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Higher levels of organic pollutants found in homes located near natural gas wells, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A University of Toronto study has found that those living close to natural gas wells are exposed to higher levels of certain organic pollutants in their homes. The study looked at levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in the air and drinking water in homes of pregnant women living in…

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Teachers Have No Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As the new school year begins, teachers can take comfort in a new report that finds they have no greater risk of catching or being hospitalized for severe COVID-19 than anyone else. Researchers in Scotland say that might be because many schools take…

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Dirty Air, Higher Dementia Risk?

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been know that pollution can damage the heart and lungs, but new research finds that it’s bad for your brain, too.A long-term study by a Seattle team linked exposure to higher levels of fine particulate air pollution to an increased risk of dementia.”We…

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IBD Risk Rises With Higher Ultraprocessed Food Intake

Individuals who consumed more ultraprocessed foods had a significantly increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than those who consumed less, according to data from more than 100,000 adults. “Diet alters the microbiome and modifies the intestinal immune response and so could play a role in the pathogenesis of IBD,” Neeraj Narula, MD, of…

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No Higher Risk for Rheumatic Flares Seen After COVID Vaccination

Double-dose vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) doesn’t appear to boost the risk of flares, a new study shows. The risk of adverse effects after vaccination is high, just as it is in the general population, but no patients experienced allergic reactions. Dr Caoilfhionn Connolly “Our findings suggest that COVID-19…

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Oil Edges Higher With Robust Demand Outlook Clouded by Delta

(Bloomberg) — Oil edged higher after eking out a modest weekly gain as investors assessed the outlook for demand amid a resurgence in Covid-19. Read More

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Americans with higher net worth at midlife tend to live longer

One of the keys to a long life may lie in your net worth. In the first wealth and longevity study to incorporate siblings and twin pair data, researchers from Northwestern University analyzed the midlife net worth of adults (mean age 46.7 years) and their mortality rates 24 years later. They discovered those with greater…

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Higher Ground Books & Media Releases “Zooverbs 2” by Will O’Toole

Springfield, OH, July 15, 2021 –(– Now Available, Zooverbs 2 by Will O’Toole. This sequel to Zooverbs is both fun and educational; filled with a whole new set of quirky animal names that can also be used to describe actions. This book is a grammar lesson wrapped in an adventure.Will O’Toole is a beloved husband, father,…

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Your Job Could Put You at Much Higher Risk for Flu

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your job may significantly increase your risk of catching the flu, with potential implications for the spread of other infectious diseases including COVID-19, according to new research.On average, working folks are 35% more likely to get the flu than those without jobs, but an analysis…

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Higher grit scores tied to wellness in surgery residents

(HealthDay)—For general surgery residents, higher grit scores are associated with lower likelihood of burnout, thoughts of attrition, and suicidal thoughts, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Surgery. D. Brock Hewitt, M.D., M.P.H., from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues characterized grit, defined as perseverance and…