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Michigan Rep. John Dingell's departure from Congress set up an open-seat race for the suburban Detroit seat his family has held since 1933 – and could hold onto even longer should his wife, Deborah Dingell, opt into the race as expected.
First it was the lack of blooms on her rose bushes. Then Mary Branch noticed her hair drying out and hives popping up on her arms. Now she blames the changes on contaminated groundwater underneath the north St. Louis County neighborhood where she has lived since 1978.
Children whose mothers took Tylenol during pregnancy were more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers found.
At town-hall meetings around the United States, Vietnam-era veterans are gathering to learn about the possible consequences of wartime exposure to Agent Orange on their children.
A citizens' group on Maui on Monday launched a petition to allow voters to consider temporarily suspending production of genetically-modified crops on the Hawaiian island.
Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012, suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms – and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why.
More than a dozen children in California have developed an extremely rare, polio-like syndrome within the past year that within days paralysed one or more of the children's arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say.
A rare and mysterious polio-like illness may have afflicted up to 25 children in California, several of whom have suffered limb paralysis, and health experts were struggling to identify the cause of the ailment, medical researchers said on Monday.
Come November, the citizens of Maui County could be voting on a temporary suspension of all genetically modified crop production in their county. The only thing standing in the way of a public vote on the matter is the collection of 8,500 signatures.
It's easy for an alcoholic to commit to abstinence after he's been in a car accident. It's also easy to abandon that commitment once the accident is only seen receding in the rear view mirror of his mind. So it is with air pollution.
The head of the China’s leading climate change research centre has likened China’s “unbearable” air pollution to a smoker at increasing risk of lung cancer.
A new study by Rutgers University found that yellow dyes found in many common household products and items could contain a potentially harmful chemical that may be bad for your health.
Beijing on Monday maintained its orange pollution alert, the second-highest alert level, as severe smog is forecast to linger in the Chinese capital for another three days.
Women in Nepal do the lion's share of agricultural work, and it's common for them to continue working in the fields throughout pregnancy. But this can seriously affect their health, and that of their unborn child.
Water is seeping through a coal ash dam in the foothills of South Carolina, raising concerns about the structure's stability and whether a failure would contaminate the Saluda River. But the seepage at Duke Energy's power plant in Anderson County has gone largely unnoticed.
Buckingham Palace is exposed to the worst air pollution in Britain, new figures reveal. The clogged road that runs alongside the Queen’s London home has the country’s highest levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas that comes mostly from traffic fumes.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority announced last week that Carnival is retrofitting many of its cruise ships with scrubbers to reduce air pollution. But the fact remains that shore power -- plugging in a cruise ship while it is docked -- is the cleanest option available.
The latest study published in the Environmental Health Journal, released Wednesday, found that drinking water aboard Camp Lejeune was contaminated with chemicals from a drycleaning facility and a leaking fuel depot from the 1950s until 1985 -- which is earlier than previous estimates.
The Tomblin administration on Friday released test results that showed there were low levels of the chemical MCHM in the regional water supply for longer than had previously been disclosed.