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Your Environment and Your Health

  • Going Out to Eat with Food Allergies

    Posted on 5/1/2019 at 12:32 PM

    Dining out can be difficult for people with food allergies because they must rely on restaurant staff to properly prepare their allergen-free meals. Find out how restaurants can be ready for customers with food allergies. The Jackson family is going out to eat at a new restaurant in town to celebrate their daughter Samantha’s birthday. Samantha is turning eight and is allergic to shrimp. Samantha’s mother, Jane, looks over the menu to decide on an appetizer to order for Samantha and the family to share, and she wonders about the ingredients in the eggrolls. The server approaches the table to

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  • April 24th is International Noise Awareness Day

    Posted on 4/22/2019 at 11:27 AM

    According to a map produced from a National Parks Service’s Natural Sounds project, the eastern half of the United States is louder than the west. This makes sense, when you consider how populated and congested the eastern states are compared to the west coast. Point in fact, New Yorkers cited noise as the leading complaint to the city’s life-quality hotline. Some of the quietest places, according to American Scientist.org, are the Mojave Desert (when the wind is not blowing) and the Olympic National Park in Washington state, “home to a secluded spot that a sound ecologist dubbed ‘one square inch

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JAMA Current Issue

  • Sky-High Mortality Rates From Cesarean Delivery in Africa

    Posted on 5/21/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Women in Africa are 50 times more likely to die as a result of a cesarean delivery as women in high-income countries, a team of investigators from several African countries has reported. Neonates fare poorly, too. Their mortality rate after cesarean delivery is high—44 per 1000 live births.

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  • Water and Sanitation Deficits Take a Toll in Armed Conflict Regions

    Posted on 5/21/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Diarrheal diseases resulting from scarce clean water and sanitation in countries with protracted armed conflicts take more children’s lives than the violence itself, according to a recent United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report.

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