Endocrine disrupting chemicals are an “under-appreciated” diabetes risk factor

Researchers say doctors and policymakers need to factor environmental health into diabetes prevention and treatment.

We've long known that aspects of modern life — eating sugary foods or sitting for long stretches in front of the tv or steering wheel, for example — contribute to diabetes.

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Ruth Hopkins: COVID took more than Native lives. It also took our foodways

My father taught me about our food traditions, but not everyone who was lost to COVID-19 had a chance to pass along their knowledge.

Severe COVID is more often fatal in Africa than in other regions

Inadequate treatment for critically ill patients contributed to higher death rates in Africa, compared to other parts of the world, a study found.

Indoor dust contains PFAS and other toxic chemicals

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.

Air pollution kills millions every year, like a 'pandemic in slow motion'

Dirty air is a plague on our health, causing 7 million deaths and many more preventable illnesses worldwide each year. But the solutions are clear.

The rubber industry's toxic legacy in Akron

In Akron, Ohio, Black people bore—and bear—the brunt of industry's negative effects, including disease and death.


New diabetes cases linked to COVID-19

Researchers don’t understand exactly how the disease might trigger diabetes, or whether the cases are temporary or permanent. But 14 percent of those with severe covid developed the condition, one analysis found.

Editorial: In issuing new dietary guidelines, Trump once again spurns science

Experts’ recommendations that Americans lower sugar and alcohol intake are ignored even as the pandemic magnifies the harm from obesity.

Avoid using wood-burning stoves if possible, warn health experts

Charity calls for people to use alternative, less polluting heating and cooking options if they can.


U.S. diet guidelines sidestep scientific advice to cut sugar and alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.
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En Brasil, famoso por su carne, surge una ola vegetariana

El número de vegetarianos en Brasil se duplicó en un periodo de seis años, lo que ha originado una floreciente industria basada en vegetales. La nación, creen algunos empresarios, tiene el potencial de convertirse en un gran exportador de alimentos no cárnicos.

How COVID-19 hollowed out a generation of young Black men

They were pillars of their communities and families, and they are not replaceable. To understand why COVID-19 killed so many young Black men, you need to know the legend of John Henry.

The casino that farms its own food

A stone's throw from the blackjack tables, bison are grazing, beehives are buzzing, crops are growing -- and nature is winning.

Exposure to forest floor enhances young immune systems, study finds

'Forest floor' playgrounds at daycare centres in Finland promoted diverse communities of friendly bacteria that enhance young immune systems.
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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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