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College Students Who Eat Tuna Are Unaware of Increased Risk for Mercury Exposure

A lot of college students are eating large amounts of tuna in dining halls and exposing themselves to high levels of the toxic heavy metal mercury, according to a new paper published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, reports UC Santa Cruz (UCSC). Although fish is highly nutritious and supports heart health and lowers blood pressure,… Read More »

Lead Exposure in Childhood May Affect Mental Health Later in Life

Adults who were exposed to lead during their childhood are more likely to experience mental health problems and develop unhealthy personality traits, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports Medical News Today. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, reviewed the data of more than 1,000 participants born in 1972 and… Read More »

American doctor will be monitored in US after possible exposure to Ebola in Congo

The person, who has not been identified, is headed to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for monitoring, the release states, adding the Nebraska Medical Center is home to one of the nation’s few dedicated biocontainment units. “This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” said… Read More »