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FILE - In this May 23 2019 file photo, Southern Connecticut State University professor Vincent Breslin holds a sample of water that contains possible microplastics at the North Haven Water Treatment Plant on Universal Drive.  The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that more research is needed into their effects on the environment and health.   A WHO report released Wednesday, Aug. 21,  said the minuscule plastics are ubiquitous in the environment and have been found in both tap and bottled drinking water. (Bailey Wright/Record-Journal via AP)
UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in waterThe World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Officials on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 said the Food and Drug Administration has joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a number of states in the investigation. of breathing illnesses among people who vape. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible casesOfficials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases of breathing illness in people who vape
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, country singer Drake White arrives at the 51st annual CMA Awards, in Nashville, Tenn. White revealed he has a brain condition called arteriovenous malfunction after nearly collapsing on stage. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Country singer Drake White reveals brain conditionCountry singer Drake White revealed he has a brain condition that can disrupt blood flow after nearly collapsing on stage recently
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Scientists Warned in 2006 That Opioid Crisis Was UnfoldingIn 2006 the surgeon general was just about to warn the nation of an impending health threat—but that warning didn't materialize. Politico reports that in a March 15, 2006, memo to then-Surgeon General Richard Carmona, the heads of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of...
Newser13 hours ago
In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2019, 14-year-old Rosibeth Vargas, who is seven months pregnant, stands inside her home where she lives with her parents, 18-year-old sister and nephew, in the Tablitas area of the Caucaguita neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Vargas said her school allows student mothers to bring their children to class, but that she dropped out after being bullied. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital armed with one of the nation's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this May 8, 2019, photo, white disinfectant powder is scattered on the ground around buildings at a pig farm in Jiangjiaqiao village in northern China's Hebei province. As a deadly virus ravages pig herds across Asia, scientists are accelerating efforts to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigsScientists are working to develop a vaccine for a deadly virus that's devastating pig herds in Asia
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Is How Quickly Vaping Alters the BodyA new study is casting yet another shadow over e-cigarettes. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say participants who inhaled only vape juice—no nicotine, no flavorings—suffered temporary changes to their cardiovascular system, Wired reports. The study found that brain, heart, and leg arteries in the 31 participants constricted...
Newser1 day ago
No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concernsThousands of people are not being permitted to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver. Authorities say there are concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague.
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suitTwo drugmakers have reached settlements on claims filed by the first two Ohio counties set to go to trial in the national opioid lawsuit.
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, center, signs legislation in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks before many women know they're pregnant. Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state’s restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure. It allows for only limited exceptions. The ban is “constitutional and justified,” lawyers for the state argued in court filings filed Monday, Aug. 20, 2019. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion lawGeorgia is asking a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure
The Associated Press1 day ago
This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a brief spike in radiation levels and raised new questions about prospective Russian weapons. (AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev)
Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation dataA nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended more women should consider gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially those who've already survived cancer once. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene testNew US guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer
The Associated Press1 day ago
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