Pollution threat to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollution

‘Pollution threat’ to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollutionPre-eclampsia can threaten the life of both mother and babyPollution could be a factor in up to 2,000 cases every year in the UK By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 Threat: Air pollution to trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in expectant mothers, a study has found Exposure to air pollution could trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, researchers have warned.

Lightning can trigger thunderous headaches: Number of attacks rises by a third during storms

Lightning can trigger thunderous headaches: Number of migraines rises by a third during storms The frequency of attacks rises by almost a third on days when thunder and lightning occursThis difference remained even when other weather factors were taken into accountElectromagnetic waves emitted from lightning could trigger headaches as could pollution By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:56 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:11 GMT, 25 January 2013 Lightning can trigger thunderous headaches, particularly in migraine sufferers, research has suggested.

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.

Internal brush discovered inside lungs, could be key to beating lung disease

Internal 'brush' that lines the lungs could offer insight into treating diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma Brush-like layer pushes out sticky mucus and the unwanted matter it contains PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 24 August 2012 The discovery of an internal 'brush' that helps clear lungs of unwanted matter could improve understanding of lung diseases, scientists say.