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Why lead went from household staple to dangerous toxin

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Lead has been used in pipes and plumbing dating back to ancient times, but its role as a public health hazard only emerged in recent decades. Continue reading

Food and drink labels will more accurately report sugar

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The Food and Drug Administration hopes to cut down on high rates of obesity and diabetes across the country by redesigning the labels that appear on food and drinks. Continue reading

Poison water in Flint affects everyone’s health—especially kids

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A man-made water crisis in Flint, Michigan began five years ago when the city government decided to switch water sources in an effort to save money. Continue reading

Home visits for new mothers helps baby brain development

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Essential question How much of an influence does a baby’s environment and care have on how they later do in school and as…read more

President announces national effort to cure cancer

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In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new American initiative to cure cancer. Continue reading

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