health & body

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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6 natural ways to fight seasonal allergies and still enjoy the great outdoors

6 natural ways to fight seasonal allergies and still enjoy the great outdoors

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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Researchers discover cause of recurrent miscarriages and are now developing treatments

Researchers discover cause of recurrent miscarriages and are now developing treatments

A breakthrough in medical research has uncovered a cause for multiple miscarriages, and could lead to new prevention methods. Researchers at Britain’s University of Warwick discovered that a lack of

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Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

Common chemicals are linked to fibroids and endometriosis

The cost of chemicals and toxins is difficult to calculate — given both the direct and indirect effect they can have on people and the environment. But a new study published in The Journal of

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Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Investigation finds lead contamination in 2,000 water systems across all 50 U.S. States

Dangerous amounts of lead in the Flint, Michigan water systems have the entire country up in arms about water safety, but sadly, this issue is not isolated and is more widespread than we ever imagined. A

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UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

UK will charge soda tax on sugary drinks in an effort to lessen childhood obesity rates

One in five children in the UK is obese by the time he or she finishes primary school. In an effort to combat the childhood obesity epidemic, the government is instituting a tax on sugary soda drinks in

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CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been quick to issue public warnings about the threat of contracting Zika virus, for people who plan on traveling to at-risk areas. Medical researchers are still

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Before losing his battle with cancer, teen invents IV pole ‘lily pads’ to help sick children

Before losing his battle with cancer, teen invents IV pole 'lily pads' to help sick children

Before losing his battle with leukemia and a childhood brain tumor, Nick Konkler managed to use his time left on earth to help other children fighting cancer. Having battled with cancer since the age of

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New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children

A new medical study says a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a child who develops Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the nervous system. Researchers at

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HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

HOW TO: Make hearty, savory vegan Irish stew

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HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan “bone” broth

HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan "bone" broth

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First uterus transplant performed in the U.S. fails due to a serious medical complication

First uterus transplant performed in the U.S. fails due to a serious medical complication

The first uterus transplant performed in the U.S. has failed due to a serious medical complication in the transplant recipient. Lindsey, a 26 year-old who was born without a uterus and who has three

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Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Teen girls experience dramatic reduction in toxin levels in the body after switching to healthier personal care products

Ah, the tween and teenage years: a time of rebellion, testing limits, and feeling frustrated with parents. It’s a little like toddlerhood, but with hormones and perhaps more concern for one’s

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Middle schoolers invent app that helps Alzheimer’s and dementia patients remember to take their pills

Middle schoolers invent app that helps Alzheimer's and dementia patients remember to take their pills

Middle-schoolers can have a reputation for being self-involved, social media-obsessed tweens, but six Kentucky middle-schoolers are bucking that trend and showing that tech-savviness can yield impressive

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