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Germs May Be Valuable Passengers on Mission to Mars

Astronauts surrounded by too few species of microbes could face health risks, study suggests

Chlorine plus Pee equals Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic

'Green Schoolyards' May Bring Better Health to Kids

Review found they helped with heart health, weight control, ADHD and stress relief

For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found

Shifting Weather Can Unleash Pollen 'Superburst'

Trees, grasses and weeds may bloom all at once, creating agony for those with allergies

Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study

Asphalt, concrete and cars intensify heat effect in urban areas, boosting costs, researchers predict

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds

Weather forecasts may help public and emergency workers be ready to treat wheezing

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?

Boxes, wrappers found to contain harmful fluorinated chemicals, study contends

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness?

More exposure to sun's UVB rays linked to lower risk of eye condition in study

Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

Study: El Nino Could Boost Lyme Disease in Western U.S.

Northeast may also experience changes in infectious diseases due to weather variations, research suggests

Keep Safe When Temperatures Soar

Everyone's at risk of heat-related illness, but elderly are most vulnerable, ER specialist says

NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

Rodents exposed to phone radiation actually lived longer than unexposed animals, reviewers point out

4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town

EPA offers practical advice, including setting air conditioning to a higher temperature

Study Links Green Spaces to Longer Lives for Women

Among the findings: living with lush vegetation tied to a 13 percent lower rate of cancer death

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the Cold

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

Climate Change Won't Lower Number of Winter Deaths, Study Claims

Most fatalities stem from flu and respiratory illnesses, researchers find

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds

But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Rashes Can Be Serious

But, expert says most can safely be treated at home

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat

But, air-conditioning is still best option when temperatures soar, experts say

Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Air Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers tips to lessen fire's health impact

Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

Stay hydrated and give yourself time to acclimate, expert advises

Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues

Researchers enrolling 3,000 dogs to learn about risk factors for canine disease

Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions

Eating fish exposed to toxin-laden algae harms the animals' brains, study suggests

More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study

Levels of heart disease, stroke rose along with exposure, researchers say

Health News Reports May Spur 'Symptoms' in Some People

Power of suggestion, 'nocebo' effect can make you feel sick, study suggests

Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report

Children should not play with these products, researcher says

Green Spaces Boost City Dwellers' Well-Being

Study found the effect was significant, akin to a third of the benefit gained from marriage

Plastics Chemical BPA Common in 'Preemie' ICU: Study

Banned in sippy cups and baby bottles, it's present in hospital equipment; health risk unclear

Psychiatric Meds in Water Supply May Alter Fish Behavior

Swedish study finds perch acting more boldly when exposed to trace amounts of Oxezepam

When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

Living Near Equator May Boost Your Risk for Allergy, Asthma

This could be due to UV ray exposure, study author says

For Some, Views on Global Warming Change With the Weather

In survey, Independent voters in the U.S. often switched opinions as thermometer rose and fell

Could Chemical in Dishware Raise Your Risk for Kidney Stones?

Small Taiwanese study shows higher concentrations of melamine in urine tied to presence in plastic bowls

Airborne Toxins Down, But Overall Pollutant Levels Rising: EPA

Better technologies may bring cleaner air, but dumping of toxins onto land is rising, agency says

EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air

Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

Health Tip: How Radon Can Get in Your Home

It's an odorless but toxic gas

Flame Retardants in Furniture, Carpets Might Affect Kids' Development

California study found that higher exposures were linked to IQ, attention deficits

Lung Function Recovery Seen in People Exposed to World Trade Center Site

Breathing tests improved more for 9/11 rescue crews than nearby workers

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Found in Many Household Products: Study

These ingredients also found in some 'alternative' brands, researchers say

Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure