Toxic chemicals may contaminate drinking water of 200 million US people

A study reports that a class of synthetic chemicals called PFAS, which have links to cancers and other health issues, are nearly ubiquitous in surface waters across the United States. Manufacturers … [+4673 chars]

How to stay safe while having fun this Halloween

Halloween is a favorite fall celebration in the United States and elsewhere in the world. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic poses some challenges for enthusiasts of this holiday. How can you … [+6703 chars]

More air pollution leads to more plastic waste

A study links smoggy urban days to an increase in food deliveries and plastic waste. A new study from the National University of Singapore asserts that urban air pollution leads to more plastic wast… [+4354 chars]

Pandemic measures had a strong impact on mental and physical health

A new study using a global online survey demonstrates that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders resulted in a dramatic increase in unhealthful lifestyle changes. According to the study which appeared in the… [+7039 chars]

Very high dosages of vitamin D may delay frailty in old age

A small study in mice suggests that a dosage of vitamin D five times the current recommended amount for older adults could slow the development of frailty. However, the researchers now need to confir… [+5615 chars]

US election 2020: What does healthy voting mean for people with disabilities?

Not everyone realizes how big this group is, voter engagement specialist Jack Rosen told Healthline Media, referring to the 38 million people in the US with a disability who are eligible to vote in t… [+9999 chars]

COVID-19 live updates: Total number of cases passes 43 million

<ul><li>The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. </li><li>Known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus has resulted in more than 43 million infections and 1.1 million deaths.</li><li>SARS-… [+77645 chars]

Election 2020: Voting is ‘too often a privilege’

Dr. Davin L. Phoenix is an associate professor in political science at the University of California, Irvine. Samantha S. Canty is a doctoral student studying race and voter turnout in the United Stat… [+12126 chars]

What will the US election mean for Black-white disparities in maternal and child health?

In October 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported the story of Cassaundra Lynn Perkins, a 21-year-old Texas mother who had recently given birth to premature twins. She had been ill throughout her pregn… [+15709 chars]

US elections 2020: Tips on how to vote safely

With the United States presidential election fast approaching and the world still in the midst of a pandemic, it is important to consider how to exercise the democratic right of voting while staying … [+8171 chars]