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95% of tested baby foods contain toxic metals, report says

95% of tested baby foods contain toxic metals, report says

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained…MORE

New vaping study links e-liquids to some lung inflammation

New vaping study links e-liquids to some lung inflammation

A new study suggests that vaping e-liquids, specifically propylene glycol and glycerin, may lead to some inflammation in the lungs — but more research is needed to determine just how much inflammation may occur over a prolonged period of time. The study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research on Wednesday, found that in people…MORE

A third person has died after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

A third person has died after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

A third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina, state health officials said. None of the victims has been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. In recent weeks, health officials have confirmed 140 cases among people who attended the NC Mountain State…MORE

Climate crisis raises risk of more Ebola outbreaks

Climate crisis raises risk of more Ebola outbreaks

The climate crisis is going to raise the risk that Ebola will spread farther and reach areas previously unaffected by the virus, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The study found that the climate crisis will bring a 1.75 to 3.2-fold increase in the rate at which the deadly virus…MORE

These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

When it comes to concussions in high school sports, there is good news and bad news, a new study suggests. The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Tuesday. The bad news: Concussion rates increased…MORE

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows

Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home,” said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University…MORE

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