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Why Your Couch Could Increase Your Poison Exposure by 600 Percent

In 1973, the U.S. government passed a law requiring all children’s sleepwear to be fire resistant, believing they were preserving public health and keeping children safe. A mere five years later, scientists discovered the chemical used to make the fire retardant fabrics — brominated Tris — was responsible for rising incidences of cancer, and the… Read More »

Brazil fills nearly 84 percent of doctor vacancies, as Cubans head home

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a meeting with governors-elect in Brasilia, Brazil November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the South American country’s far-right president-elect, Brazil’s health ministry said nearly 84 percent of the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent

For the first time in decades, researchers have identifed a new medication that can successfully treat major depression. An existing oral drug may relieve major depression. Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the “leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In… Read More »