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Americans exposed to toxic chemicals in drinking water ‘dramatically underestimated’: report

Tap water in the United States is contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems at a higher rate than previously thought, according to a new report.

5 countries with the highest declining birthrates

Around the world, many nations are experiencing declining birthrates, a phenomenon that leads to a declining workforce able to support the older population. Yet the exact reasons for this trend, as wells as governments’ efforts to reverse it, differ based on a country’s circumstances. Here are some of the top five countries with declining birthrates, and what they are doing to address it:

Spread of coronavirus prompts CDC to expand ‘enhanced health screenings’ to 2 more US airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it will expand health entry screenings to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, as the U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

How to survive the toddler years: Child development expert weighs in

From how to tame a temper tantrum to ways to avoid sibling rivalry, psychologists and child development expert Dr. Gail Gross breaks down the most common and problematic behaviors your kids are driving you crazy with.

Arizona Rep. Kirkpatrick seeks treatment for alcoholism after fall

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., announced Wednesday that she will receive treatment for alcoholism after she was seriously injured in a fall she said was the result of her condition. 

Georgia inmate on death row requests execution by firing squad, lawsuit says

A death row inmate in Georgia has sued the state’s prison system, claiming he should be executed by firing squad instead of lethal injection because his veins are narrow and the latter form of death would cause him “excruciating pain,” according to a lawsuit filed by the inmate’s attorney.

Just how safe are CBD products? Experts weigh in

Companies are jumping at the chance to market CBD products like oils, cosmetics, tinctures, and vaporizer cartridges to consumers who are perhaps looking for a more ‘natural’ relief for symptoms ranging from anxiety and pain to insomnia and substance-abuse disorder. But with little-to-no oversight from the FDA, how can Americans determine which products are safe and effective and which aren’t? Two leading experts in the field break down the ever-booming CBD industry.

NJ vaccine bill eliminating religion as student exemption is likely to advance after Senate deal: reports

A large group of protesters gathered outside the statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would remove religion as a legal reason for parents not vaccinating public school students.

Pennsylvania girl reunited with Minnie Mouse doll that helped through 39 brain surgeries

A Pennsylvania girl has been reunited with her beloved Minnie Mouse doll that helped her overcome 39 brain surgeries —  after it was lost earlier this week, according to her mother.