Health

EWG report: strawberries have most pesticides

(HealthDay)—Strawberries have the highest level of pesticide contamination in produce, while sweet corn and avocados have the lowest levels, according to an annual report from the Environmental Working Group.

Health

Pesticide exposures can cause changes in oral microbiome

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the oral microbiome. This is the first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans. The research is published November 11th ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika fix may be as close as a common flower and a pot of boiling water

As half a million people head to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, there's more hovering over the city than the usual pollution—it's the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, against which Brazil is waging war with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is causing microcephaly in Brazil?

The outbreak of the Zika virus has been widely associated with a rise in microcephaly cases in Brazil. While there is some evidence for this connection, the link has not yet been proven with scientific certainty. Alternative ...

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