Monday, August 19, 2019
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EWG: Nitrate pollution of US tap water could cause 12,500 cancer...

WASHINGTON - Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, according to a new peer-reviewed study...

One change can make diet more planet friendly

Baltimore (June 10, 2019) - Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally. According...

Study illustrates gaps in knowledge and lack of support for girls...

June 10, 2019 -- A study led by Marni Sommer, DrPH, RN, associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health,...

Night owls can ‘retrain’ their body clocks to improve mental well-being...

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - could lead to significant...

USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides

Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA,...

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals

Something as simple as chatting with your neighbours about their new energy-efficient home renovations can affect wider climate change predictions, a new...

Higher estrogen levels linked to more severe disease in scleroderma

Estrogen is the quintessentially female hormone. It is surprising, then, that a Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) study found that a type...

Breathing in black carbon from polluted air linked to alterations in...

Evidence that breathing in tiny particles of black carbon, typically a result of burning diesel, is linked to an increased volume of peripheral, smaller...

Dartmouth study reveals how ACOs use home visits to improve care...

A new Dartmouth-led study, published this week in the June issue of Health Affairs, offers new details about how one key approach--home visits--is helping...

Researchers identify link between more frequent, intense heat events and deaths...

Over the last several decades, extreme heat events around the world--particularly in the American Southwest--have gotten hotter, occurred more frequently, and lasted...