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Suppy of food under threat due to biodiversity loss across the globe: UN report

Suppy of food under threat due to biodiversity loss across the globe: UN report

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture “is indispensable to food security and sustainable development.” However, in recent years biodiversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels have all…MORE

FDA proposes new sunscreen regulations

FDA proposes new sunscreen regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing new regulations on over-the-counter sunscreens in an effort to keep up with the latest scientific and safety information. The proposal, announced Thursday, is available for public review and comment for the next 90 days and addresses the safety of common sunscreen ingredients, as well their dosage forms,…MORE

Health agencies to assess chemical exposure in 8 US communities near military bases

Health agencies to assess chemical exposure in 8 US communities near military bases

People who live near current or former military installations in eight states will have their blood and urine examined by government officials. They want to understand the extent of residents’ exposure to manmade chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic…MORE

Space probe fires bullet into asteroid

Space probe fires bullet into asteroid

A Japanese space probe has fired a “bullet” into an asteroid as part of a mission to collect rock samples from the celestial body. The projectile will disturb material from the exterior of asteroid Ryugu which will then float from its surface due to the weak gravitational field. These particles will be collected by the…MORE

Why would anyone lie about being a victim of a crime?

Why would anyone lie about being a victim of a crime?

Everyone lies. But some falsehoods have graver consequences than others, such as lying to police about being a crime victim. Regardless of whether you believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to stage a hate crime attack on him, the question on many people’s minds is why he — or anyone, for that matter —…MORE

These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

While there’s early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic. In a study of opioid deaths…MORE

$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds

$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds

Bhanu Patel couldn’t believe the news. The cost of the medication that allows her to move — the one that enabled her to walk stairs again — shot up to $375,000. Fear gripped her: What would this mean for her independence? Would she become a financial burden on her family? How is this possible in…MORE

Young blood company stops unproven anti-aging treatments after FDA warning

Young blood company stops unproven anti-aging treatments after FDA warning

Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. At least one company responded by ceasing patient…MORE

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