People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests. The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline. UK dementia experts said the findings needed probing but were "plausible".Nearly 50 million people around the world have dementia. However, the causes of the disease, that robs people of their memories and brain power, are not understood. The study in the Lancet followed nearly two million people in the Canadian province of Ontario, between 2001 and 2012. The analysis suggests 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of a major road could be caused by traffic.Dr Hong Chen, from Public Health Ontario and one of the report authors, said: "Increasing population growth and urbanisation have placed many people close to heavy traffic, and with widespread exposure to traffic and growing rates of dementia, even a modest effect from near-road exposure could pose a large public health burden. January 5 http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38506735
Eclipses continue to create events long after they are gone. To understand this news we go back to the last solar eclipse chart drawn for Toronto, Ontaria. The eclipse fell in tropical Virgo – a sign linked to matters connected with health and illness. Notice that the eclipse T-square is anchored by aspects to the meridian. Saturn as the apex of the T-square is not only the ruler of the 6th house which rules “public health issues” but is also conjunct the medical asteroid Hygiea. In addition Saturn is quincunx the MC which is itself conjunct the asteroid Memoria. Put together the eclipse chart is highlighting public health issues that affect memory and brain power.
Additionally, on the IC is the star Nusakan, beta Corona Borealis, the Crown which Diana Rosenberg links to head ailments and insanity.
If we now progress the eclipse chart to Jan. 5, the date of the news, we find progressed MC triggering the eclipse T-square on that date!