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How poverty affects the brain.

Your zip code may contribute to your brain development, according to a study of Southern California youth which found children exposed to violence and fear often lacked empathy as adults.
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Zika virus’s spread pushes testing labs to expand capacity.

A survey of state and local laboratories found enough capacity to perform 3,500 to 5,000 tests a week for the Zika virus. But that wouldn’t be enough to meet demand under the CDC’s worst-case scenario for a domestic Zika outbreak.
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Singapore’s air quality plummets as haze returns.

Air pollution in Singapore reached very unhealthy levels Friday as haze engulfed most parts of the city, an indication that renewed cross-border efforts to combat forest fires in Indonesia are showing scant signs of success.
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Singapore haze hits ‘unhealthy’ levels.

A pall of acrid smoke blowing from Indonesian forest fires cloaked Singapore on Friday, sending air quality to officially “unhealthy” levels in the latest annual bout of an environmental phenomenon that has soured relations between states in Southeast Asia.
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Michigan health dept. challenges court order in Flint water investigation.

The state Department of Health and Human Services is asking the Michigan Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court order blocking it from communicating with local officials in Flint.
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Ensure clean air.

As air pollution can cause serious health problems we need to do more to reduce the air pollution level and ultimately be able to breathe clean air, which is our right.
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Electric plant 80 miles away is polluting Philly's air.

The Brunner Island electric power plant shouldn't be allowed to burn "cheap" coal that fouls the air and dumps big health costs on vulnerable people who live downwind.
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Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that.

Across the U.S., public health professionals are seeking to reduce inequities in the way our environments affect our health.
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How amphetamine use may be affecting our waterways.

New research has added to the growing body of evidence that the chemicals we put in our bodies often end up in our waterways — with noticeable consequences.
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Report details lead contamination in water at St. Louis schools.

Water samples from 16 schools in the city school system contained lead levels that exceeded those most commonly found in homes in Flint, Mich., according to results released Thursday by an environmental engineering company.
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Study shows how Zika is sexually transmitted.

A new study provides more evidence that the Zika virus spreads sexually, and it might be just as dangerous for babies as if a woman got bitten by a mosquito.
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Zika's accidental ally: Miami's luxury high-rises.

Low-flying planes, urban wind tunnels, and imprecise applications raise the risk of mosquitoes developing resistance to insecticides.
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So far, it seems no one caught Zika at the Olympics.

No one appears to have caught Zika at the Olympics, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Are some people hard-wired for coffee?

Some people drink a cup of coffee in the morning and they're fine for the day. Others seem to need fixes all day long. Now researchers think they know why.
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Hong Kong on alert after first case of Zika virus infection confirmed.

Hong Kong health authorities are investigating the city’s first case of Zika virus infection - an expatriate woman who travelled to the Caribbean this month.
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Amphetamine pollution disrupts urban stream ecology: Study.

Both prescription and illegal drugs can become concentrated in local waterways. New research shows amphetamine levels can become high enough in some urban streams to alter the base of the food chain.
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Portland schools modifies stance on eating produce from school gardens, still won't let students do so.

On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority modified its stance on leaded water and produce.
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Getting the lead out of communities.

It’s not just water. In neighborhoods like Homewood, soil is a hazard to explore.
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GMO-herbicide drift disaster threatens non-GMO, fruit, and vegetable farms throughout the South

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
Illegal use of dicamba herbicide on GMO crops causing massive damage to non-GMO soybeans, fruits, vegetables, and other crops in 10 states
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Testing for GMOs

Organic & Non-GMO Report - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:52
Non-GMO verification trend, new GMO labeling law driving demand for GMO testing
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