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High Flame Retardant Levels In California's Mexican-American Schoolchildren: Why?

High Flame Retardant Levels In California's Mexican-American Schoolchildren: Why?

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Environmental Health: California schoolchildren of Mexican descent are contaminated with seven times more flame retardants than children in Mexico and three times more than their own mothers, according to a new study examined by Marla Cone for Environmental Health News.

Oil Spill: Elizabeth Grossman of The Pump Handle blog examines the public health situation on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Attention Deficit: A study of more than 1 million Swedish children has linked extremely premature birth to a much higher risk of attention-deficit disorder in childhood, Kerry Grens reports for Reuters Health.


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Global Health:

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria estimated in confidential documents that millions of dollars in donated malaria drugs have been stolen in recent years, The Associated Press reports.

Diagnosis: Dr. Val Jones of Get Better Health writes about the hug (hers) that may have saved a life, and other unusual ways to diagnose a patient.

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