Health

EPA plans new strategy against PFAS 'forever chemicals'

(HealthDay) —- A new plan to limit pollution from so-called "forever chemicals" will include restricting their release into the environment and speeding cleanup of contaminated sites, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New form of expanded dialysis improves quality of life, study finds

In a published study, a hospital research team from Lawson Health Research Institute has found that expanded dialysis, a new method that removes a broader range of toxins from the body, can improve quality of life in chronic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thai device tests for coronavirus in armpit sweat

For Bangkok market sellers, the armpit sweat soaking their T-shirts during the humid monsoon season may contain subtle signs of coronavirus infection, local scientists have said.

Medical research

Missing bile ducts offer clues to mechanism of liver injury

Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described a new phenomenon in which the deletion of a single gene involved in liver embryogenesis completely wipes out bile ducts of newborn mice. But despite ...

Health

Several persistent chemicals found in fetal organs

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet found industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances. In a study published in the journal Chemosphere, the researchers urge ...

Health

NIDA: Teen vaping levels seem to have plateaued in 2020

(HealthDay)—Teen vaping levels remained high in 2020 but have not increased substantially since 2019, according to results from the annual Monitoring the Future survey, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug ...

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