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Nation's capital ranks appallingly high in infant mortality.

May 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Spring in the nation's capital is sensational -- except for allergies -- and record numbers of tourists are flocking here to see it.

Listeria contamination issue at Blue Bell goes back 2 years.

May 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company’s plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation. But the company didn’t issue any recalls or shut down its production until after the products were linked to listeria illnesses this year – including three deaths in Kansas.

Energy drinks are making more children sick, study says.

May 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.

Measles vaccine protects against other deadly diseases.

May 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Studies of children in developing countries, where most cases occur, found that measles vaccination reduces the overall death rate from infections for up to 5 years, suggesting that preventing the disease somehow provides protection against other illnesses.

Artificial lawns at 174 Korean schools contaminated., Artificial lawns at 174 South Korean schools contaminated.

May 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Researchers said Friday artificial lawns on playgrounds of 174 schools nationwide have hazardous substances at higher levels than permitted, posing a health threat to children.

Listeria contamination in Blue Bell plants goes back 2 years.

May 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation.

'This isn't just another news conference,' says committee chair about growing support for Udall-Vitter chemical bill.

May 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Negotiations produced a bill that would give the EPA authority to regulate dangerous chemicals, and not permit companies to cite the cost of regulation as a way to block meaningful oversight.

Madera protesters urge discount retailers to remove toxic chemicals from toys, baby products.

May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
A small group of protesters gathered in front of Dollar Tree in Madera on Wednesday morning to raise awareness of toys and baby products they said are laced with toxic chemicals.

Passions run high in vaccine debate.

May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Author and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wielded his celebrity Tuesday in a debate about whether to eliminate Vermont's philosophical exemption to mandatory school and childcare vaccinations.

Are we eating too much arsenic?

May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Tests have shown that arsenic in rice often exceeds recommended daily levels, yet there are no in-food arsenic safety standards. Why not?

The continuing threat of lead poisoning underlines the scale of shortcomings in Irish water quality.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Concealing unpalatable information from the consumer is nothing new, particularly where public health is concerned.

Don't ignore e-cigarettes among children.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
By infusing electronic cigarette vapors with candy and fruit flavors, e-cigarette manufacturers are potentially peddling nicotine addiction directly to American children.

US ranks worst developed country for maternal health.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A woman in the United States faces a one in 1,800 risk of maternal death, according to an annual report by the charity Save the Children, the worst of any developed country in the world.

'Tale of two cities' widens worldwide for children, study shows.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A widening gap between rich and poor in cities worldwide has contributed to deepening disparities in urban maternal health and child survival rates, the global charity Save the Children said Monday in an annual report.

Clean power plan would save thousands of lives each year.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
The Obama administration has taken great pains to frame its Clean Power Plan as an immediate solution for an immediate, quantifiable problem.

Panera CEO says 'no' to unacceptable ingredients.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
When Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers the foods featured on the bakery-cafe’s menu, he pictures serving them to his 11-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son.

Delaware teens still critical 6 weeks after resort pesticide poisoning at island resort.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.

Vinyl floors often contain chemicals banned in kids products.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
You walk, sit, and play on them every day, but your floors could be making you sick.

Interpol alert over diet pills that left Eloise Parry dead.

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Global police agency issues alert about tablets containing 2,4-Dinitrophenol - which make metabolism soar and cause people to 'burn up from within.'

Did lead poisoning contribute to Gray's death?

May 5, 2015 - 9:00am
No one knows how many apartments or houses in rundown neighborhoods in Baltimore, Chattanooga or elsewhere are potentially lead toxic.

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