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New Measures of Aging May Show 70 is The New 60

Population aging could peak by 2040 in Germany and by 2070 in China, according to the study, which combines measures of aging with probabilistic population projections from the UN. In the USA, the study shows very little population aging at all in the coming century. Traditional population projections categorize "old age"

Autism Risk Linked to Fever During Pregnancy

The study is the most robust to date to explore the risk of ASD associated with fevers across the entire span of pregnancy, and of the capacity of two different types of commonly used anti-fever medications -- acetaminophen and ibuprofen -- to address that risk. Risks were minimally mitigated among

PFOA Threat to Drinking Water Addressed With Novel Material

A Northwestern University-led research team now reports an inexpensive and renewable material that rapidly removes PFOA from water. The novel treatment effectively eliminates the micropollutant to below 10 parts per trillion, far below Environmental Protection Agency and all state health advisory limits. "Our material fully extracts the pollutant out of water,"

Smoking Out Sources of in-Home Air Pollution

"Our primary goal was to figure out what's happening in houses that leads to higher air particle levels and, in turn, to unhealthy environments for kids," said study coauthor John Bellettiere, a graduate student in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health. A research team led by SDSU environmental health

E-Cigarettes A Gateway to Smoking? Not likely

Are e-cigarettes a gateway product that lead more people, especially teens, to smoke regular cigarettes? No, according to public health researchers from the University at Buffalo and the University of Michigan writing in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. "The national trends in vaping and cigarette smoking do not support the argument

Norwegian Women Drink Least While Pregnant.

A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK. The countries with the highest proportion of women who reported alcohol consumption during pregnancy were