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Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

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Precious keepsake or needless risk? Ultrasound businesses peddle fetal photos to anxious parents

The FDA urges expectant mothers to avoid medically unnecessary ultraounds, but that hasn't stopped keepsake ultrasound clinics from providing the scans for entertainment's sake.
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Trump disinfectant remarks echo claims by miracle-cure quacks

Doctors and public health officials fear the attention could boost purveyors of dangerous elixirs who push ‘miracle cures’ with no basis in science.
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Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment

Started in 1959, this California study is one of the oldest ongoing research projects in the world.
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China funds coal plants in Bosnia as residents protest air quality

Fine particle levels in Sarajevo have exceeded WHO limits every day in January.
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Michigan, Minnesota among first states to get children's health report card

Cancer, autism, asthma and attention deficit disorder afflict Michigan children at a greater rate than the nationwide average, according to a recent report.
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In New York City, paper receipts set to go the way of foie gras

Those yard-long paper receipts that spew from cash registers may be following plastic bags and foie gras into the dustbin of New York City history.
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Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

Film and television star to bring Thursday night teach-ins and “Fire Drill Fridays.”
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How anti-vaccine sentiment took hold in the United States

As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making.
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There’s been an uptick in the use of the crackpot cure, Miracle Mineral solution

People are still taking Miracle Mineral Solution, a toxic chemical compound that purports to cure everything from cancer to autism.
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Utah researchers find link between hormone change and autism risk

University of Utah researchers have discovered a link between increased levels of a type of estrogen in babies in their second trimester and risk for autism, according to a new study.
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Autism largely caused by genetics, not environment: study

The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.
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On your dinner plate and in your body: The most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of

Chlorpyrifos - scientists say there is no acceptable dose to avoid brain damage. Its use is banned in several European countries. Now producers are pushing for a renewed EU-approval - perhaps in vain.

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Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

Study by George Washington University found trolls ramped up controversy by inflating different viewpoints.

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