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Tons of toxic air pollutants released from oil refiners in Texas

Houston - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past week, according to figures provided to the state, as refineries and petrochemical plants in the region scrambled to shut production during frigid weather.

Cosmetics sold in the U.S. receive very little FDA regulation

Anyone in the United States can come up with a homemade cosmetic, whip it up in the kitchen, package and sell it — and it's perfectly legal. No testing, paperwork or registration is required. And this has become a big health problem.

Breyers says 'No' to artificial growth hormones

Unilever has announced it is reformulating its Breyers brand of ice cream, making the decision to not use milk or cream from cows treated with the controversial growth hormone rBST.

Potatoes fight cancer and heart disease and other health news

Scientists have bred potatoes that fight cancer and heart disease. Others have found that coffee can kill you. Those were just two of latest reports about health news from the Internet.

$1.7M fine for Clean Air Act violations given to cement maker

Nazareth - The eighth largest cement manufacturer in the U.S. has been forced to pay a $1.7 million fine for violations of the the Clean Air Act which occurred at six of its plant locations, and has agreed to invest $33 million in pollution control technology.

Study: Teenage Facebook use can lead to narcissism, health issues

Los Angeles - A new study presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association suggests that children who spend too much time on Facebook could turn into narcissists and also develop health issues.

Watching Too Much TV May Cause Health Problems

Watching too much television may have some negative consequences. It may raise health problems and shorten life. A recent study of those findings was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study: Energy drinks pose health risk to children, young adults

Data gathered during a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Miami have shown that consumption of energy drinks by young adults and children can lead to a number of health problems.

Message to Children to Clean Their Plates Has Negative Results

I'm a member of the “clean your plate club.” I'll bet lots of my readers are too. Well it turns out that membership in the club might lead to over-eating. So that advice from parents to children to clean their plates might cause problems later on.

Climate Change Will Bring Premature Deaths To Canada

As our climate changes health issues will also be changing warns a new Health Canada report. Canadians can expect to hear about more heat related deaths, more lung problems, more heart problems and the spread of diseases.

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