Continue Reading... Levitation Exercise by Wim Hof
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Levitation Exercise by Wim Hof

This was after just 2 hours with Baby Yoda. The Force is strong in Wim. Do or do not, there…

Continue Reading... 🎄Christmas with Wim Hof!🎄
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🎄Christmas with Wim Hof!🎄

Ever wondered how the Iceman spends his winter holidays? Say no more. How are you guys preparing for Christmas? Write…

Continue Reading... Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution
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Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-related Air Pollution

Findings give new insights into the connection between poor air quality, children’s health, and mother’s health A new report from…

Continue Reading... EHP Names New Editor-in-chief
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EHP Names New Editor-in-chief

Joel Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by the…

Continue Reading... Potentially Harmful Air Contamination from New Bedford Harbor
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Potentially Harmful Air Contamination from New Bedford Harbor

A new School of Public Health study indicates that the contaminated water of New Bedford Harbor may pose an airborne…

Continue Reading... Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
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Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

The study found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing…

Continue Reading... USC Study Connects Air Pollution, Memory Problems and Alzheimer’s-like Brain Changes
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USC Study Connects Air Pollution, Memory Problems and Alzheimer’s-like Brain Changes

Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory…

Continue Reading... Apple Launches Three Innovative Studies Today in the New Research App
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Apple Launches Three Innovative Studies Today in the New Research App

PRESS RELEASE November 14, 2019 The Apple Heart and Movement, Women’s Health and Hearing Studies Now Open for Enrollment Three…

Continue Reading... Flame-retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole
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Flame-retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole

New research led by North Carolina State University has shown that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture…

Continue Reading... Common Chemical Linked to Rare Birth Defect in Mice
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Common Chemical Linked to Rare Birth Defect in Mice

A chemical commonly used in consumer and agricultural products to boost the effectiveness of insecticides has been linked to a…

Continue Reading... New Study Examines How Diet Contributes to Toxic Exposure for Pregnant Women and Children
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New Study Examines How Diet Contributes to Toxic Exposure for Pregnant Women and Children

Which foods are the healthiest, and which cause us harm? It’s been debated long before “paleo,” “low-carb” and “sugar-busting” entered…

Continue Reading... Hygiene Products Associated With Presence of Chemicals in Women’s Blood
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Hygiene Products Associated With Presence of Chemicals in Women’s Blood

ANN ARBOR—Women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, according…

Continue Reading... People Who Eat More Meals at Home Have Lower Levels of Harmful PFAS Chemicals in Their Bodies
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People Who Eat More Meals at Home Have Lower Levels of Harmful PFAS Chemicals in Their Bodies

Eating out and consuming microwave popcorn linked with higher exposures to PFAS A home-cooked meal has many benefits, including healthier…

Continue Reading... Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage
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Ex-Smokers, Light Smokers Not Exempt from Lung Damage

People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new study…

Continue Reading... NIH-funded Study Suggests High Lead Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Child Obesity
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NIH-funded Study Suggests High Lead Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Child Obesity

Media Advisory Thursday, October 3, 2019 Folic acid may lower risk of being obese or overweight. What Children born to…

Continue Reading... Aspirin May Prevent Air Pollution Harms
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Aspirin May Prevent Air Pollution Harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse…

Continue Reading... Study Links Common Chemicals to Preterm Births in Puerto Rico
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Study Links Common Chemicals to Preterm Births in Puerto Rico

ANN ARBOR—Scientists seeking answers to what is behind high rates of preterm birth in Puerto Rico have found an association…

Continue Reading... Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco
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Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

DURHAM, N.C. — A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels…

Continue Reading... NIH Partners With Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study
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NIH Partners With Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study

The new research study will focus on menstrual cycles and gynecological conditions The new study will allow participants to track…

Continue Reading... Arsenic Linked to Children’s Immune Function in Bangladesh
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Arsenic Linked to Children’s Immune Function in Bangladesh

By David Richards Welch poses for a quick photo during field work.(Photo courtesy of Barrett Welch) Prenatal exposure to arsenic…

Continue Reading... Global Collaborative Initiative Expands Training Efforts
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Global Collaborative Initiative Expands Training Efforts

By David Richards Participating members of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network Training Working Group meet at the Institute of…

Continue Reading... PAHO Proposes Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change for the Americas
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PAHO Proposes Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change for the Americas

By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (Center) and Dr. Carissa F. Etienne,…

Continue Reading... Study Quantifies Environmental Stressors’ Impact on Human Mental Health in the US
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Study Quantifies Environmental Stressors’ Impact on Human Mental Health in the US

By David Richards Obradovich, is a senior research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development(Photo courtesy of Nick…

Continue Reading... Training the Next Generation of Physicians on Climate and Health Science Policy
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Training the Next Generation of Physicians on Climate and Health Science Policy

By Caitlin Rublee, Caleb Dresser, and Cecilia Sorensen Governments, nongovernmental organizations, and professional societies have called upon the health sector…

Continue Reading... GEH Reflections: Thoughts from Linda Birnbaum As She Steps Down As NIEHS Director
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GEH Reflections: Thoughts from Linda Birnbaum As She Steps Down As NIEHS Director

After nearly 11 years in her position and a total of 40 years of government service, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., stepped…

Continue Reading... Setting the Stage for Studying Cardiometabolic Disease in Africa
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Setting the Stage for Studying Cardiometabolic Disease in Africa

By Janelle Weaver, Ph.D. The detailed methods used for Phase 1 of a study of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in…

Continue Reading... Suk Mentors Students and Makes Connections in Thailand through Fulbright Award
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Suk Mentors Students and Makes Connections in Thailand through Fulbright Award

By Sara Amolegbe Suk, front center, with students and faculty at CRI after presenting a seminar on environmental pollution, noncommunicable…

Continue Reading... NIEHS, IHME Move Forward on Global Burden of Disease Pollution Health Initiative
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NIEHS, IHME Move Forward on Global Burden of Disease Pollution Health Initiative

By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. Taking the next step in a broader Global Burden of Disease Pollution Health Initiative (GBD-PHI), staff…

Continue Reading... Doctoral Fellow Studies Indoor Air Pollution and Health in Peru
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Doctoral Fellow Studies Indoor Air Pollution and Health in Peru

Vanessa Burrowes, a Ph.D. candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Fogarty Global Health fellow,…

Continue Reading... Researchers Build Capacity for Study of Dementia and Risk Factors in Kazakhstan
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Researchers Build Capacity for Study of Dementia and Risk Factors in Kazakhstan

By Elizabeth Witherspoon, Ph.D. Through the NIH Global Brain Disorders Research Program, an international multidisciplinary team of researchers from the…