News tagged with coal mining

'Black lung is back' researcher says

The dangers of coal mining enter the spotlight periodically when disasters strike, but one West Virginia University researcher argues that coal mine dust exposure, which has caused an increase in the prevalence and severity ...

May 17, 2013
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More Americans seeking dental treatment at the ER

(AP) -- More Americans are turning to the emergency room for routine dental problems - a choice that often costs 10 times more than preventive care and offers far fewer treatment options than a dentist's office, according ...

Feb 28, 2012
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Talk of treaty ban on mercury concerns scientists

(AP) -- Scientists are warning officials negotiating a global treaty on mercury that banning the deadly chemical completely would be dangerous for public health because of the chemical's use in vaccines.

Oct 21, 2011
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Alzheimer's protein kills nerve cells in nose

A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors, according to an animal study in the September 28 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings shed light on why people with Alzheimer's diseas ...

Sep 27, 2011
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