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Ecological News

Plague exists, and it's not the only old-time disease still lurking.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
While the plague is extremely rare today, many express shock that cases still pop up at all.
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India’s bet on world domination . . . in health care.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
The offer of quality health care at lower costs than those in the West has made India-based hospitals magnets for patients from developing nations in Africa and Central Asia, spawning a medical tourism industry that is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020.
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How technology puts pressure on BC’s migrant farm workers.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
‘I am suffering a lot’: Productivity-measuring devices make stressful job conditions even worse, say workers.
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Sen. Bob Casey pushes Sen. John McCain for PFC health study.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey wrote to Arizona Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, asking him to use his stature to force the military to pay for a PFC health study.
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Coal ash language late addition to bill at NCGA.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
A plan to remove and make good use of some of the millions of tons of toxic coal ash stored in dumps around North Carolina appeared to hit a snag this week.
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Eating less meat is a prescription for better health.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Regardless of whether Senate Republicans are able to repeal healthcare for millions of Americans, our dietary habits are a surefire way to tackle the global epidemic of chronic disease.
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As D.C. prospers, supermarkets proliferate — except in poor areas.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Despite years of effort, affluent areas are drawing more and more upscale grocers, while residents of poorer, mostly black neighborhoods lose stores.
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Terms of inquiry into problem-plagued Perth Children's Hospital announced.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
A powerful parliamentary committee has announced the terms of a wide-ranging inquiry into the management of the problem-plagued Perth Children's Hospital Project.
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Government review calls for clearer risk ratings on polluted land.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
A NSW Government-commissioned investigation has recommended a "major review" into how the Environment Protection Authority handles contaminated land.
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Measuring the health of the climate by how sick we aren't.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
The challenge of climate change prevention is getting people to notice the catastrophe that has not happened.
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Air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed 'safe,' study says.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
A new study suggests that air pollution continues to cut Americans’ lives short, even at levels well below the legal limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Study finds cancer-causing PCBs in some Iowa schools.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
University of Iowa researchers have found cancer-causing chemicals in some older Iowa schools.
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Militants blocking aid to starving children in Somalia, charity says.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Lack of access to hungry parts of Somalia controlled by Islamist militants is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of malnourished children, a charity said on Thursday, as the war-torn nation risks falling back into famine.
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They fled Boko Haram and famine — and then they were forced back.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
These Nigerians were supposed to be protected by a global refugee system that is fraying.
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EPA alleges widespread air pollution by Colorado oil and gas company.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
The EPA, along with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, filed a lawsuit against PDC Energy -- alleging widespread air pollution in Northern Colorado.
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Smart kids live longer.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Lower scores on childhood intelligence tests were associated with death from heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and lung and stomach cancers.
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Michigan DEQ sues Flint to make water deal.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
The state of Michigan is in federal court trying to force the city of Flint to accept a deal to get safe drinking water.
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Schools, colleges contend with costly mold.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Aging structures are ripe for fungal problems; Indiana U. spends $568,220 for fixes at two dorms.
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What to blame for your stomach bug? Not always the last thing you ate.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Most of us experience an “acute gastrointestinal event” at least once a year. Reading the clues might reduce your risk in the future.
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'Clean coal' showcase forced to stick with natural gas.

Environmental Health News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Southern Co. has frozen costly work on a flagship coal plant meant to showcase carbon-capture technology, sometimes called "clean coal," amid cost overruns and rising financial burdens on taxpayers.
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