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Why radiation protection experts are concerned over EPA proposal

Why radiation protection experts are concerned over EPA proposal

The Takata Corporation sold defective air bag inflators that resulted in the death of 16 people in the United States and a massive recall of cars. While it was rare for ...

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Why health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

Why health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug ...

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We tested women and men for breast cancer genes – only 18 percent knew they had it

We tested women and men for breast cancer genes – only 18 percent knew they had it

There are diseases and health conditions that are essentially invisible to us until it is too late. When those problems are life-threatening, such as cancer, and if ...

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Is exercise still important to weight loss? Absolutely, a doctor says

Is exercise still important to weight loss? Absolutely, a doctor says

“Exercise isn’t really important for weight loss” has become a popular sentiment in the weight loss community. “It’s all about diet,” many say. “Don’t worry about exercise ...

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Toxicology tests don’t tell the whole story of the opioid epidemic

Toxicology tests don’t tell the whole story of the opioid epidemic

“Drug overdoses killed more Tennesseans than ever last year, fentanyl deaths up 70 percent,” a recent headline from my hometown newspaper, The Tennessean, proclaimed. ...

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Hidden hunger affects nearly 2 billion worldwide – are solutions in plain sight?

Hidden hunger affects nearly 2 billion worldwide – are solutions in plain sight?

Incredible strides have been made to eradicate hunger around the world since World War II. New technology, foreign aid, and a world economy that has grown more than ...

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There are many types of obesity – which one matters to your health

There are many types of obesity – which one matters to your health

Our society seems to have accepted that gaining weight is an inevitable consequence of growing up in a place with easy access to calories and where physical activity plays ...

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Women with heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa face challenges, but stigma may be worst of all

Women with heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa face challenges, but stigma may be worst of all

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming a female life every minute. Yet it is often seen as a “man’s disease.” This disparity is magnified in sub-Saharan ...

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Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer

Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer

The survival rate for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, is now about 90 percent, increased by nearly 20 percent since the 1970s. With more ...

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Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

Newly released data on life expectancy across the U.S. shows that where we live matters for how long we live. A person in the U.S. can expect to live an average of 78.8 ...

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