"Clearly, what happened here is a case of environmental injustice," task force member Ken Sikkema tells reporters. Primary blame rests with a state environmental agency, investigators concluded.
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The program was tested in YMCAs around the country, and helped people lose about 5 percent of their body weight in a year. The goal is to make it a Medicare-eligible prevention program.
There's plenty of evidence that being transgender makes for worse mental health. But would that change if trans people were accepted by their families early on? Scientists are trying to find out.
The medical system looks at patients as "parts and money," not people, writes a Denver Health physician
The Food and Drug Administration is demanding that the instructions for the most commonly prescribed opioids include so-called black box warnings about dangers of abuse, misuse, overdose and death.
For millions around the world, it's the invisible microbes and parasites that can turn their daily drinking water into a dangerous elixir.
Meditation can help relieve chronic back pain, and so can cognitive behavioral therapy, a study finds. But good luck getting insurance to pay for it.
Raise a glass to good health? Probably not. The idea that alcohol is good for you has little scientific purchase, an analysis of previous research finds. The more you drink, the worse off you'll be.
Standing desks have been touted as the answer for health problems caused by sitting all day. But the evidence that the high desks improve health — or that they are even used much — is weak.
An analysis of Medicare data shows that the more money a doctor gets from pharmaceutical companies, the more likely he or she is to prescribe brand-name medications. And that influences cost.
The goal is to rein in drug price increases while increasing the chance that patients will get the medication that works best for them. It's an idea that's getting increasing private-sector traction.
Michigan isn't the only place dealing with lead-contaminated water. Schools all over the country have struggled to eliminate lead from water fountains and cafeterias — some for more than a decade.
Hospitals have pushed staff to wash their hands in an effort to curb the spread of dangerous microbes. But patients' hands are infected, too, a study finds, and can spread bugs to other facilities.
The U.S. wastes 133 billion pounds of food annually. Cutting that by 50 percent by 2020 is going to take a serious action plan. A new data-driven report ranks approaches that could get the job done.