May 6, 2013 1:30 pm
Couches tested in random CA households overwhelmingly contained hazardous flame retardant chemicals that have been known to harm hormone production and cause cancer, a new study says.
April 12, 2013 1:01 pm
Health and environmental groups will launch a national campaign Thursday to prod 10 major retailers — including Walmart, Target and Costco — to clear store shelves of products containing hazardous chemicals.
April 11, 2013 1:09 pm
Children born to mothers who lived within a mile of heavy traffic while pregnant were at higher risk of developing any of three childhood cancers, researchers said here.
January 17, 2013 11:47 am
Restaurant-goers curious about the cleanliness of the environments they’re eating in and how safe the food is have had to rely on different strategies. But now, community review site Yelp is being added to the mix as a new source of information on the health grades of various establishments.
January 11, 2013 3:08 pm
An estimated 41.7 million workers can not take sick days — that’s nearly a third of the nation’s employees and a problem that raises health risks on everyone.
January 8, 2013 6:34 pm
Binge drinking is a prevalent and often underestimated problem among US women and female adolescents that frequently starts in high school, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows.
December 19, 2012 6:22 pm
The mass murder of 20 children and six adults Friday in Newtown, Conn., has provoked yet another round of recrimination, finger pointing and breast-beating. What we fervently want as we continue to reel from a story whose misery seems to know no bounds is to find a clear cause – a reason why this happened – so that we can fix it.
December 10, 2012 2:43 pm
U.S. health regulators on Monday expanded the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s drugZytiga for advanced prostate cancer to allow its use prior to treatment with chemotherapy.
December 7, 2012 3:48 pm
Despite concerted government efforts to curtail tobacco use, the number of smokers in the United States has remained stable in recent years, rather than declining. The reason: genetics.
November 30, 2012 2:07 pm
Sexual assault, pregnancy, and other unique needs are often overlooked by a cursory and underfunded system. Poor physical health also increases girls’ risk of recidivism.