Can Air Pollution Make You Fat?
When thinking about the impact of air pollution on human health; respiratory and cardiovascular issues would probably be among the first to come to mind. But now a new study conducted by an international team of researchers is suggesting that laboratory rats who were exposed to the highly polluted air of Beijing, for three to […]
Tweets Offer Insight into Mental Health Issues
Computer scientists are analyzing Twitter tweets to gather key information on the prevalence of common mental illnesses. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore say their new computer program can sift through volumes of publicly available postings on the social media website, and detect certain ‘language cues’ associated with particular disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic […]