FDA food sampling finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’

News 06/03/19, 09:02

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. The levels in nearly ...

Association health plans gain foothold with Nevada members

Business 12/02/18, 15:30

With members struggling to meet health insurance costs, some Nevada business and trade groups have begun offering discounted policies as one big bloc through a product known as an association health plan. The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and five other Nevada associations have begun offering similar health plans to members, the ...

Lawmakers call for detention camp reforms

U.S. 11/29/18, 14:27

Lawmakers Thursday called for stricter background checks, more mental health support and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens raised by a federal watchdog report and an Associated Press investigation earlier this week. In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo provided by Ivan Pierre ...

The FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes

News 11/19/18, 02:52

More than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current e-cigarette users in 2018, a “dramatic” uptick that ended years of decline in overall youth tobacco use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published in a survey Thursday. The FDA released the e-cigarette portion of its National Youth Tobacco Survey early as ...

Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight

News 11/19/18, 02:34

Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In ...

More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

Treatment 11/08/18, 04:05

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you’re among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga. A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation. A government survey conducted last year found 14 percent of adults said they had recently done ...

Seattle woman tests positive for West Nile virus

Health 10/29/18, 16:28

Health officials say a Seattle woman tested positive for West Nile virus, becoming the first person in King County to acquire the virus locally. Seattle & King County Public Health announced Monday the woman was likely infected in August in the Seattle area, possibly on Bainbridge Island, and was hospitalized in ...

Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

Health 10/22/18, 04:16

The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday. The agency says that ...

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