Lawsuits alleging weed killer Roundup caused cancer given green light by San Francisco judge
Jul11

Lawsuits alleging weed killer Roundup caused cancer given green light by San Francisco judge

Hundreds of lawsuits claiming Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup caused cancer were given the green light to proceed to trial, a San Francisco judge ruled Tuesday. The chemical glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, is at the center of the debate. Cancer victims and families presenting cases say Monsanto knew about the ingredient’s risk for years, but failed to warn buyers. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said...

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Key to top brain power
Jul11

Key to top brain power

Dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly, a new study suggests. Researchers found that athletes who lost fluid equal to 2 percent their weight took a hit to their cognition. Even this mild to moderate level of dehydration- the loss of 2 pounds for someone who weighs 100 pounds and four pounds for someone weighing 200 – led to attention problems and impaired decision making, according to the report in Medicine &...

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CITY PACE TAKING ITS TOLL
Jul10

CITY PACE TAKING ITS TOLL

From screen time to takeout to lack of sleep, NYers pay price for lifestyle: Study We really are the city that never sleeps — and that’s not the half of it! New Yorkers are having trouble sleeping, eating more takeout food and spending at least three hours a day staring at our screens, according to a series of health studies being released on Tuesday. Researchers from the NYU School of Medicine and the city Health Department looked at...

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More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak
Jul09

More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak

More than 200 people from four states have been infected with a parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis after eating pre-packaged Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip, according to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cyclospora can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis when it contaminates food or water and is then ingested. Symptoms include...

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Know these common heat-related health risks
Jul09

Know these common heat-related health risks

Rejoice! The first major heat wave of summer 2018 officially ended in New York City on Tuesday after four days of sweltering above-90 temperatures. But with forecasters expecting to see the thermometer stuck in the mid- to high-80s for much of the rest of the summer, you’re not quite out of danger when it comes to heat-related illnesses. Like heat waves, which are at least three consecutive days of 90-plus weather, temperatures...

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