Navigation Links
When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
Date:2/12/2013

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's lush palms or piney groves, the health of trees in your neighborhood might influence your physical health, a new study suggests.

Research from the U.S. Forest Service found that the loss of 100 million trees on the East Coast and in the Midwest was associated with an increase in deaths from heart and lower respiratory disease.

Although the study adds to existing evidence that exposure to the natural environment can improve health, the researchers pointed out that their findings do not prove a causal link, so the reason for the association between trees and human health remains unclear.

The researchers examined demographic, human death and forest health data collected from 1990 and 2007 on almost 1,300 counties spread across 15 states. In doing so, they saw a discrepancy in human health among those living in areas infested by a particular beetle, known as the emerald ash borer, which kills ash trees.

They found that residents in the areas affected by this beetle had 15,000 more deaths overall from heart disease and 6,000 more deaths from lower respiratory disease than people living in other areas.

The study's authors noted that there was an association between tree loss and human death rates, even after they took into account people's income, race and level of education.

"There's a natural tendency to see our findings and conclude that, surely, the higher mortality rates are because of some confounding variable, like income or education, and not the loss of trees," Geoffrey Donovan, a research forester at the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, said in a USDA Forest Service news release. "But we saw the same pattern repeated over and over in counties with very different demographic makeups."

The emerald ash borer was first discovered in 2002 near Detroit. The beetle attacks all 22 species of North American ash and kills the majorit
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Demand For Christmas Trees Strong According To American Christmas Tree Association Study
2. Boughs of Christmas Trees Hold Many Insects, Bug Expert Says
3. Emerald Ash Borer Beetle to Destroy Trees, Uncle Matty's Tree Service Prepares
4. Synthetic circuit allows dialing gene expression up or down in human cells
5. Chinas Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health
6. Putting our heads together: Canines may hold clues to human skull development
7. Colon cancer exhibits a corresponding epigenetic pattern in mice and humans
8. Meeting: Scientists to explore 60 topical issues related to human health and the environment
9. Human bacteria sequencing project involving CU raises $340,000 online
10. Gene variants found to affect human lifespan
11. Humanitarian aid workers in Uganda show signs of stress, depression, and burnout
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
(Date:9/17/2014)... StartX , a nonprofit technology accelerator ... of funding at its Summer Demo Day yesterday. The ... was the first such gathering held at StartX’s new, ... The presentations were delivered on an expansive stage built ... 2,000 square foot life science facility that opened last ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Cadiz ... treatments and cosmetic procedures to clients throughout Central ... of services is Collagen Induction Therapy. Using the ... are able to help clients correct a wide ... introduced this month, and Cadiz Laser Spa is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... -- Present-day Europeans are the descendants of at ... a new study. Previous research suggested ... European farmers. But, a new genetic analysis involving ... descendants of Ancient North Eurasians. Nearly all present-day ... group, researchers from Harvard Medical School said. , ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... Scientists have uncovered a key factor to explain why antibiotic-resistant ... circles of DNA called plasmids appear to be the culprit. ... to another, and some carry a gene that makes bacteria ... talking about carry an antibiotic-resistant gene to a class of ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... might be able to reduce the need for invasive ... autoimmune disease lupus. , In a new study, researchers ... from nephritis kidney inflammation to interstitial fibrosis, ... A kidney biopsy is the only existing way to ... extent. , The model could also be used to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 2Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 3Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 4Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 5Health News:Stanford-affiliated StartX Showcases Startups, New HQ, and Growth of Stanford-StartX Fund 6Health News:Revolutionary Collagen Induction Therapy is Now Available at Cadiz Laser Spa 2Health News:Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study 2Health News:Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study 3Health News:Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals 2Health News:Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals 3Health News:Math model designed to replace invasive kidney biopsy for lupus patients 2
... PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 5 Tonight is a momentous,occasion ... and prominent leaders in cancer research and,patient advocacy join ... one-hour simulcast from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET ... offers an unprecedented platform to elevate,the discussion about cancer ...
... the general election,campaign begins in earnest today, the ... looking to the two presidential,candidates for a greater ... that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over, ... significant obstacles faced,by small businesses as they further ...
... breast cancer may take medications for years to help ... becomes resistant to anti-hormonal drugs, treatment with chemotherapy becomes ... the 2008 ASCO Breast Cancer Symposiummay change this approach. ... "re-sensitize" the tumor, allowing anti-hormonal drugs to do their ...
... Free drug samples provided to physicians by pharmaceutical ... the long run, according to a study done by ... colleagues. , The retrospective study looked at the prescribing ... internal medicine practice in the months immediately before and ...
... they say could help doctors evaluate risks , , THURSDAY, Sept. ... all kids who are allergic to vaccines can receive vaccinations ... , Reporting in the September issue of Pediatrics , ... Center put forth a step-by-step set of instructions -- an ...
... Sold-Out and Sustainable Packaging ... also Well-Represented, NEW YORK, ... products, and sustainable,packaging will be on full display at HBA Global ... Javits Convention Center in New York.,Both the Technical and Naturals Pavilions ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Standing Up to Cancer for 60 Years 2Health News:Conventions Conclude, Fall Campaign Begins: NFIB Looks for More Focus on Small Business Healthcare Concerns 2Health News:Conventions Conclude, Fall Campaign Begins: NFIB Looks for More Focus on Small Business Healthcare Concerns 3Health News:1 step back ... 2 steps forward 2Health News:Free drug samples may end up costing uninsured more 2Health News:Free drug samples may end up costing uninsured more 3Health News:Even Kids With Known Allergies Can Be Safely Vaccinated 2Health News:HBA Exhibit Floor Offers Global Resources to the Beauty and Personal Care Industry 2Health News:HBA Exhibit Floor Offers Global Resources to the Beauty and Personal Care Industry 3
(Date:9/17/2014)... OTEMR, Inc. , ONETOUCH EMR, 2.0 has achieved ONC ... the software is capable of supporting eligible providers with ... measures required to qualify for funding under the American ... certified on July 14, 2014 by ICSA Labs ... (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Lightbeam Health Solutions announced today ... (Physician Direct ACO) to deploy the Lightbeam population ... better care while reducing costs. Photo ... Direct Accountable Care Organization is the ACO operating ... OPNS mission is to be the premier integrated ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... --  myMatrixx, a pharmacy and ancillary medical benefit manager for workers, ... has awarded myMatrixx with a "Best Places to Work ... row. Best Places to Work is ... Best Companies Group.  The competition, which involves months of ... insurance industry companies with at least 25 employees in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 2OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 3Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization Selects Lightbeam Health to Enable Better Care at a Lower Cost 2Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization Selects Lightbeam Health to Enable Better Care at a Lower Cost 3myMatrixx Honored with "Best Places to Work in Insurance" Award 2
... Aug. 11, 2011 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today ... president and chief executive officer, will present at the ... August 16, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time in ...
... Minn., Aug. 11, 2011 The City of St. Louis ... to help provide residents with some relief from the high ... the National League of Cities (NLC) – the City is ... discount cards offer city residents an average of 23 percent ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Wedbush 2011 Life Sciences Management Access Conference 2St. Louis Park and the National League of Cities Bring Free Prescription Discount Card Program to Residents 2
This CDI original designed Bra Vest incorporates Velcro® adjustable side closures to provide maximum compression to the patients breast, upper abdomen, upper and lower back....
Female Mini-VEST Seamless, Front Closure...
Male Support Brief...
For Lipoplasty or surgery of abdomen, flanks and midriff...
Medicine Products: