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Hurricane Harvey’s toxic impact more widespread than reported, health concerns raised

A toxic onslaught from the nation’s petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-largest city, the extent of this environmental assault is beginning to surface, while …

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How a Winnipeg program reintegrates survivors of child sexual exploitation back into community

Before sending her children off to school, Carrie Blaydon always asks them, “What is knowledge?”  Their answer is consistent: “Power.”  Blaydon, a survivor of child sexual exploitation, wants to instil this message in her children early because knowledge was the key to gaining power back in her life as an …

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Smartphone addiction more common for people with anxiety, depression: study

Those who struggle with mental health problems are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, according to a recently published study. Psychologists at U.K.’s University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University conducted a study collecting information from 640 smartphone users between the ages of 13 and 69. WATCH: Would your …

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We’re treating lower back pain all wrong. Here’s how to do it right.

Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors. But a new study published in the Lancet on Wednesday found that people aren’t often getting the care they need to address …

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