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Big argument rages over small particulates

EPA’s air quality proposals draw differing opinions
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The American Public Health Association (APHA) says the EPA’s proposed new national air quality standards will save thousands of lives. The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it could limit the industry’s ability to produce needed energy.


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U.S. co2 emissions fall dramatically due to decrease in coal use

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Since 2006, the U.S. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).


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New report estimates nearly 18 million cancer survivors in U.S. by 2022

Growing, aging population & increased survival driving trend
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The number of Americans with a history of cancer, currently estimated to be 13.7 million, will grow to almost 18 million by 2022, according to a first-ever report by the American Cancer Society (ACS) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


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Need for blood donations increasing worldwide, say health experts

WHO calls for more people to donate regularly
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Increasing life expectancy, an aging population and chronic diseases are placing an increasingly larger demand on global blood supplies, driving the need for more volunteers, say health experts.


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Study: One size doesn’t fit all when treating blood pressure in diabetics

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Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off – perhaps too well, according to a new study.


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OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on “fracking” worker protection

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OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) yesterday issued a hazard alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure.
 


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Asbestos, shift work boost work-related cancer deaths in Britain

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A new study finds that 5 percent of all cancer deaths in Britain – approximately 8,000 deaths each year --are linked to occupations, particularly those where asbestos, diesel engine fumes or shift work is involved.


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Feds ask meteorologists to help workers with heat hazard warnings

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With much of the nation baking under extreme temperatures, OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels took to the blogosphere to issue a renewed call for heat safety.


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Weight-loss surgery increases alcoholism risk

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Adults who had a common bariatric surgery to lose weight had a significantly higher risk of alcohol use disorders (AUD) two years after surgery, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research consortium.


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Smoking cessation PSAs wildly successful, says CDC

Landmark ad campaign yields almost 200,000 more calls to state quitlines after 12 weeks
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The "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign has generated almost 200,000 additional calls to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a portal that links callers to their state quitlines, and more than 400,000 additional unique visitors to www.smokefree.gov, a federal website designed to help people quit smoking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced recently.


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