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May 5, 2011
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$76 Billion in Pediatric Healthcare Costs Linked to Environmental Factors. These include care for children with reduced cognitive abilities due to lead exposure, ADHD caused by toxic chemicals, asthma triggered by air pollution, and so on.

$76 Billion in Pediatric Healthcare Costs Linked to Environmental Factors. These include care for children with reduced cognitive abilities due to lead exposure, ADHD caused by toxic chemicals, asthma triggered by air pollution, and so on.

Studies Suggest Sex Is Good for Your Health. Among other benefits, sex relieves stress, improves sleep, burns calories, eases depression, strengthens blood vessels, boosts the immune system and lowers the risk of prostate and breast cancer.

Smartphone Users Prefer Texts for Health Reminders. In a study, 41% of smartphone users said they want to receive text-based health reminders. About 20% said they would choose a message delivered through a smartphone app, and 19% preferred an alarm.

Study Questions Impact of Salt Intake on Hypertension. Researchers found that efforts to reduce dietary sodium intake may not help prevent deaths from cardiovascular disease.

75% of US Physicians Own a Portable Apple Device. These include iPhones, iPads or iPods. Fully 30% of US physicians own an iPad. An additional 28% plan to purchase one before the end of the year.