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Wildfires are causing chronic smoke exposure, premature death

Climate change means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across North America to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

Parents can sue for 'wrongful birth' of disabled son, court rules

Portland - An Appeals court in Oregon has ruled that the parents of a boy with muscular dystrophy can move forward with an $11 million "wrongful birth" lawsuit.

India's high air pollution levels blamed on 'changing lifestyles'

A higher level of industrialization has led to greater economic development in India, and with the new found weath has come an unwanted side-effect. Air pollution is so bad that in 2014, India was ranked 174 out of 178 countries for air quality.

Pandemic of physical inactivity kills as many as smoking

Lack of exercise is killing just as many people as smoking and obesity according to a new study, claiming an estimated 5.3 million lives a year globally.

Study: Regular consumption of red meat linked to premature death

A new study links eating red meat with chronic disease, cancer and early death. It found that reducing meat consumption to just 1.5 ounces per day could prevent one in ten early deaths in men.

Gaines Adams' Legacy is Larger than Football

Gaines Adams was making a name for himself in the NFL, much the way he did in college when an enlarged heart took his life much earlier than planned. This week family and friends remembered the man in Easley, South Carolina.

Report says Link Between Ozone Air Pollution and Premature Death Confirmed

Short-term exposure to current levels of ozone in many areas is likely to contribute to premature deaths, says a new National Research Council report,

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