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Study: Climate Change Could Make Allergies Worse in the Future

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Researchers say climate changes could make allergies worse in the future.

Researchers have been growing plants that cause allergies in greenhouses, modeling what they expect weather conditions to be like in the future.

Experts say by the year 2100, average temperatures will rise above anything we've seen since the last ice age.

Researchers say under those future-like conditions, the plants in their study have been putting out more pollen.

That's bad news for people allergic to pollen, whose symptoms will get worse, scientists say.

 


 

New research shows even some mummies up to 4000 years-old had clogged arteries.

Researchers say that means heart disease is not just a modern problem caused by fatty foods, smoking, and too little activity.

For the study, researchers looked at mummies from different cultures: Egypt, Peru, Alaska, and the southwestern United States.

Scientists say they fact that about a third of mummies they looked at had heart disease means there could be a stronger genetic component to heart problems than previously thought.

Experts stress that even though there's a genetic component to heart disease, you can still lower your risk by eating healthier, quitting smoking, and exercising more.

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