Friday, January 22, 2021

Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk of Neurological Disorders, Finds Study

A long-term U.S. study has found a significant link between air pollution and neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementias. The study looked at data from 2000 to 2016 and found that air pollution increases the risk of neurodegenerative disorders.

Why ‘Cow Hugging’ Is Becoming A New Wellness Trend?

Cow hugging is now becoming a new wellness trend because of its potential benefits on physical and mental health. Hailing from the Netherlands, cow hugging is a self-care practice that involves cuddling and resting against a cow for a couple of hours.

It’s Unclear Whether Marijuana Is Effective For Chronic Pain, Finds Study

A new study has found that it is unclear whether medical marijuana is effective at treating chronic, severe pain in some people, which is caused by cancer, HIV, arthritis, nerve pain, and other medical conditions. Researchers said they do not know that marijuana helps to address pain needs.

World’s First Drone Delivery of Insulin Documented

A new paper, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, has documented the world’s first drone delivery of insulin to a patient in Ireland. Researchers explained that using drones to deliver medications and monitor patients could help save lives.

Generic Drugs Not Always Bioequivalent; They Could Sometimes Be Dangerous

Generic drugs are not bioequivalent to their brand counterparts and are sometimes dangerous, according to journalist Katherine Eban who wrote a book on generic drugs called “Bottle of Lies.” She said generic drugs are adulterated to save money and make a profit, which could be dangerous.

Coronavirus Lockdown Leads to Unexpected Climatic Benefits

Countries are in lockdown amid growing concerns over the ongoing coronavirus spread, which has led to some unintended climatic changes. In China and Italy, there have been dramatic reductions in air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions due to coronavirus shutdown.

Traffic Noise May Increase the Risk of Diabetes and Hypertension

A new American Heart Association study has found that people exposed to traffic noise are more likely to develop diabetes and hypertension. The study author explained that frequent exposure to traffic noise could increase the levels of stress hormones, raising the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.