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2008-07-10 00:00:28

By Carla K. Johnson CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.

2008-07-09 21:00:32

By Carla K Johnson CHICAGO - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.

2008-07-09 09:00:04

By CARLA K JOHNSON By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press CHICAGO Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move that some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Peter B Lord; Magaly Angeloni The first person attorney Jack McConnell called last Tuesday with news of the Rhode Island Supreme Court's big decision on the state's landmark lead paint case was Liz Colon. She was having a meeting in her office, and what McConnell said left her speechless.

2008-07-06 00:00:18

Photographs of old, mouldering bottle ovens belching forth thick smoke and colliery headgears silhouetted against evening skies continue to charm history enthusiasts. But not everyone becomes dewy-eyed with nostalgia when recalling the halcyon days of North Staffordshire industry.

2008-07-02 09:00:20

By ERIC TUCKER By Eric Tucker The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I.

2008-07-01 03:00:20

Conservationists say a new law may help save endangered California condors by keeping lead ammunition out of their habitats. The measure, which goes into effect Tuesday, will require hunters to use only non-lead ammunition in the habitats.

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2008-05-03 08:30:00

Ripping out and tearing down to create a divinely designed home, a la HGTV, is all the rage today. But parents need to be aware that all this interior renovation can put their children's health at risk due to exposure to lead.

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2008-01-28 15:40:00

New research suggests that some of what we now consider to be normal aging in the brain might in fact be the long-term effects of exposure to environmental pollutants, such as lead, many years ago.

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2008-01-22 16:05:00

Health departments around the U.S. say traditional medicines used by immigrants from Latin America, India and other parts of Asia are the second most common source of lead poisoning in the country, surpassed only by lead paint.


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