Hong Kong – The Air Pollution Index, which rates the likelihood of people getting ill due to air pollution recently reached 500 – the highest score possible.
The risk of suffering a second heart attack increases 40 percent if you live in an area with high air pollution. Air pollution, while being bad for the environment, is also linked to respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease. A study from the University of Tel Aviv has found pollution impacts cardiac events and stroke, and can cause repeated episodes over time writes Bryony Ashcroft at expathealth.org
The study found cardiac patients living in high pollution areas were over 40 percent more likely to have a second heart attack when compared to patients living in low pollution areas. The study aimed to determine the long term risks for heart attack patients living in polluted areas. Continue reading Cardiac risk doubles in heavily polluted areas
Two studies have discovered sleep patterns are affected by your racial and ethnic origins. In the first study, of 400,000 people, those born in the U.S. reported sleeping longer than the recommended seven to nine hours per night. African-born Americans sleep six hours or less and Indian-born Americans sleep six to eight hours a night writes Bryony Ashcroft at expathealth.org Continue reading Race and country of origin impact on your sleep