Health & Safety

Community discussion to address opioid, mental health crisis

SALINE, MI - Washtenaw County residents will have a chance to speak with local and state officials and ask questions regarding the opioid, substance use and mental health crisis on the evening of Monday, Aug. 21. The kick-off community conversation ...and more »

Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has ordered a halt to a scientific study begun under President Obama of the public health risks of mountaintop-removal coal mining. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which was ...

New York Times

2017-08-21 21:10:07

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7 things happening in health and science today that aren't the eclipse

An artist's rendering of what people will look like on August 22, 2017, when the eclipse is over. Pexels. Today the moon will briefly block the sun's light in a way that will be observed by much of our country. That is exciting and cool and somewhat ...

Popular Science

2017-08-21 20:52:23

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Is sitting bad for your health?

The new health phrase, "Sitting is the new smoking," is not an exaggeration, according to the October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Most people don't smoke, but everyone sits -- and most sit too long each day. Many U.S. workers sit for 15 hours a ...and more »


2017-08-21 20:07:00

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'At All Costs' Health Campaigns Undermine Women

With the recent doubling down of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) urging breastfeeding at all costs despite no country meeting their standards, has the latest reversal of the "normal birth" campaign in ...and more »

American Council on Science and Health

2017-08-21 19:29:52

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Trump administration halted a study of mountaintop coal mining's health effects

The Trump administration's Interior Department ordered the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt a study of health risks for residents near surface coal mining sites in the Appalachian Mountains. A statement by the academy ...

Washington Post

2017-08-21 19:20:33

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