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Fracking linked to low birth weight in Pennsylvania babies

Babies born to moms living within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing site were more likely to be born underweight, researchers say.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from ScienceNews

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Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows

Nearly one in three 12th graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, ...

19 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Day-care centers have more allergens than homes

(HealthDay)—Mite, mouse, cat, and dog allergens are higher in day-care centers (DCCs) than in homes, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in Allergy.

2 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a small study published online in the British ...

35 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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Italy adopts 'living wills' despite church opposition

Catholic Italy adopted a law Thursday which will allow patients to refuse life-prolonging treatment despite opposition from the Church, which warned it was a dangerous step towards assisted ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Insight into how infants learn to walk

Ten-week-old babies can learn from practising walking months before they begin walking themselves say researchers. They gave the infants experience at "reflex walking" which is a primitive instinct ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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All politics—and cannabis marketing—are local

California's legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in the nation and worth more than $5 billion a year.

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Your pets can't put your aging on 'paws'

(HealthDay)—In a finding that's sure to ruffle some fur and feathers, scientists report that having a pet doesn't fend off age-related declines in physical or mental health.

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Nominee to lead EPA chemicals program withdraws

Toxicologist with close ties to chemical industry fails to garner enough Senate support

7 hours ago from CandEN

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Student drug use in Ontario, Canada, at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

By almost every measure, students in grades 7 through 12 in Ontario, Canada are drinking, smoking, and using drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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