Health

Scrapping the National Children's Study is a mistake

Environmental health research has confirmed that chronic, low-level exposure to toxins in our environment – including our food, air and water – can have a significant impact on our health. We need to ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Decline in the physical skills of Australian kids

Australians like to think themselves as sporting and fit – a concept reinforced by the success of the country's elite athletes. But evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Porches an overlooked lead hazard

A new study in the journal Environmental Health indicates that porches in older homes can be a significant source of lead dust and that housing regulations – which have been instrumental in lower rates ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Child maltreatment not a clear path to adult crime

Research has found a significant link between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a recent University of Washington study finds that link all but disappears when accounting for other life factors.

Jan 29, 2015
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Canada's Winnipeg still under boil-water advisory

Residents of Canada's sixth-largest city were advised to keep boiling tap water before using it late Wednesday, even though latest tests showed no traces of harmful bacteria, officials said.

Jan 29, 2015
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New York blood shortages casualty of shutdown

New York City issued an urgent call for blood donors Wednesday, saying supplies were low after authorities shut down America's largest city for a winter storm that failed to materialize.

Jan 29, 2015
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