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Vitter panders to ozone polluters and Louisianans pay the price: Poor health.

September 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Vitter says the ozone standard is critical to Louisiana’s future. That’s right - but not in the way he means. Louisianans should tell the senator it is critical to have a future where their kids are healthy and their air is clean. They should tell him they want their health standards based on science and medicine, not the agenda of corporate polluters.

Possible risks of antidepressants to newborns.

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am
The prevailing attitude among doctors has been that depression during pregnancy is more dangerous to mother and child than any drug could be. Now a growing number of critics are challenging that assumption.

Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Birth weight and diabetes.

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am
African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found.

Childhood diet habits set in infancy, studies suggest.

September 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of nutritional studies published on Tuesday has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated.

More than 1,000 in Aceh protest ban on illegal gold mining.

September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Traditional gold miners in the Pidie district have slammed Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah’s recent ban on illegal gold mining, demanding that he proves claims that their activities cause environmental destruction.

Fat children have up to six times more high blood pressure risk: Figures lead to doctors calling for taskforce to tackle child obesity.

September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Young obese girls have the biggest problem, with a 5.9-fold chance of developing it compared with those of healthy weight, while the risk is four times greater for obese boys.

Rickets returns as poor families find healthy diets unaffordable.

September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Poverty is forcing people to have dangerously poor diets and is leading to the return of rickets and gout - diseases of the Victorian age that affect bones and joints - according the UK Faculty of Public Health.

Call e-cigarettes nicotine sticks, urge campaigners.

September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Electronic cigarettes should be renamed “nicotine sticks” to make them less attractive to young people, say public health experts who fear that e-cigarettes are being seen as “cool or trendy” and may encourage teenagers to start smoking real ones.

The secret to happiness can be found by digging in the dirt.

September 1, 2014 - 9:00am
By now, many of us are familiar with the “hygiene hypothesis” — the idea that an environment that’s too clean may actually increase our risk of disease. This hypothesis usually gets discussed in terms of ailments like allergies or autoimmune disorders, but some research shows that dirt might be good for our mental health, too.

Algae taking over San Joaquin County delta waterways could pose health risk.

August 31, 2014 - 9:00am
It’s green and smelly, and now health officials say it’s also toxic. San Joaquin County’s algae problem is so bad the health department issued a warning today.

Don't trap bad air, smoke and mold inside your home.

August 31, 2014 - 9:00am
As temperatures cool, many of us are inclined to close up our houses to stay warm and save on heating, but keeping all that heat inside can also mean trapping pollutants and mold-promoting moisture that result from our daily lives.

Fracked off - natural gas victims flee Colorado's toxic air.

August 31, 2014 - 9:00am
A general contractor in Colorado's Grand Valley, Duke Cox says the first time he became aware that drilling for gas might be a problem was back in the early 2000s when he happened to attend a local public hearing on oil and gas development.

The 'Blob' is gone.

August 31, 2014 - 9:00am
It melted the rubber of his goggles. Twenty-nine years later, Brian Martin still isn't certain what kind of chemical he burrowed into at the bottom of the St. Clair River in September 1985. But one thing is certain: Martin's eerie discovery revealed years of pollution along the St. Clair River.

For 13 plaintiffs, pollution lawsuits came too late.

August 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Some plaintiffs were dead long before their next of kin filed suit against Ringwood chemical manufacturer Rohm and Haas, blaming air and groundwater contamination for creating an alleged cancer cluster.

Overweight kids faces risk of getting asthma.

August 31, 2014 - 9:00am
If your child is overweight, there's one more reason for you to worry. In addition to the usual, risk of obesity and its associated health complications there's a risk of him/her getting asthma too.

Pesticides on the playground.

August 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Is your children’s schoolyard routinely sprayed with pesticides? Children’s health is especially fragile – and how safe they are might depend on where you live. Today we hear about how and why one pesticide has been banned for household use, but affects the health of farmworkers and their children. Children’s health is especially fragile--so why aren’t we protecting them?

One Democrat's gamble on climate change.

August 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Michigan Democrat Gary Peters is making the climate cause a central message in his neck-and-neck Senate campaign, in a state that for decades built gas-guzzling cars into a foundation of the U.S. economy. But is he offering a vision that can help other Democrats win tough races in manufacturing-heavy states? Or a cautionary tale?

Oil, gas industries run roughshod.

August 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Today's fracking boom has come with enormous costs to our economy in the way of environmental cleanup, health impacts, community burdens, lost property values and decreased quality of life.

Let's stop trying to cure cancer, says cancer professor.

August 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Most cancers cannot be cured and scientists should give up trying and, instead, look for ways to manage the disease, the director of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer at The Institute of Cancer Research, has claimed.

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