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Werner Braun: Where's the beef?

I recently heard another m association (non-carpet) recommending that carpet not be installed in homes because of its “cancelling” effect on family members who have asthma and allergies. This isn't the first on occasion this myth has surfaced; in fact,

Enforce no-fry zones in Bahrain's schools

An tubby child has to confront serious health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, eczema, concavity and issues of self-esteem. Later, they develop potentially deadly health conditions such as heart disease and even cancer. In Bahrain, children are

Old Van Ban Starts to Hit Londoners Hard

Old Van Ban Starts to Hit Londoners Hard changes to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and reforms to taxi licensing standards. Prime health organisations including Asthma UK, the British Lung Foundation and the Chartered Beau monde of Physiotherapy have voiced their support for the changes.

GUEST OPINION: Santa Rosa 'HEAL' zones target obesity

Our physicians and medical personnel see first-transfer how poor diet, inactivity and excess weight put people at hazard for heart-disease, diabetes, high-blood pressure, matter, asthma and other chronic illnesses. Unhealthy eating and sedentary living are

LA keeps building near freeways, even though living there makes people sick

Low rent and a location near shops and restaurants are what brought Jeremiah Caleb to an apartment on Beloit Avenue, where a sound wall is all that separates the 405 freeway from sleek new apartments and lofts advertising “good living.”

But life got worse for Jeremiah and his wife Angel soon after moving into that one-bedroom on the Westside of Los Angeles.

The couple began to struggle with bouts of coughing, sneezing and headaches. They kept the windows shut, yet a grimy, black film settled regularly over the furniture, counters and even their skin — a never-ending reminder of the vehicle exhaust and soot they were breathing just 100 feet from 14 lanes of traffic.

“We were constantly sick,” said Caleb, an actor in his 30s. The couple worried enough about dirty air that they put off having children. “We were desperate to leave, but we felt stuck. We just couldn't afford it.”

Business groups have consistently opposed any suggestion of restricting development near heavy traffic.