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Some children with COVID-related syndrome develop neurological symptoms

New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms.
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They had mild COVID. Then their serious symptoms kicked in

A new study illuminates the complex array of neurological issues experienced by people months after their coronavirus infections.
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Children

Are some foods addictive?

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.
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Small number of COVID patients develop severe psychotic symptoms

Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide.
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How the coronavirus attacks the brain

It’s not just the lungs — the pathogen may enter brain cells, causing symptoms like delirium and confusion, scientists reported.
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Eating fish may protect the brain from pollutants

Women with the highest levels of omega-3s, found in fish, had less brain shrinkage tied to air pollution.
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Melinda Wenner Moyer: Can COVID damage the brain?

“I tell the same stories repeatedly; I forget words I know.”
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Dirty air and the human brain: does pollution poison the mind?

Air pollution is responsible for an estimated seven million annual deaths worldwide. A growing body of research suggests it may also be damaging our brains.
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Nano-particles in air pollution linked to brain cancer risk

In a new study, researchers report that a one-year increase in pollution exposure of 10,000 nano-particles per cubic centimeter raised the risk of brain cancer by more than 10 percent.
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Pollution could be damaging your brain, research suggests

A new study in the journal Environmental Research shows children who were exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution were more anxious.

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The 5G health hazard that isn’t

How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.
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Justice

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon is at risk from mining in French Guiana and it is the French Foreign Legion's job to protect it.
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The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health

Scientists are exploring the origins of chronic wasting disease before it becomes truly catastrophic.
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Uncovering the mechanisms linking air pollution to psychosis

Let's start with just a few adjectives about our daily lives - overexposed, overwhelmed, stimulated, toxic, deficient. It's not enough that many young people lack good nutrition, but they are also challenged by circumstance by a lack of clean air to breathe and pure water to drink.

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Originals

Industry studies show evidence of bias and misleading conclusions on widely used insecticide: Scientists

Researchers who examined Dow Chemical Company-sponsored animal tests performed two decades ago on the insecticide chlorpyrifos found inaccuracies in what the company reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compared to what the data showed.

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