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Children born to fathers over the age of 45 are at greater risk of developing psychiatric problems and more likely to struggle at school, according to the findings of a large-scale study.
Older fathers are more likely to have children with psychiatric problems and learning disabilities, scientists have found.
After decades of rising obesity rates in the United States, public health officials are finally seeing some small gains in efforts to curb the epidemic, at least among the nation's youngest citizens.
Sweden threatened Wednesday to sue the European Commission over a delay in identifying harmful chemicals in everyday products.
A type of lung cancer reported to be increasing in Beijing has been linked to worsening air quality, with an expert warning that the potential health impact could be much greater than the SARS epidemic in 2003.
The State Government has voted down a bill that would have seen it assume responsibility for the fluoridation of drinking water. The Opposition introduced the bill after a number of councils on the state's north coast had heated debates on the issue.
The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades will propose major changes to nutrition labels on food packages, putting calorie counts in large type and adjusting portion sizes to reflect how much Americans actually eat.
Pregnant women who lived in neighborhoods with more air pollution were twice as likely to have elevated blood sugar than women in less polluted areas, according to a new study of Boston area women.
Plants and animals have a long history of acclimatizing to city living. But now biologists are beginning to see signs that something more fundamental is happening. They say wild things may be changing at a genetic level to survive cities and their polluting, habitat-fragmenting ways.
For the first time since it introduced an emergency smog alert system in October, the Beijing government issued an “amber alert”, its second-highest warning level, last Friday and then reissued the same alert on Monday.
Environmentalists are still waiting for proof that hydraulic fracturing makes people sick, but that’s not stopping them from whipping up anxiety over public health.
Big spenders and car owners will continue to sacrifice their children’s future to their trivial needs of vanity or compulsive demands of greed. They will continue to abuse the Earth, and in exploiting the present, let their children pay for their improvidence.
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in the epidemic.
Authors of the new book offer provocative evidence that economic pressures and government policies are behind the increase in diagnoses of the psychiatric disorder marked by hyperactivity, disorganization, impulsiveness, inattention and poor academic performance.
Have you ever wondered why store receipts feel ever-so-slightly powdery? That’s because most receipts are printed on “thermal” paper, which changes color when heated. A thin coating of powder helps develop the dyes. That powder, it turns out, contains an endocrine-disrupting chemical, and we’re absorbing it through the skin on our fingers.
U.S. doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected. A meeting of the American Academy of Neurology heard that some patients had developed paralysis in all four limbs, which had not improved with treatment.
Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation's smallest eaters: Between 2003 and 2012, obesity among children between 2 and 5 years of age has declined to 8 percent – a 43 percent decrease in just under a decade.
The obesity rate among young US children has fallen by 43% since 2003-2004, the first broad decline in years, a new national study has found. Scientists have not identified an exact cause but say a decrease in sugary beverage consumption may contribute.
Logos for sugary soda and unhealthy snack foods would no longer appear inside schools under proposed nutrition rules released Tuesday by the Obama administration.
Hampton Creek Foods, a San Francisco company formed around the challenge of how to replace the egg in cooking, aims to figure out a way to make all kinds of food more affordable and its production less harmful to the environment.