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Environmental medicine

Harmful substances in the soil, water and air also endanger people's health. In recent years, environmental medicine has been increasingly concerned with the consequences of climate change – in particular, rising temperatures and water shortage are causing many new medical problems.

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News • Research project 'ADAPT-HEAT'

Climate medicine: How does extreme heat affect medication?

Heat waves are becoming more common due to climate change. Researchers in Cologne explore what this might mean for the effectiveness of medication.

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News • Study shows significant adverse effects

Global warming: The health cost of urban heat

Heat islands found in many European cities have a clear impact on human mortality risk, comparable to air pollution. A new study has produced the first cost estimate of this impact.

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News • Environmental and human health research

PHIC: A French-Japanese cooperation for planetary health

A remarkable collaboration for planetary health: The Institut Pasteur and the University of Tokyo want to establish a joint institution dedicated to addressing human and environmental health research.

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News • Environmental impact

Loss of biodiversity could benefit viral pathogens

Environmental changes may reduce the diversity of mosquitos, but bring about a greater abundance of viruses, scientists from Charité in Berlin in cooperation with Leibniz-IZW find.

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News • Extra risk for asthma, COPD patients

Climate change: an even greater hazard for people with lung conditions

Heatwaves, wildfires, flooding: effects of climate change will further exacerbate breathing difficulties for millions of people living with lung conditions, new research finds.

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News • PFAS as risk factor

Researchers explore link between ‘forever chemicals’ and breast cancer

Can per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increase the risk of breast cancer? A new study by US researchers examines the effects of the so-called “forever chemicals”.

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Article • Flow cytometry

Detecting and measuring nanoplastics in the blood stream

Plastics are a part of everyday life, and an increasingly concerning factor of global environmental pollution. They also have infiltrated our bodies as microparticles (MPs) and nanoparticles (NPs), found even in placentas supporting foetal life. And they are in our blood. Now, researchers in Spain have developed a new method to detect and measure nanoparticles in human peripheral blood that is…

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Article • Antimicrobial resistance development

AMR and climate change: a worrying dual threat to global health

Climate change and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are forming an alarming alliance: Global warming creates new breeding grounds for resistant bacteria. A serious and very real threat to public health – but not quite the doomsday scenario some might make it out to be, says Prof Sabiha Essack from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

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