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Antibiotic use in babies linked to allergies, asthma and other conditions, study finds

Children younger than two who are given antibiotics are more likely to have a number of ongoing illnesses or conditions later in life, a new study finds.
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Climate

With lives at stake, nurses faced harrowing choices

With warnings of "unsurvivable" storm surges as Hurricane Laura's high winds barreled toward Lake Charles, La., last month, nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit sounded the alarm.
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Toxics

These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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Toxics

'Like smoking multiple packs a day': Hazardous air quality worries West Coast parents

As fire season burns hotter and longer, which increasingly results in hazardous air blanketing the West Coast, what's the risk for young children?
www.abc.net.au
Toxics

Tura Beach mother Jen Spears fears bushfire smoke's impact on her unborn baby's health

Bushfire smoke followed pregnant Jen Spears "like a horror movie". Months later the anxious mother of two is worried about the effect the smoke had on the health of her unborn third child.
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Justice

Vulnerable border community battles virus on 'a straight up trajectory'

In the Rio Grande Valley, poverty and chronic illness are aggravating the coronavirus outbreak. Ambulances stack up outside emergency rooms, where patients wait for beds.
Toxics

Study: Pregnant women can transmit coronavirus to their babies, results suggest

In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found the virus that causes covid-19 in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and elsewhere among a small sample of women who had the infection.
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Children

Living near oil and gas wells linked to low birthweight in babies

Living near active oil and gas wells during pregnancy increases the risk of low-birthweight babies, especially in rural areas, according to the largest study of its kind.

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Children

Vaccine rates drop dangerously as parents avoid doctor's visits

Afraid of COVID-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases.

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Toxics

Millions of children are at risk for measles as coronavirus fears halt vaccines

U.N. and global health experts warned that poor countries around the world were having to stop mass immunization programs to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.
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Toxics

What pregnant women should know about coronavirus

The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy.
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Toxics

Children and coronavirus: Research finds some become seriously ill

A study of more than 2,000 children with the virus in China found that babies were especially vulnerable to developing severe infection.
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Toxics

Diapers’ chemical contaminants become focus of European agency

The European Chemicals Agency wants to take a close look into the contents of infants’ diapers.
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Toxics

Air pollution tied to hypertension in pregnant women: Study

High blood pressure is one of the most-common health issues women develop during pregnancy. New research shows that air pollution in high-traffic areas increases the risk.
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Toxics

Smoke air pollution Sydney: Will this affect pregnant women or asthmatic children?

Pregnant women and young children with asthma could suffer long term consequences if the toxic air smothering Sydney continues until the end of summer, a health expert has warned.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.

Q&A: A young environmental justice leader on the value of getting youth of color into nature

"Before decisions are made we need to practice what we preach when we say that we stand for justice and equity. In any decision-making process, youth need to be involved from the get-go."

No place is safe: Tiny bit of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

"No one had ever looked at microplastics on Everest before—the scary thing is we found microplastic in every single snow sample that we took."

Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

Breaking through the echo chamber with new voices grounded in science, community, and equity.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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