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Study During Beijing Olympics Shows How Pollution Harms the Heart

Bad air means bad health, but just how harmful can pollution be to your heart? And exactly how do pollutants weaken the heart? The Beijing Olympics provides a clue. Researchers reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association provide the first evidence that even over the span of a few weeks or months, air [...]
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