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Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

10 Aug 2016

Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) | 09 August 2016 Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of industrial chemicals that have been linked to cancer […]

Elizabeth Gotay Escalera (L) and other volunteers unload drinking water from a truck outside Waite High School in Toledo, Ohio August 3, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

9 Aug 2016

After age 40, volunteering linked to enhanced mental health

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) | 09 August 2016 Volunteer work may be good for your mental wellbeing, but only after age 40, according to a new study. “There is […]

A KFC fast food restaurant, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc, is pictured ahead of their company results in Pasadena, California, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

9 Aug 2016

Shareholders press Yum for stricter antibiotics policy

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) | 09 August 2016 LOS ANGELES – Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N) investors on Tuesday filed a shareholder proposal requesting that it quickly phase out harmful antibiotic […]

A campaign supporter lights on around 1,638 candles representing the number of dead victims claimed by HIV/AIDS in the Philippines since 1984 as part of their commemoration of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day in Quezon city, metro Manila in the Philippines May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

9 Aug 2016

Record new HIV cases in Philippines prompt call for action

By Beh Lih Yi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 09 August 2016 “The government should double their efforts in spreading awareness about HIV before it is too late”   JAKARTA – The […]

A villager carries buckets of water from a white polluted stream which is used for his daily drinking water, in Dongchuan district of... June 06, 2013 02:45am BST

9 Aug 2016

China to spend $65 billion to improve water supplies: ministry

By David Stanway (Reuters) | 09 August 2016 China plans to spend a total of 430 billion yuan ($65 billion) on around 4,800 separate projects aimed at improving the quality […]

The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan February 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

9 Aug 2016

Social costs of Flint, Michigan, water crisis total $395 million: study

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) | 08 August 2016 The social costs stemming from dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, such as the effect on children’s […]

A truck engine is tested for pollution exiting its exhaust pipe as California Air Resources field representatives (unseen) work a checkpoint set up to inspect heavy-duty trucks traveling near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California September 10, 2013. California Highway Patrol and the Air Resources Board were inspecting trucks for compliance to California's air pollution laws.    REUTERS/Mike Blake   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT) - RTX13GMW

9 Aug 2016

Air pollution tied to shorter survival with lung cancer

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) | 08 August 2016 Exposure to air pollution has long been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, and a new study suggests it […]

A mother and daughter walk home after a meeting of women from several communities eradicating female genital mutilation, in the western Senegalese village of Diabougo September 10, 2007. Tostan, a small Senegalese aid group credited with launching a grass roots campaign to abolish female circumcision in West Africa, will be awarded the $1.5 million Hilton Prize in New York on Wednesday. Picture taken  September 10, 2007. To match feature SENEGAL-MUTILATION/CAMPAIGN   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (SENEGAL)

9 Aug 2016

Senegal’s dancing grandmothers lead charge for health over tradition

By Nellie Peyton (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 08 August 2016 Grandmothers are using their influence to promote modern medicine and health care, and discuss issues from family planning and malnutrition […]

A technician from Oxitec inspects larvae of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

5 Aug 2016

GM mosquito trial will not significantly impact environment: FDA

By Natalie Grover (Reuters) | 05 August 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that a field trial testing Intrexon Corp’s genetically engineered mosquitoes, meant to be […]

A vector control team vehicle displays a sign warning of West Nile Virus before the early morning spraying of a neighborhood due to increasing numbers of mosquitoes having tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

5 Aug 2016

Obama, Senate Democrats urge Zika funding vote as reserves run low

By David Morgan and Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters) | 05 August 2016 President Barack Obama on Thursday said it was time for Congress to lay aside politics and to act to […]

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