Cigarette Smoke Destroys Your Brain
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered that exposure to second-hand smoke could increase your risk of developing dementia and other brain-eating impairments.
The research highlighted a 44% increase in risk of cognitive impairment when exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke.
While previous studies identified active smoking as a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, most were focused on children and adolescents. "This is the first large-scale study to conclude that second-hand smoke exposure could lead to dementia and other neurological problems in adults," according to Cambridge.
The authors proposed a number of possible explanations including an increased risk of heart disease and stroke which directly linked to matters of the brain.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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