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Clinical racism: Why some of the world’s most important medications don’t work for minorities

Consumer Reports

Noise, hearing loss, and young ears
Protect your kids from the long-lasting effects of childhood lead poisoning
Should you get a mumps booster?
How to stop prediabetes
Should you take daily aspirin for your heart?
What you should know about cataract surgery

Reveal News/Center for Investigative Reporting

EPA swaps top science advisors with industry allies

Food and Environment Reporting Network

Farm fumes are harming our health. Here’s what we can do about it
Invasive tick finds foothold in New Jersey


What’s the best way to improve bee habitat?
What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?
Scientists scramble to understand the invisible creatures around us before it’s too late
Fungal diseases on the rise. Is environmental change to blame?
Could venomous snails be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic?


Synthetic crab blood is good for the birds
New Jersey’s migrating shorebirds shun sunken shellfish supports

Science News for Students

Concerns explode over new health risks of vaping

National Geographic News
What’s in Rio’s bays and beaches?
These pesticides could be birth control for bees
The last, best refuge for North America’s bees
Why are these male fish growing eggs?
Kids struggle to breathe in this neighborhood on Pope’s tour
Protecting a new generation of poisoned kids after Katrina
DDT linked to fourfold increase in breast cancer risk
Why more scientists are speaking out on contentious issues
These chemicals in pizza boxes and carpeting last forever
How brain-damaging mercury puts Arctic kids at risk

AMC Outdoors

Bringing new life to an old-growth forest

Cancer Today

Survivor profile: A second chance
Inflammation connection
Cancer patients get a lift

Everyday Health

Researchers uncover new cellular pathway behind schizophrenia risk

Gout diet and eating to help prevent gout


The enduring mysteries of low breastmilk production


Studies find little U.S. money to study ecological impact of chemicals
Irregular periods could boost ovarian cancer risk
Lung research survey highlights lack of minority subjects in many biomedical studies

Environmental Health Perspectives

Reproductive headache: Investigating acetaminophen as a potential endocrine disruptor
Salting the Earth: The environmental impacts of oil and gas wastewater
Lasting impact of an ephemeral organ: The role of the placenta in fetal programming
Inflammatory bowel disease in Asia: A second chance at uncovering environmental factors
Racial and ethnic disparities in research studies: The challenge of creating more diverse cohorts
Chemical footprinting: Identifying hidden liabilities in manufacturing consumer products
The environment within: The role of the microbiome in health and disease
Impeded immunity: Reduced tuberculosis vaccine response with exposure to environmental chemicals
Obesogen holdover: Prenatal exposure predicts cardiometabolic risk factors in childhood
Learning to take the heat: Declines in U.S. heat-related mortality
Before the tremor: Premotor symptoms of Parkinson’s
Thermal reaction: The spread of bisphenol S via paper products
MORE stories from Environmental Health Perspectives

Scientific American
Positive reinforcement helps surgeons learn

Scientific American MIND
Capture: Unraveling the mystery of mental suffering (book review)
Originals: Management guru Adam Grant explains how nonconformists are more ordinary than we think (book review)
First bite: How we learn to eat (book review)

Science News for Students
Nicotine from smoke enters body through the skin
Non-scents: Pollution can confuse pollinators’ sniffers
Why some frogs can survive killer fungal disease

Civil Eats
Why are organic cranberries so hard to find?

Environmental Health News
Closing in on ALS? Link between lethal disease and toxic algae explored
Ham scramble: Southern delicacy companies struggle to replace methyl bromide
Scrambling birds brains: Could this toxic algae offer clues to human diseases?
Metal madness: Lead doesn’t just poison birds, it scrambles everything they need to survive
Loon interrupted: Chicks dying, is their comeback unraveling?
Coal’s slipping grip: New England, virtually coal-free, leads the way
Breast cancer and the environment: Women’s exposures early in life could unlock mysteries
Stress + pollution = Health risks for low-income kids
MORE stories from Environmental Health News

The Daily Climate
Warming sends no love to Olympic bid cities
On the rebound, New England oysters face climate threat
Warmer winters threaten Northeast’s smaller ski areas
For women in climate sciences, a struggle to find a voice

MORE stories from The Daily Climate

Injured animals get help from an app

Terrapin triage: Inside the turtle E.R.
INFOGRAPHIC: The corn mob
Mineral mining and its risks set to make a comeback in Michigan
Picking up a new habit
MORE stories from OnEarth

Secondhand smoke linked to behavior problems in children
Produce from urban gardens could contain lead
What makes a tomato taste sweet?
Cats worse than dogs for allergies
Burst appendix risk linked to ozone air pollution
MORE stories from LiveScience

Reuters Health
Air travel may help explain clots in marathoners
Men opting for costly new prostate cancer treatment, study shows
Return to running possible after hip resurfacing
Pool chlorine tied to lung damage in elite swimmers: study
Traffic pollution may be linked to diabetes risk
MORE stories from Reuters Health

Tufts Veterinary Medicine magazine
Animal economics: With training in veterinary medicine and policy, Emerson Tuttle looks to mitigate the losses caused by foot-and-mouth disease
In plain sight: Ultrasonographer Wade Tenney delights in getting equine athletes back on track
Juggling act: Keiko Petrosky, mother of three, researcher and now veterinarian, recasts her career to integrate human and animal medicine
New tick-borne disease found

EARTH magazine
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but some metals do
Mine tailings capture carbon dioxide
Current rate of CO2 emissions unprecedented in Earth’s past

EveryDay Health
What is color blindness?
What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
What is ovarian cancer?

Managing severe migraine side effects
Protecting your grandchild from whooping cough
MORE stories from Healthline

Remedy Health Media
Parkinson’s disease: Promising strategies to tame symptoms
Parents’ guide to diabetes
The end of dieting?
Hoarding: What happens when clutter gets out of control–it’s not what you see on TV


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