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  • Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air
    on July 19, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Federal data show an increased cancer risk to neighborhoods across the country around plants that emit a gas called ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize medical equipment. […]

  • Heat Bakes the Nation, Here Are Some Safety Tips
    on July 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Across two-thirds of the United States, over 115 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is already in effect, and 290 million will see temperatures soar past 90 degrees at some point […]

  • Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise
    on July 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns. […]

  • Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?
    on July 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psychologist […]

  • EPA Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Harm in Children
    on July 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Even though the pesticide chlorpyrifos has been linked to brain harm in children, it will not be banned in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. […]

  • Diabetes Raises Heart Failure Risk More in Women
    on July 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Diabetes brings with it a variety of long-term complications, but at least one of those -- heart failure -- is a bigger threat to women than men, new research suggests. […]

  • Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom
    on July 18, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control center data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, […]

  • The 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too
    on July 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    A new study confirms that both numbers are, in fact, critical in determining the risk of heart attack and stroke. […]

  • Money Might Motivate Smokers to Quit Long Term
    on July 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Financial rewards for quitting smoking do help smokers -- including pregnant women -- kick the habit and remain smoke-free, a new study confirms. […]

  • Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak: CDC
    on July 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    An E. coli outbreak in the United States that's linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials. […]

  • Overdose Deaths Fall for First Time in Decades
    on July 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year. […]

  • WHO Says Congo Ebola Outbreak Is Health Emergency
    on July 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency. […]

  • Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment
    on July 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    he largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes. […]

  • Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer's
    on July 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. […]

  • Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe
    on July 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    When states have stricter gun laws, fewer children die from gun violence, new research shows. […]