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More evidence for a link between Caesarean sections and obesity.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Bugs picked up at birth are good for you.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Living in watersheds with more trees reduces disease risk.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
A new study of children in 35 countries finds that those living in a watershed with more trees had a lower risk of contracting diarrheal disease.

Kill that bad lead bill.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The first item on the General Assembly’s agenda should be to kill Rep. Derek Merrin’s attempt to undermine the only real lead-safety regulations protecting children in Toledo now.

State: Water crisis didn’t affect Flint birth outcomes.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
A state health department analysis released Tuesday on birth outcomes in Flint found “no significant differences” before and after the city switched its water source — contrary to a study released last month by researchers in Kansas and West Virginia.

New maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
There are major concentrations of overweight children in some parts of the world and underweight ones in other parts.

Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.

Could Zika become a cancer treatment?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
This virus can kill brain cells that might otherwise morph into a deadly cancer.

Weed killer for breakfast.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
New book explores controversial week killer, cancer and corrupt science.

Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.

Obesity medical bill could "reach $1.2 trillion" a year by 2025.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
At least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

Jane Goodall: "Giving up hope won't save the planet. Ending poverty might."

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
We haven't inherited this planet from our parents; we've borrowed it from our children.

Rising number of children prey to deadly malnutrition in conflict-hit Mali.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Tens of thousands of children in Mali are prey to life-threatening malnutrition as violence and displacement fuel a deepening nutrition crisis in the West African nation, the United Nations children's agency said on Monday.

Agent Orange, exposed: How U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Some 45 million liters of the poisoned spray was Agent Orange, which contains the toxic compound dioxin. It has unleashed in Vietnam a slow-onset disaster whose devastating economic, health and ecological impacts that are still being felt today.

Even third-hand smoke poses health risks.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Yes, there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke and it’s more dangerous than you think.

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.

Local cancer survivor speaks out against Trump's EPA nominee.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Trevor Schaefer, first made headlines when "Trevor's Law" was adopted last year as a part of Congress' overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Maine will suffer from EPA chief's pro-coal stand.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A warming climate and polluted air are all we have to gain from keeping dirty power plants running.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.

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