Food allergies might be caused by an overactive ‘quality control system’ in our bodies, researchers say

Chemicals in dishwashing detergent, food preservatives and synthetic textiles could be overexciting the immune system, making it sensitive to nonthreatening foods.
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Warning over mental health effects of floods in the UK

Substantial work still needs to be done to protect houses from flood damage and to ensure homes do not dangerously overheat in summer as climate change intensifies storms and heatwaves in the UK. That is the key message from one of the country's leading experts on climate change adaptation.

Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal

A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit thousands of Flint residents who were harmed by lead-contaminated water.

A silent death: Residents of Brazilian town of Santo Amaro poisoned by lead

In a remote town in Brazil's Bahia state, a health and environmental disaster linked to industrial pollution has been going on for decades.


Houston's Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens cancer cluster report released

A newly released report issued by the Texas State Department of Health found the number of cases of leukemia in children was significantly higher in one census tract in particular, a stretch of land where state environmental records show a toxic plume is located beneath more than 100 homes.


Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

As the COVID pandemic wears on, we are spending more time than ever working, studying, and playing at home. That is why it's more important than ever to rid our homes of potentially toxic products.

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Amid one pandemic, students train for the next

Researchers have banded together to find safe, virtual ways to teach the principles of microbiology and epidemiology.

Ex-C.D.C. chief on challenge of serving Trump during pandemic

Dr. Robert Redfield predicted the “worst is yet to come” with the coronavirus and expressed frustration with the politicization of mask-wearing and mitigation efforts.

Emerging coronavirus variants may pose challenges to vaccines

Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

Limiting air pollution 'could prevent 50,000 deaths in Europe'

Limiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to research.

New California variant may be driving virus surge there, study suggests

Researchers found that the variant originated in California and showed up in more than half of samples tested last week by researchers in Los Angeles.

Here’s how climate change affects your health

In 2019, an international report by the Lancet Countdown declared climate change a health emergency, with "dire implications for every aspect of human life" already playing out across the globe today.

'We need answers’: Why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?

A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new disease.


Biden chooses former FDA commissioner Kessler as chief science adviser to federal vaccine effort

The appointment of David Kessler comes as Biden has begun spelling out plans to speed up the Trump administration’s sluggish effort on vaccinations.
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