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Why the U.K. is investing big in cycling and walking

The new push to promote and fund active travel is as much about improving health as it is about curbing pollution.
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Health impacts of synthetic chemicals doubled in last 5 years

Synthetic chemicals aren't good for you. Examples of how endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides and other US products impact health have doubled in the last five years, and now include obesity, breast cancer, diabetes and more.
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Justice

The impact of disparities on children’s health

Differences in access to medical care and treatment contribute to conditions that disproportionately hurt minority children.
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Your daily commute won't ever be the same

Coronavirus will upend—but perhaps make healthier—the ways we use trains, buses, and bike lanes in our post-pandemic future.
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Children

Endless summer puts homebound kids at risk for weight gain

With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.
Originals

What does junk food have to do with COVID-19 deaths?

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Chemicals found in household plastics linked to premature birth risk

Chemicals in plastic have been linked to premature birth risk. But New Zealand expert says it's not quite time to go plastic-free.
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Orleans Parish has highest per-capita coronavirus death rate of American counties — by far

New Orleanians, on balance, are less healthy than other Americans, with high rates of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other health conditions.

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There are no winners with 'The Biggest Loser'

When the long-running TV game show relaunched in January, it promised a kinder, gentler version suited for the current health climate. It didn't deliver.
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Every country on Earth failing to provide world fit for children, landmark report warns

Every country in the world is failing to protect children's health, their environment and their futures, a landmark report for the World Health Organization has found.

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Puberty starts a year earlier for girls now than in the 1970s

Girls are entering puberty about a year earlier than they did back in the 1970s, according to global data on breast development. Obesity and endocrine disrupting chemicals could be contributing to the trend.

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Half of us face obesity, dire projections show

By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.
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Why Atlantans buy their produce on the subway

Pop-up markets in transit stations help commuters buy healthy food they can’t get always get in their neighborhoods.
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Veeps and the environment

On the environment, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are worlds apart. But don't expect it to be front and center in the campaigning.

Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

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A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

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