March 31, 2011
Polluted Air Another Danger to U.S. Troops in
While the risks of
gunfire and explosive devices to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq
are obvious, new research suggests that high levels of air
pollution in that country might pose a threat to their respiratory
Are Some Kids Overscheduled?
From sports practices to
music lessons to community service, American kids always seem to
have plenty to keep them busy. But whether they're actually too
busy -- reaching a tipping point detrimental to their mental and
physical health -- remains a topic of debate.
Levels of Radiation in Wash. State Milk No Threat to
In an update to its
ongoing radiation monitoring following the Fukushima Daiichi
reactor crisis in Japan, U.S. government officials announced late
Wednesday that milk sampled March 25 in Washington state contained
low levels of radiation not likely to cause harm to humans.
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall
The rate of new cancers
in the United States has dropped by almost 1 percent a year and the
rate of death from cancer has fallen 1.6 percent a year, a new