There are parts of the country where 20 percent of partents are opting not to give their children vaccines. That worries the CDC.
"The World Health Organization declared an influenza pandemic on Thursday and called on governments to prepare for a long-term battle against an unstoppable flu virus."
The Obama EPA partially reverses a Bush-era procedure for setting health-based standards under the Clean Air Act.
NYT: "The goal is to open up a system in which the agency failed to inform the public that a widely prescribed heartburn drug was especially toxic to babies; that a diabetes medicine and a painkiller increased heart attack risks; and that antidepressants increased suicidal thoughts and behavior in children and teenagers."
Climate change scientist paints a stark and vivid picture
THE WINDS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE, WEATHER AND THE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS By Eugene Linden
Simon & Schuster, $26
'Electonic cigarettes, which offer a dose of vaporized nicotine to be inhaled from a tube that looks like a cigarette, may offer a less dangerous way for smokers to quit -- or stay addicted. But the mostly made-in-China devices are largely unstudied and unregulated.
"A new $6 million federal grant could be the first step toward declaring a public health emergency in asbestos-contaminated Libby, Mont., the state's senior senator said Thursday."