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Air Pollution May Be Causing Insulin Resistance, Diabetes In Children
2013-05-10 17:13:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While the harmful effects of air pollution on the respiratory system are well documented, a new study from a group of German researchers has found that it can increase the risk of insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. The study expanded on previous research that has reached inconsistent conclusions about the link between type-2 diabetes and air pollution in adults. "To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study...

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2010-02-10 14:55:00

Eczema in early childhood may influence behavior and mental health later in life. This is a key finding of a prospective birth cohort study to which scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen contributed. In cooperation with colleagues of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Technische Universität Mnchen (TUM) and Marien-Hospital in Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia this study followed 5,991 children who were born between 1995 and 1998. The study has been published in the current issue of...

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2008-06-13 10:45:00

New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer children live to roads, the higher their risk."[Children] living very close to a major road are likely to be exposed not only to a higher amount of traffic-derived particles and gases but also to a more freshly emitted aerosols which may be more toxic," wrote lead author of the research, Joachim Heinrich, Ph.D., of the German...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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