Your Thanksgiving dinner could be going to your thighs in more ways than one. Since low doses of antibiotics have been used to promote weight gain in food animals since the 1950s, it should come as no surprise that America's obesity epidemic may be linked to use of these drugs.
Known as 281 Antinuke, Japan's answer to Banksy has covered Tokyo streets in images depicting politicians as vampires and children being shielded from radioactive rain to highlight the consequences of a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant after an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Eight activists from Hands off Appalachia are still in jail after hanging a huge banner reading "UBS. Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal" off of a construction crane opposite the Stamford headquarters of Swiss banking giant UBS, on Monday.
Britain signaled it would force tobacco companies to scrap branded cigarette packaging on Thursday in an attempt to reduce the number of children who may be drawn to smoking by striking and brightly-colored packs.
A recent study in the journal Pediatrics compared breast milk purchased online from anonymous donors with milk donated to a milk bank by screened and trained donors. The milk sold on the Internet had higher bacteria levels, including contamination with fecal bacteria and salmonella.
Occupying northern Borneo island, much of Sarawak state is a jungled landscape crossed by untamed rivers. State authorities are pushing plans to build as many as a dozen hydroelectric dams, hoping that cheap electricity will lure foreign industrial investment to the underdeveloped state.
Children and young people are being encouraged to try electronic cigarettes by enticing sponsorship campaigns and celebrity culture, a new report has claimed.
Safe Water Halifax is a recently created group, and we would like to meet with other residents of HRM who want their water fluoride-free. We don't wear tinfoil hats or talk about conspiracy theories---the goal is simply to work together to encourage the end of Halifax Water's fluoridation practice.
The ongoing repurposing of the infamous drug thalidomide may include treatment of Crohn’s disease, an incurable bowel condition.
One out of every 12 children in India has Asthma and the number is rising constantly with rise in pollution levels in cities, claims a pharmaceutical firm. Taking cross-section of the population, it is estimated that 3-10% suffer from asthma and allied problems.
What Ralph Spezio found after he became principal of Rochester's Enrico Fermi Elementary School and overheard two nurses discussing a lead-poisoning case "horrifies and angers" him to this day. Forty-one percent of Enrico Fermi's 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students had histories of lead poisoning.
We’ve known for years that lead seriously impairs early childhood development. Now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals.
Doctors are trying to contain a potentially dangerous superbug which has been found on several babies at Monash Medical Centre and Casey Hospital in Berwick.
Garlic added to baby formula packaging could be the key to preventing contamination from a potentially lethal toxin traced to powdered formula manufacturing and handling, a University of B.C. study shows.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is seeking to require companies to report whether children's products contain certain chemicals, but Democrats said on Monday that the proposal doesn't do enough to protect kids and adults.
On Monday, US legislators, federal government officials, and city and county representatives met at SUNY Orange's Newburgh campus to call for a collaborative solution to lead poisoning in the city.
A burn ban remains in effect in the Eugene-Springfield and Oakridge areas as an inversion has trapped cold air and pollution in the southern Willamette Valley.
In the HBO documentary “Toxic Hot Seat,” directors James Redford and Kirby Walker look at the role of flame retardants in the U.S.
The 1970s began with a remarkable pulse of federal legislation aimed at protecting endangered species and restoring the nation’s air and waters. But it took until 1978 for another type of environmental threat, toxic hot spots left behind by industrial activity, to gain the spotlight.