Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide each year

Pollution isn’t just an unfortunate fact of modern life — it is a killer. In fact, pollution is linked to about 9 million deaths each year — a number equivalent to one in six of all deaths across the globe — according to a new large report published in The Lancet. The majority of these deaths are due to non-communicable diseases caused or More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes legal action

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sasha and Kane Wyatt are members of the Cherokee Nation in northeast Oklahoma. They adopted their son Luke when he was just eight days old. His birth mother was addicted to opioids — More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV

Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection More...

By admin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday due to a lack of vaccines in a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in several California counties, CBS Los Angeles reports. The declaration More...

By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Does the world really need “diet” avocados?

A Spanish company has been making headlines this week after announcing that it will be launching reduced-fat avocados later this month. According to Isla Bonita’s website, the “Avocado Light” will More...

By admin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Will you be paying more for birth control?

The Trump administration’s ruling last week that allows more companies to quit providing full coverage for contraceptives is “like a Mack truck driving through the current regulations,” said Mara More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Medical group: EPA's move “puts American lives at greater risk”

A coalition of medical groups opposed the Trump administration’s move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, saying such action “puts American lives at greater More...

By admin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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California's hepatitis A outbreak may linger for years

LOS ANGELES — The hepatitis A outbreak in California that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials said Thursday. The contagious, liver-damaging illness More...

By admin On Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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Morning Rounds: Obesity linked to cancer, new sleep poll

October 7, 2017, 7:50 AM| CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” from Los Angeles to discuss a new report from the Centers for Disease Control More...

By admin On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Therapy dogs serve as “second responders” in Las Vegas

October 5, 2017, 6:56 PM| Therapy dogs are helping to heal the wounds you can’t see in Las Vegas. The dogs have been deployed after other major disasters like Hurricanes Harvey More...