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Western wildfires drive increasing overlap of particle pollution and ground-level ozone

Increasingly frequent wildfires in the western U.S. are driving particle pollution to occur with late summer ozone episodes and raising new public health concerns about cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses and the combined air pollutants in pregnant women and children.... Read more»

What’s in wildfire smoke? A toxicologist explains the health risks

In parts of the West, wildfire smoke now makes up nearly half the air pollution measured annually, and while we know that breathing smoke can be harmful, less clear is what the worsening wildfire landscape will mean for public health in the future, but research is raising red flags.... Read more»

Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

Research is showing just how dangerous COVID-19 may be for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia – a warning, experts say, that more should be done to safeguard this vulnerable population. ... Read more»

Fat and fatter: the world's 10 fattest countries 2010

The WHO projects that in 2015, the number of overweight adults will balloon to 2.3 billion, up from 1.6 billion in 2005. And the number of obese will rise to 700 million, up from 400 million.... Read more»

Behold: The world's 10 fattest countries

If you tend to pack on a few pounds over the holidays, blame it on globalization. As the world has grown smaller, we’ve all grown larger — alarmingly so. ... Read more»