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Major study finds no conclusive links to health effects from waste incinerators

Researchers have found no link between exposure to emissions from municipal waste incinerators (MWIs) and infant deaths or reduced foetal growth. However, they show living closer to the incinerators themselves is associated with a very small increase in the risk of some birth defects, compared to the general population. But whether this is directly related… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent… Read More »

A cure for PTSD? Anesthetic wipes emotional trauma from memory, study finds

A cure for PTSD? Bizarre study wiped painful memories in people by ‘reactivating’ their trauma then injecting them with an anesthetic Spanish researchers created and reactivated negative memories in patients before giving them an injection of the anesthetic, propofol   Propofol acts on the two regions of the brain that form emotional memories  When they tested… Read More »