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How does air pollution affect our health?
Air pollution surrounds people every day, both indoors and outdoors. Read about some common air pollutants and how they can affect a person’s health here. (Medical News Today)

Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?
Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person's risk of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor
A new study has found an association between poor bone health — which can be a sign of osteoporosis — and exposure to high levels of air pollution. (Medical News Today)

Are pesticides in food harmful?
Some people may be worried about the effect of pesticides in their food. Read this article to learn about how pesticides can affect health. (Medical News Today)

Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk
A new study focuses on the long-term effects of exposure to a common pesticide. Its authors conclude that exposure to pyrethroids increases mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

Why are scientists painting stripes on cows?
A group of scientists recently concluded that painting black and white stripes on cows might help protect them from biting insects. (Medical News Today)

Which is better: Bottled water or tap water?
Is bottled water safer than tap water? Which option tastes better, and are there any other factors to consider when choosing between them? Learn more about bottled water vs. tap water here. (Medical News Today)

Vegan fast food: 33 plant-based options
With interest in veganism on the rise, there are now more plant-based food options available in fast food restaurants than ever before. Learn about 33 of them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between cage-free, free-range, and pasture-raised eggs?
‘Cage-free,’ ‘pasture-raised,’ and ‘free-range’ are all terms that describe egg production methods. They each have differing levels of animal welfare standards. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about eco-anxiety
Eco-anxiety is a type of fear related to environmental damage and ecological disaster. This article looks at what it is and some tips for managing it. (Medical News Today)

How to reduce food waste
There are many ways people can reduce food waste, including properly storing food, freezing, pickling, and using food scraps in stocks and compost. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Are some makeup ingredients toxic?
Although many ingredients in makeup are safe, some common ingredients can be harmful to both the body and the environment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is a heavy metal detox?
Certain foods and medications can help remove excess heavy metals from the body. This article looks at the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of a heavy metal detox. (Medical News Today)

How to safely dispose of medication
Discarded drugs can be harmful to people and the environment. This article provides a go-to guide and steps to take on how to dispose of different types of medications in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Sustainable diet: Everything you need to know
Although there is no consensus on which diet is the most sustainable, there are many steps a person can take to reduce their environmental impact. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about reusable diapers
Parents and caregivers may choose to use reusable diapers on infants for a variety of reasons, including to reduce waste. Learn about the pros, cons, and health effects of reusable diapers here. (Medical News Today)

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer. (Medical News Today)

The pH of water: What to know
There are important things to understand about pH and how it relates to water. Some people believe that drinking alkaline water provides health benefits. Learn more about the pH of water here. (Medical News Today)

Green spaces in cities can help people live longer
A large meta-analysis of existing studies now suggests that green spaces may protect the residents of urban areas from premature death. (Medical News Today)

Racial disparities in premature deaths from power plant emissions
A new study has found that air pollution from power plants caused 16,000 premature deaths in the U.S. in 2014, with disparities across racial groups. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Poor air quality may contribute to cognitive decline
A recent study adds to the evidence linking air pollution with cognitive decline. The researchers also suggest a possible underlying mechanism. (Medical News Today)

Why you should wash fruits and vegetables
People should always wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them. Washing them reduces the risk of consuming harmful bacteria. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Pitted keratolysis: What to know
Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection that affects the soles of the feet and, less commonly, the palms of the hands. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment here. (Medical News Today)

Local vehicle exhaust may raise stroke risk
New research has linked long term exposure to black carbon from local vehicle exhausts to a raised risk of stroke — even in low pollution settings. (Medical News Today)

Scientists evaluate cancer risk of US drinking water
Carcinogens in tap water could be responsible for more than 100,000 cases of cancer in the United States according to a recent cumulative risk analysis. (Medical News Today)

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