If you live in a large to moderately-sized city, traffic is probably a part of daily life. But how often do you think about the pollution exposure caused by all that traffic? UCLA researchers thought of that pollution regularly while conducting a recent study that compared risks of cancer in children to their mother’s level of pollution exposure during pregnancy.
Like any family on a holiday, the Burden’s were busy clicking pictures of their baby boy Harry on his first holiday to Butlins. But what the pictures later revealed was not just the images of a happy baby, but one who had a rare form of eye cancer.
When Jasmin Nethercoat had her photograph taken on her first birthday, little did her parents realise the picture would save her sight. Her mother Vicki had the photograph developed – only to notice a strange spot reflected in her daughter’s left eye. After seeing an optician, a GP and a specialist, the family was sent [...]