Brief elevation of airborne particulate matter linked to respiratory infection in children

Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly published research.   Increases in PM2.5 levels also led to increased doctor visits for these […]

Why does my urine smell like coffee?

Causes Drinking too much coffee Dehydration Certain foods and drinks Other conditions Urine odor and pregnancy Treatment Outlook A person’s urine can indicate a lot about their health. Changes in the smell of urine most often reflect a person’s diet, but medications, pregnancy, and some medical conditions can also affect the odor and color of […]

Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections

Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3% of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly published research. Credit: Intermountain Medical Center Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, […]