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NY bans cosmetics containing deadly mercury due to health concerns

NY bans cosmetics containing deadly mercury due to health concerns

New York bans cosmetic products containing mercury, becoming the third state to do so. The new law, signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in December, will take effect on June 1 and will ban the sale of any beauty products containing the potentially dangerous neurotoxin. Mercury has been linked to a number of debilitating and harmful …

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Editorial: Three police killings in one week reveal LA's deadly response to mental health crisis

Editorial: Three police killings in one week reveal LA’s deadly response to mental health crisis

At least a third of fatal police shootings involve victims who were in mental health crisis or impaired by substance use. It’s no surprise, then, that there was evidence of psychosis or other issues that affected the behavior of the two men shot dead by Los Angeles police officers, and a third who died after …

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Sitting all day can be deadly.  5-minute walks can offset the damage

Sitting all day can be deadly. 5-minute walks can offset the damage

Walking for five minutes every half hour can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Esch Collection/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Esch Collection/Getty Images Walking for five minutes every half hour can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Esch Collection/Getty Images If you sit in …

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Deadly infections kill people.  Here are the symptoms of strep A and more.

Deadly infections kill people. Here are the symptoms of strep A and more.

Influenza, RSV, Strep and COVID are spreading at alarming rates in the United States, overwhelming hospitals and even causing a shortage of medicines for children. “I’ve been doing this for over 20 years now and this fall-winter is like no other. It’s bananas,” says Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University …

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Regular exercise protects against deadly covid, new study finds

Regular exercise protects against deadly covid, new study finds

Comment this story Comment Men and women who exercised at least 30 minutes most days were about four times more likely to survive covid-19 than people who were inactive, a revealing study of exercise and coronavirus outcomes in nearly of 200,000 adults from southern California. The study found that exercise, in almost any amount, reduced …

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Lagging recall rates raise fears of a deadly winter in nursing homes

Lagging recall rates raise fears of a deadly winter in nursing homes

COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are on the rise, posing a major threat to nursing home residents and staff who are not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. According to federal data, less than half of all nursing home residents and less than a quarter of staff have received a bivalent booster shot. As the …

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