1.7 Million Children Die from Environmental Pollution Each Year

A World Health Organization report states that 1.7 million children under age 5 die each year due to environmental pollution, much of which is preventable.


Bizarre “Thunderstorm Asthma” Outbreak Kills 2 in Australia

Heavy rain combined with high levels of grass pollen resulted in a huge “thunderstorm asthma” outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, that killed 2 young women.


UNICEF: 300 Million Kids are Breathing Toxic Air

A new UNICEF report shows that some 300 million children are breathing toxic air pollution, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.


Can Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks?

Evidence shows that vitamin D supplements may help reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks, in addition to reducing the need for steroid treatments.


Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.


Another Pitfall of the Plastic Chemical BPA: Asthma

BPA has been linked to hormone disruption and oxidative stress, but is still used in manufacturing. Now prenatal BPA levels have also been linked to asthma.


New Inhaler Developed to Protect Lungs Against Air Pollution

In the wake of toxic levels of pollution, scientists have developed over the counter inhalers to help protect lungs from the worst of it.


Raw Milk Overpowers Conventional Milk in Reducing Risk of Numerous Infections

A European study indicates that giving babies raw milk significantly lowers the incidence of many childhood infections, including ear infections.


Study: Fracking may Increase Asthma Flare ups by 50%

A new study suggests that fracking may contribute to higher instances of asthma, with those living near fracking sites having trouble with controlling asthma.


Nail-Biters and Thumb-Suckers may Develop Fewer Allergies

Researchers say parents shouldn’t freak out if their child sucks his thumb or bites his nails; it might actually be helping them avoid developing allergies.


11+ Reported Health Benefits of Basil Seeds

Sweet basil seeds are emerging as a new superfood that can replace or be used with chia seeds for a potent nutritional punch. Here are 11 reported health benefits of basil seeds.


This Natural Food Combo may Beat Steroids in Treating Chronic Cough

Research shows that honey and coffee may relieve persistent cough better than corticosteroids or other prescription medicines.


Watch Out: Thousands of Pools Close Due to Health Violations

Swimming is great exercise, but public pools can be filthy. Read about a new report on how many public venues gets shut down, and how to protect yourself.


Research Finds Fluffy White Snowflakes Full of Pollutants

Canadian researchers say snow acts as a sponge for vehicle emissions, and when the snow melts, it may spread pollution over a wide area.


Could Smoking Increase Kids’ Risk for COPD Later in Life?

Growing up with a parent who parents who smoke may increase the risk for COPD in later life, especially if your mom was a heavy smoker and you smoke, too.


Resurrected NIH Study Will Look at Early-Life Environmental Exposures

The National Institutes of Health is set to launch a new study into how exposure to environmental toxins can spark disease at a young age.


Hospitals Giving out Less Formula to Boost Breastfeeding

A new study shows that hospitals have been giving out less baby formula to signal to mothers the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.