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Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought

Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought

Industrial chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl found in public water supplies across the United States are toxic at levels seven to 10 times lower than previously believed, a federal government report says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News High levels of exposure to the chemicals are associated with liver damage, some forms of cancer, developmental problems […]

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How Much Drinking Is Healthy — or Not?

How Much Drinking Is Healthy — or Not?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do — but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds. The research is the latest […]

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The Water’s Great. Just Don’t Overlook Safety.

The Water’s Great. Just Don’t Overlook Safety.

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than a half million people are treated for swimming-related accidents in the United States in a given year. With pools, lakes and beaches open, it’s tempting to fling yourself into the water. But don’t dive in unless you know it’s safe to […]

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Lack of Paid Sick Leave Linked to Poverty

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Linked to Poverty

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Workers without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line, two new studies find. Compared to adults who have the employee benefit, those without paid sick leave are also more likely to have difficulty affording food. […]

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Home and Family

Home and Family

Good preventive medicine — the proactive steps one can take to avoid disease and injury — begins with maintaining a healthy home environment for you and your family. Learning about home fire prevention, the safe use of gas appliances, swimming pool safety, healthy cleaning practices, and safe storage of toxic products in your home are […]

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Health: Are You Living a Healthy Lifestyle?

Health: Are You Living a Healthy Lifestyle?

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Find out how you stack up to the rest of America Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. Despite the best intentions of health care providers and public health agencies, it seems that Americans have a long way to go before they start following the good health advice they […]

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Facts About Thallium Poisoning

Facts About Thallium Poisoning

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR The March 2007 poisoning of an American woman and her daughter in Russia with the element thallium sparked widespread media attention. After the women became ill in Moscow, they returned to the U.S. for treatment, where the diagnosis […]