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EPA embraces new chemical safety law, proposes rule to ban certain uses of trichloroethylene

EPA announced yesterday a proposed rule to ban trichloroethylene as a spot-cleaning agent in dry cleaning operations and as an aerosol spray degreaser. The agency is again moving swiftly to use its authority under a chemical safety ...

The fate of the Affordable Care Act

Congressional Republicans have voted repeatedly to repeal the ACA, but now that they actually have a shot at doing that, journalists and commentators are focusing on how hard it will be to preserve the provisions voters like and politicians vow to keep – let alone the gains in insurance coverage and financial stability.

Not an “accident”: Bud Wesley, 65, suffers fatal work-related injury in Belding, MI

This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Wednesday, November 30 in Belding, MI.

How to Avoid “Gut Rut” and Wholesome Foods For Holiday Entertaining

Parties, seasonal foods, and breaking from your usual healthy eating routines could leave your gut in a rut. I have some “fixes” to help make your belly happier along with festive food ideas to eat balanced and enjoy memorable moments of the season. Show More Summary

Brain activity may help predict fall risk in older adults

4 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Refiles this December 7 story to correct name of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in paragraph 2.)

Study Furthers Research on Protein Involved in Kidney Disease

Investigators reveal that Apol1, a protein implicated in kidney disease, is produced mainly by the liver.

Healthy Diet May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

A healthy diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, cereals, whole grains, and fiber, and low in red meat, salt, and refined sugars was linked with a reduced risk of early death in an analysis of 7 studies

Pinpointing Recurrent Genomic Alterations in Breast Cancer

A genomic analysis study by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and other colleagues has identified recurrent genomic alterations in a subset of breast cancer that are typically associated with a form of thyroid cancer and an intestinal birth defect known as Hirschsprung disease.

Mark Serwotka has heart transplant at Papworth

Leader of the Public and Commercial Services union became ill after apparently contracting a virus from his dog Mark Serwotka, the leader of the largest civil service union, has had a successful heart transplant operation, with the medical team at Papworth hospital, Cambridgeshire, saying they were very happy about how the new heart was performing. Show More Summary

Natalie Portman Pregnancy Cravings

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Without congressional intervention, about 16,000 retired miners in seven states will lose their health care coverage by the end of the year. A proposal to temporarily extend the benefits is working it...

Incinerate Calories and Feel Strong With a Kickass 30-Minute Boxing Workout

5 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

You'll feel stronger and more empowered than ever as you burn through calories with this at-home boxing workout, courtesy of Title Boxing Club Trainer, Michael Yabut. Michael says, "You'll begin the workout with stretching and calisthenics...Show More Summary

This Is What It Means To Be 6 Weeks Pregnant

Ohio's Heartbeat Bill would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable—usually when a woman is six weeks pregnant. Here's what that really means.

51 Applause-Worthy Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Organizing

51 gift ideas for your type A friend who seriously loves getting organized. These gifts are perfect for any desk, office, or creative space.

Pruitt, Trump's EPA pick, has both sides of climate divide girding for a major fight

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Scott Pruitt, who has a long history of suing the EPA, should expect to find himself back in court as the agency's leader.

Lewis University is Ranked Best for Vets by Military Times

Military Times magazine selected Lewis University as the top private college and university in Illinois that is on its 2017 national rankings list, Best for Vets.

Drs. Washington and Ajani Explain New HER2 Gastric Guideline

Mary Kay Washington, MD, PhD, FASCP, FCAP, and Jaffer A. Ajani, MD, FASCO, offer their clinical insight and brief explanation of the new evidence-based "CAP-ASCP-ASCO HER2 Testing and Clinical Decision-making in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma Guideline."

Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution

Research lays groundwork for large VA study on respiratory health in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

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