Psychology & Psychiatry

Water crisis took toll on Flint adults' physical, mental health

Since state austerity policies initiated a potable water crisis seven years ago in Flint, Michigan, public health monitoring has focused on potential developmental deficits associated with lead exposure in adolescents or ...

Pediatrics

Machine learning models identify kids at risk of lead poisoning

Machine learning can help public health officials identify children most at risk of lead poisoning, enabling them to concentrate their limited resources on preventing poisonings rather than remediating homes only after a ...

Pediatrics

1 in 3 children poisoned by lead, UN warns

Up to 800 million children around the world are being poisoned by lead from water and air pollution, the United Nations warned Thursday in a special report on the "massive and previously unknown" health crisis.

Pediatrics

Lead levels in preschool kids lower, but vigilance is needed

Researchers led by Dr. Christos Symeonides, a paediatrician and post-graduate research scholar from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, measured the blood lead levels in ...

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