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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire says emissions of a chemical used to make Teflon coatings may be the source behind the contamination of more than 40 wells in several towns. The company behind those emissions, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, has said it's too early to say...
NEW YORK (AP) — Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects. Since...
NEW YORK (AP) — CDC: No longer any doubt that Zika virus causes birth defects.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but they will probably wait until September to do so. Congressional Republicans have succeeded in forcing the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's top water regulator said Wednesday that officials are working urgently to strengthen a federal rule limiting lead and copper in drinking water — a key focus in the ongoing lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. But...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but will probably wait until September to do so. Congressional Republicans have succeeded in forcing the administration to...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union legislature wants tougher limits on the use of the popular weedkiller glyphosate because of increasing concerns about its possible links to cancer. In a non-binding resolution, the EU parliament calls for a marketing approval of seven years...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used to manage pain. They say the current system inadvertently encourages the overprescribing of addictive...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used to manage pain. They say the current system inadvertently encourages the overprescribing of addictive...