The quality of the air she breathes might have an impact on a teen girl's menstrual cycle, a new study suggests.
U.S. researchers said that exposure to smoggy air could raise teen girls' risk for irregular periods.
"While air pollution exposures have been linked to cardiovascular and pulmonary [lung] disease, this study suggests there may be other systems, such as the reproductive endocrine system, that are affected as well," said lead researcher Dr. Shruthi Mahalingaiah. She's assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine.Read the whole article
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Popping certain heartburn drugs like they're candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests. The risk was proportionate to how long and how often these drugs, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), were taken. That risk increased anywhere from two to eight times, the study authors said. Although the relative...Read More