Air pollution may accelerate cognitive decline in older women A large, prospective research led by a researcher at Rush University INFIRMARY indicates that chronic contact with particulate air pollution might accelerate cognitive decline in older adults. The results of the study will be published in the Feb. 13 problem of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In the scholarly study, women who were subjected to higher degrees of ambient particulate matter over the future experienced more decline within their cognitive functioning over a four-year period. Higher degrees of long-term exposure to both coarse PM and good PM were connected with significantly faster cognitive decline. PM polluting of the environment consists of small particles suspended in the air.The Hill: Pharmaceutical Sector On Verge Of Major Hill Success The pharmaceutical industry is on the verge of a major triumph as the lame-duck congressional session winds down. An effort to severely restrict pharmaceutical industry offers from delaying the entry to the market of low-cost generic medicines appears more likely to die in the lame-duck. That could kill the legislation for quite a while, since a Republican House is seen as unlikely to support the measure .