Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years. The total area these fires burned increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres a year -- an area the size of Las Vegas, according to the study. Individually, the largest wildfires grew at a rate of 350 acres a year, the new research says.
Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers' model estimates that women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnancy may only lower their child's exposure to POPs by 10 to 15 per cent.
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Title: Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
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Leave It To Beaver taught us that family was all about Mom, Dad and the kids. But my in-laws have shown me an older model of family life that works surprisingly well in the 21st century.

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In some age groups, suicide accounts for more deaths than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and all the various chronic lung diseases combined.

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Designed to cover half the surface area of a pack, new proposed labels are meant to vividly remind smokers of tobacco’s dangers.
Caregivers of veterans report greater difficulties than do those of other disabled adults.
Title: Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2014 12:35:00 PM
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Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat [Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT]
Title: Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
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Created: 4/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
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