Monthly Archives: October 2015

Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s Disease

The NIH is recruiting for a randomized study to determine the efficacy of coconut oil as a possible treatment for older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

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DNA Damage in Buccal Mucosa Cells of Pre-School Children Exposed to High Levels of Urban Air Pollutants

DNA Damage in Buccal Mucosa Cells of Pre-School Children Exposed to High Levels of Urban Air Pollutants Continue reading

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Household Ventilation May Reduce Effects of Indoor Air Pollutants for Prevention of Lung Cancer: A Case-Control Study in a Chinese Population

Household Ventilation May Reduce Effects of Indoor Air Pollutants for Prevention of Lung Cancer: A Case-Control Study in a Chinese Population Continue reading

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A Pilot Study to Assess Effects of Long-Term Inhalation of Airborne Particulate Matter on Early Alzheimer-Like Changes in the Mouse Brain

A Pilot Study to Assess Effects of Long-Term Inhalation of Airborne Particulate Matter on Early Alzheimer-Like Changes in the Mouse Brain Continue reading

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Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients Exposed to Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide

Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients Exposed to Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study Kuang-Hsi Chang,  Mei-Yin Chang,  Chih-Hsin Muo,  Trong-Neng Wu,  Chiu-Ying Chen,  Chia-Hung Kao  Published: August 12, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103078 Article Authors Metrics Comments Related Content Abstract Introduction Materials and Methods Results Discussion Supporting Information Author Contributions References Reader Comments (0) Media Coverage (0) Figures Abstract Background The air pollution caused by vehicular emissions is associated with cognitive decline. However, the associations between the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and … Continue reading

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Ambient Air Toxics and Asthma Prevalence among a Representative Sample of US Kindergarten-Age Children

Ambient Air Toxics and Asthma Prevalence among a Representative Sample of US Kindergarten-Age Children Continue reading

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Deaths and Medical Visits Attributable to Environmental Pollution in the United Arab Emirates

Deaths and Medical Visits Attributable to Environmental Pollution in the United Arab Emirates Continue reading

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Prenatal Exposure to Urban Air Nanoparticles in Mice Causes Altered Neuronal Differentiation and Depression-Like Responses

Prenatal Exposure to Urban Air Nanoparticles in Mice Causes Altered Neuronal Differentiation and Depression-Like Responses Continue reading

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Health Risk Assessment for Air Pollutants: Alterations in Lung and Cardiac Gene Expression in Mice Exposed to Milano Winter Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

Health Risk Assessment for Air Pollutants: Alterations in Lung and Cardiac Gene Expression in Mice Exposed to Milano Winter Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Continue reading

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Vitamin C Compound Mixtures Prevent Ozone-Induced Oxidative Damage in Human Keratinocytes as Initial Assessment of Pollution Protection

Vitamin C Compound Mixtures Prevent Ozone-Induced Oxidative Damage in Human Keratinocytes as Initial Assessment of Pollution Protection Continue reading

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Carcinogenic Air Toxics Exposure and Their Cancer-Related Health Impacts in the United States

Carcinogenic Air Toxics Exposure and Their Cancer-Related Health Impacts in the United States Ying Zhou ,  Chaoyang Li,  Mark A. J. Huijbregts,  M. Moiz Mumtaz  Published: October 7, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140013 Article Authors Metrics Comments Related Content Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion Conclusion Supporting Information Acknowledgments Author Contributions References Reader Comments (0) Media Coverage (0) Figures Abstract Public health protection from air pollution can be achieved more effectively by shifting from a single-pollutant approach to a multi-pollutant approach. To develop such multi-pollutant approaches, identifying which air pollutants … Continue reading

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Air pollution – some PLOS abstracts to ponder

The following posts feature some interesting abstracts on air pollution, not necessarily related to neuropsychiatry (but then, what isn’t?).          

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