Consumers who avoid products with harmful chemicals on the label have lower body burden

Finding healthier products without harmful chemicals—shampoo free of parabens or fragrance-free deodorant— is not always easy. It often involves scouring ingredients on individual product labels in search of key words. But is it worth it? New research shows that paying close attention to what’s in the products you buy can pay off. In a study […]

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Study highlights dual burden of menstruation and homelessness

Homeless New Yorkers who menstruate face numerous challenges due to inadequate access to toilets, bathing spaces, and laundering services, as well as pervasive menstrual stigma. The study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy highlights the need for improved quality, supply, and […]

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U.S. job growth slows; nearly 4 million Americans permanently unemployed

U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in September and over 300,000 Americans lost their jobs permanently, dealing a potential blow to President Donald Trump ahead of the fiercely contested Nov. 3 presidential election. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday underscored an urgent need for additional fiscal stimulus to aid the economy’s […]

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Trump administration hits China’s largest chip manufacturer SMIC with sanctions

Another Chinese tech firm is feeling the consequences of US-China tensions. After taking aim at Huawei, TikTok owner ByteDance, and Tencent, among others, the US government has now placed sanctions on China’s largest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC).The US Department of Commerce has sent a letter to US companies informing them that, as is […]

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Measuring muscle strength provides insights regarding weakness in older adults

Isokinetic dynamometry is a major tool in the measurement of muscle strength in the fields of sports medicine, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation and exercise physiology. Its use in older individuals now extends far beyond orthopedics to such conditions as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and stroke. In a collection of articles published in Isokinetics and […]

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