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Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:34:30 GMT

Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world's three "most polluted cities" on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites.

London's low-emission zone ineffective in improving child lung health, study says

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:30:17 GMT

Traffic control measures have improved air quality in London, but the number of children with poor lung capacity because of traffic pollution remains high, a new analysis says.

More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:58:42 GMT

There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:58:22 GMT

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition.

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:01:49 GMT

Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday.

After separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:50 GMT

Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were separated by doctors in Australia last week still want to be close to each other, nurses have told reporters.

Deadly multistate salmonella outbreak related to raw turkey grows

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 04:26:15 GMT

As Thanksgiving nears, there are 74 more cases of salmonella, including 1 death, linked to raw turkey products, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it's still a mystery as to where the tainted turkey products come from.

Neanderthals' lives weren't more violent than humans', study suggests

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:00:43 GMT

For years, researchers analyzing traumatic injuries found on Neanderthal fossils believed they had lived dangerous, violent lives.

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:33:19 GMT

Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.

Beijing issues rare public warning on 'serious' swine fever crisis

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:04:31 GMT

Chinese authorities have announced strict new measures in an attempt to halt the country's fast-growing African swine fever crisis, which has spread to 18 provinces and led to the culling of more than 200,000 pigs.

One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:36 GMT

Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Coca-Cola scales back Christmas truck tour after backlash

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:20:45 GMT

Coca-Cola has slimmed down its Christmas truck tour through Britain amid opposition from health campaigners.

Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:58:06 GMT

A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change -- adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the environment.

Are the health benefits of celery juice real?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:35:56 GMT

It sounds simple enough: juice a bunch of celery, drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and wait for the health benefits to roll in.

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:09:50 GMT

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette makers and review their sales and marketing practices.

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:50:51 GMT

Evacuees who fled the Camp Fire in California are facing norovirus outbreaks in shelters. The Butte County Public Health Department said that 145 people have been sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea since the shelters opened to evacuees and 41 people were experiencing symptoms at four different shelters as of Wednesday evening.

How China can fix its eyesight crisis

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:32:16 GMT

President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations.

Need for speed: The quest for the world's fastest humans, without an engine

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:36:18 GMT

Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:03:57 GMT

An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer.

What parents should know about the 'huge epidemic' of vaping

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:39:23 GMT

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:47:19 GMT

19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:41:23 GMT

A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals.

US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:00:28 GMT

The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study.

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:59:39 GMT

The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research.

New concerns about sesame allergies

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:59:12 GMT

Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced on November 12.

11th child dies in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:24:33 GMT

An 11th child has died and 23 additional children have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, the state's Department of Health announced Friday.

A cancer survivor thought she'd never run again after losing her leg. Now, she's training for a half-Ironman

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:58:56 GMT

Alma Faz was just 19 when her right leg was amputated.

Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:43:34 GMT

Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva?

Her kidney donation now could save her granddaughter's life later

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:08:00 GMT

When Meghann Adams learned that she was pregnant in early 2015, she was ecstatic. Starting a family with her husband, Chris, had not been easy, but she was carrying twins. They were to be named Delly and Aubrey.

Experimental treatment helps 2 out of 3 peanut allergy sufferers, study finds

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:46:35 GMT