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Groups protest plan to generate electricity from chicken manure

Activists say power plant would pollute, be subsidized by taxpayers
June 1, 2012

National consumer group Food & Water Watch is criticizing plans by Perdue Agribusiness and Fibrowatt LLC to build a power plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that will generate electricity from chicken manure.


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Colorado Moms protest proposed fracking next to elementary school

May 30, 2012

Outraged by a plan to conduct fracking next to an elementary school, families in Erie, Colorado are conducting a well-orchestrated campaign aimed at stopping it.


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Doctors resist new prostate cancer screening guidelines

PSA tests on healthy men continue, despite questionable benefits
May 30, 2012

Recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advising elimination of routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer in healthy men are likely to encounter serious pushback from primary care physicians, according to results of a survey by Johns Hopkins investigators.


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AIHA kicks off summer with safety tips

May 29, 2012

With summer officially underway, The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is providing some helpful tips to keep your summer both safe and fun.


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CDC: Work-related asthma a significant problem

May 28, 2012

About nine percent of all asthma cases in the United States are caused or made worse by work-related exposures, a new federal study says.


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Nerve damage to my hands: How can I tell?

May 28, 2012

According to the Mayo Clinic, peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.


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My hands feel numb, what does it mean?

May 27, 2012

According to the Mayo Clinic, numbness in one or both hands describes a loss of sensation or feeling in your hand or fingers. Numbness in hands is usually caused by irritation or compression of a branch of a nerve traveling to the arms, hands or fingers.


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My hands are always cold, what does it mean?

May 26, 2012

According to the Mayo Clinic, having cold hands even when you're not in a cold environment is common. Often, having cold hands is a part of your body's natural response to regulate your body temperature and shouldn't be cause for concern.


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Fewer diabetics dying of heart disease, stroke

May 25, 2012

Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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Mayo clinic offers hand health tips

May 25, 2012

These five no-nonsense tips go beyond care for skin on your hands to skin care basics:.


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