Environmental factors

Yes, OCD is genetic, but environmental factors also play a key role

OCD is partially genetic, but researchers were unable to locate a specific gene associated with OCD. Research on twins has estimated that the genetic risk of OCD is around 48%, which means that half of the cause of OCD is genetic. Other risk factors include childhood trauma, differences in how the brain works, PANDAS disease, […]

Environmental factors

Environmental factors contribute to 13% of all deaths in EU, report finds

Environmental factors such as air pollution and heat waves exacerbated by climate change contribute around 13% of all deaths in Europe, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday. A total of 630,000 deaths in the 27 countries of the European Union plus the UK were attributable to environmental factors in 2012, the latest year […]

Environmental problems

Pakistan: Climate change and environmental problems stymie government | Asia | An in-depth look at current events from across the continent | DW

Torrential rains in Pakistan killed more than 100 people last week, while causing extensive damage to property and infrastructure. The southern port city of Karachi has been plunged into chaos. Residential and commercial areas were inundated and power outages disrupted life for days. Climate scientists say Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to inclement weather and other […]