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Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
Green Cleaning That Makes a Difference
Common household cleaning products expose users to toxic chemicals. Domestic workers are especially at risk. Safer substitutes are possible.
COVID Vaccines Give People — and the Economy — a Shot
Data show that vaccines prevented millions of cases and saved as much as $1.4 trillion in just the first five months they were available.
A Food-by-Food Look at Longevity
You know what you eat affects your health, and now it has been quantified: Some foods add healthy minutes to life; others take them away.
Concern Over Opioid Dosage Tapering
Opioids can help ease chronic pain, but the risks of addiction often lead doctors to taper doses, a difficult transition. Here's what helps.
Vaccines Versus COVID Variants
As new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge, researchers are figuring out the kind of protection vaccines offer and how long it lasts.
One Word: Microplastics
Microplastics are everywhere. They are shed by food packaging, plastic refuse, even baby bottles. Here's what they can do to our cells.
Convincing Young Adults to Take a Shot
Many young adults are reluctant to get a COVID vaccine, and this could prolong the pandemic. Here are some of their reasons.
A Strip Club Safety Net?
Does the presence of strip clubs, brothels and adult stores increase the likelihood of sexual violence in a community? A surprising answer.
Troubled Water: Lead Contamination and Kidney Patients
Water contaminated with lead, even at low levels, is dangerous for those with kidney disease. The problem is worse in communities of color.
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