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This state fair is becoming more inclusive for those with sensory disorders

This state fair is becoming more inclusive for those with sensory disorders

Visiting the state fair is a treat for most families and children, but the lights and noises can be overwhelming. The Ohio State Fair in Columbus is staging a “sensory-friendly” event on one morning this month, turning down the lights and making for a quieter experience. It’s the first event of its kind at the…MORE

Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says

Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says

More than 30,000 deaths in the United States in a single year may have been caused by air pollution, according to a study published Tuesday. Those deaths came even as almost every county in the United States remained within federal air quality standards. That suggests more stringent regulations are needed to protect human health, researchers…MORE

Beaches across America showed unsafe levels of pollution last year, a study finds

Beaches across America showed unsafe levels of pollution last year, a study finds

Before you head to the beach this summer, you might want to double-check the water conditions. Last year, nearly 60% of 4,523 beaches tested across the United States demonstrated unsafe water pollution levels on at least one day, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonprofits Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier…MORE

FDA issues warning to CBD company for ‘unsubstantiated’ health claims

FDA issues warning to CBD company for ‘unsubstantiated’ health claims

In a move to crack down on the marketing of cannabis-related products, the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to the company Curaleaf for selling some unapproved cannabidiol products with “unsubstantiated” health claims that the products treat cancer and Parkinson’s disease, among other health conditions. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is…MORE

How to be the hero a foster child needs

How to be the hero a foster child needs

When it comes to foster care, there is a child behind every statistic yearning for a loving home. The national foster care system served 690,548 kids in 2017, the most recent year reflected in the latest US Department of Health and Human Services report. That’s a figure greater than the population of Washington, D.C., and…MORE

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ changed people’s brains, study suggests

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ changed people’s brains, study suggests

Whatever was behind the “sonic attacks” experienced by US government personnel in Havana, Cuba, starting in late 2016 remains a mystery — but a new study published Tuesday looks inside the workers’ brains for clues. MRI brain scans from 40 patients — 23 men and 17 women — showed variations in brain structure and functional…MORE

Kentucky doctor reprimanded after his wife improperly handled flu vaccines and wrote prescriptions under his name

Kentucky doctor reprimanded after his wife improperly handled flu vaccines and wrote prescriptions under his name

A Kentucky doctor’s medical license was placed on probation for five years after his wife improperly handled flu vaccines and wrote prescriptions under his name, according to Kentucky’s medical licensing board. The state Board of Medical Licensure ordered Dr. Paul McLaughlin’s medical license to be placed on probation after multiple patients reported nodules appearing after…MORE

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading across Southeast Asia, study warns

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading across Southeast Asia, study warns

Drug-resistant strains of malaria are spreading across Southeast Asia, raising fears of a “potential global health emergency,” two new studies have found. The reports were published Monday in The Lancet, warning that a multi-drug-resistant strain had evolved and was spreading across Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The new findings come as countries and health experts…MORE

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