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New EPA rules for about 200 US chemical manufacturers take aim at ‘cancer alleys’

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules on Tuesday to protect neighborhoods near more than 200 manufacturing facilities that release airborne toxins such as ethylene oxide, chloroprene, benzene, vinyl chloride, 1,3 butadiene and ethylene dichloride.

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CDC alerts doctors to watch for rare, serious bacterial infection with unusual symptoms

Health officials are alerting doctors to be on the lookout for certain types of rare, serious meningococcal infections that are on the rise in the United States.

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FDA approves new drug; may help stop rare/fatal condition doctors call ‘ticking time bomb’

When doctors told Katrina Barry that she had a rare and serious condition called pulmonary arterial hypertension or PAH, they warned her not to Google it.

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FDA approves lifesaving therapy for children with rare genetic disease; might become world’s most expensive drug

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first therapy for a rare and devastating condition called metachromatic leukodystrophy, a condition that typically kills affected children before they turn 7.

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Certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ will no longer be used in US food packaging, FDA says

Certain kinds of greaseproofing “forever” chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, will no longer be used in food packaging in the US, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

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CDC drops 5-day isolation guidance for Covid-19, moves away from key strategy to quell infections

People who test positive for Covid-19 no longer need to routinely stay away from others for at least five days, according to new guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Friday. The change ends a strategy from earlier in the pandemic that experts said has been important to controlling the spread of the infection.

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Washington Post: CDC eases Covid-19 isolation guidance

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to shift its Covid-19 isolation guidance this spring to say that people no longer need to isolate once they have been fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are mild or improving, according to the Washington Post.

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New study finds more cancers linked to tainted water at Camp Lejeune,

Military and civilian personnel who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in the mid-1970s and ’80s are more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers compared with those stationed at a similar military base in California during the same period, a highly anticipated new government study shows.

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