoms can be improved by identifying the initial stages of lung cancer and saving the lives of victims. This conclusion has been drawn on the basis of studies conducted on about 28 thousand patients. This study, conducted over a period of about 17 years, found an increase in coughs and respiratory problems among the victims before the detection of lung cancer.