Health

US to tighten control of PFAS chemicals in drinking water

U.S. water utilities will be required to remove certain "forever chemicals" from drinking water as the Biden administration sets first-ever limits on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, better known as known as ...

Health

Video: Protecting your eyesight from glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of blindness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Half of people with glaucoma don't even know they have it. If you're ...

Genetics

Epigenetic emergency switch improves defense against infections

During infections, the hematopoietic system switches from normal to emergency mode. This improves the defense against pathogens. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have now found an epigenetic switch in blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why flu vaccination is more important this year than ever

Public health officials are warning that it could be a different flu season than what the U.S. experienced the past two years, so protecting yourself and your family is more important than ever.

Oncology & Cancer

Drug triggers immune cells to attack prostate cancer

A single drug compound simultaneously attacks hard-to-treat prostate cancer on several fronts, according to a new study in mice and human cells. It triggers immune cells to attack, helps the immune cells penetrate the tumor, ...

Oncology & Cancer

What you need to know about flu vaccination if you have cancer

As flu season approaches, it's important to understand the need to get vaccinated for influenza, or flu. Indications are it could be a different flu season than what the U.S. experienced the past two years. If you have cancer, ...

Pediatrics

Emergency shipment of baby formula arrives from Europe

A 35-ton shipment of hypoallergenic baby formula from Switzerland arrived in the United States on Sunday, the first delivery in what the Biden administration is calling "Operation Fly Formula" to deal with a nationwide shortage.

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