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Large survey involving two million adults found links between road and rail traffic and Alzheimer's in particular. Exposure to noise from road traffic and railways is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind.Research has consistently linked transport noise to health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity, but studies on transport noise and dementia were scarce and small, and findings inconsistent.

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  • Transport noise linked to increased risk of dementia, study findsLarge survey involving two million adults found links between road and rail traffic and Alzheimer's in particular. Exposure to noise from road traffic and railways is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind.Research has consistently linked transport noise to health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity, but studies on transport noise and dementia were scarce and small, and findings inconsistent.

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  • Battery electric multiple-unit demonstratedGERMANY: Alstom has demonstrated its prototype battery-powered Talent 3 electric-multiple unit in Sachsen, with the company’s President for Germany, Austria & Switzerland Mьslьm Yakisan emphasising that the company ‘has the clear goal of becoming the international leader in alternative drive technologies for rail travel’.

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