Texas Mothers Face a High Rate of Preterm Births, New Report Says

The 2021 March of Dimes Report Card on maternal and infant health in the United States ranks Texas number 11 among the 50 states for preterm births....

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Exposure to PFAS difficult to limit as California moves to ban them in some products

California is cracking down on the use of toxic “forever chemicals,” banning their use in food packaging and children’s products such as cribs,...

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Contamination by ‘Forever Chemicals’ has Reached Crisis Levels in U.S.

From pizza boxes and takeout food containers to rugs, dental floss and outdoor clothing, synthetic chemicals called PFAS are everywhere. They have...

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New AI technology offers hope to children born with rare genetic disorders

Artificial intelligence is offering new hope to families of children born with rare genetic disorders. Scientists have developed an AI-based...

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Pennsylvania Takes Steps to Limit Dangerous ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

After learning a decade ago that their water supplies were contaminated, Pennsylvania residents may finally see action to clean up the unregulated...

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Young spina bifida patient’s surgery postponed third time due to COVID hospitalizations

An unfortunate result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that hospitals are once again filling up, forcing the cancellations of urgent surgeries for...

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January is Birth Defects Awareness Month

Each year, about one in every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect. January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month, a...

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‘Forever Chemicals’ Contaminate Groundwater of Nearly 500,000 Texans Living Near 7 Military Sites

There is a group of dangerous contaminants that are called “forever chemicals” because they never break down and remain in the human...

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Toxic Emissions Taking Lives, Causing Cancer in Louisiana Area Dubbed ‘Cancer Valley’

Along an 85-mile Mississippi River corridor in Louisiana known as “Cancer Alley,” there are more than 150 chemical plants and refineries that...

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Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Experiencing Dramatic Expansion Despite Deadly Pollution

The Louisiana corridor known as “Cancer Alley” because of the numerous chemical plants and refineries in the area that have been linked to toxic...

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