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Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says

The fatal effects of pollution are seen across our planet.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:12:19 GMT
Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives

Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:54 GMT
Week of wildfires polluting air as much as year of cars

The wildfires blazing across Northern California this week produced the same amount of air pollution as vehicles did in the state in one year, according to Sean Raffuse, an air-quality analyst at the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:51:04 GMT
Arsenic-polluted water linked to cancer in India

Millions of people in Bihar, India, are showing symptoms of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to consumption of contaminated drinking water.

Mon, 01 May 2017 07:43:45 GMT
Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says

Each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under 5, according to World Health Organization reports released Monday.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:11:36 GMT
#MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma

#MeToo has become a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse and harassment, but could the posts trigger trauma as well?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:08:41 GMT
Why insurance really is a life or death issue

Screenings covered by insurers needs to be seen through the lens of equality, explains the president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:50 GMT
California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak

As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:14:50 GMT
FDA approves 2nd gene therapy targeting non-Hodgkin lymphomas

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a second gene therapy for cancer, the first to target non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:25:19 GMT
Report: 42% of kids now have their own tablets

The amount of time young children spend on mobile devices has tripled in just four years, from 15 minutes a day in 2013 to now 48 minutes, according to a new report. The report also finds that 42% of children now have their own tablet devices.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:47:36 GMT
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