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Farmworkers Face Daunting Health Risks In California’s Wildfires

HEALDSBURG, Calif. — Farm laborers in yellow safety vests walked through neatly arranged rows of grapes Friday, harvesting the last of the deep purple bundles that hung from the vines, even as the sky behind them was dark with soot. Over the hill just behind them, firetrucks and first responders raced back and forth from […]

Women Scientists Author Fewer Invited Commentaries In Medical Journals Than Men

Female scientists were 21% less likely to contribute invited commentaries to medical journals during a five-year period than males with similar scientific expertise, seniority, and publication metrics, indicates a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health[1]. They found that the disparity was larger for women who were further progressed […]

Digital Teens Drinking More Caffeinated And Sugared Drinks

Young teens who spend more time with TV and electronic devices drink more sugared or caffeinated drinks than their peers, indicates a a study of U.S. teens led by researchers from McMaster University. The results are concerning because many of these teenagers exceed recommended levels of both sugar and caffeine. “There is a trend towards […]

Aspirin May Cut Air Pollution Harms In Half

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function, a study from Columbia University reports[1]. Researchers analyzed a subset of data collected from a cohort of 2,280 male veterans from the greater Boston area who were given tests to determine their lung function. The average age […]