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An article on Reuters Health cites a study from Spain stating that children exposed to secondhand smoke are “up to three times more likely” to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The report from Tobacco Control goes on to say that “the association was stronger for kids...
According to CBS News, a study published in the BMJ suggests that while air pollution takes a toll on physical health, it may also affect mental wellbeing. Out of 70,000 female study subjects, those who lived in highly polluted areas were found more likely to report multiple symptoms of anxiety. The results...
For the past few decades, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) treatment has been mostly limited to enzyme therapy. While this type of therapy is able to treat symptoms of emphysema and COPD and may even be disease modifying, there is hope that advancements in replacement therapy will improve treatments...