Millions of UK residents face poisoning risk from lead water pipes

The tap water in Ben Archard’s apartment in the Herne Hill neighbourhood of south London flows through toxic lead pipes, increasing the risk of brain damage to his children and prompting him to pay for bottled drinking water.Tests carried out by the local authority this year revealed that more than half of the 96 flats on the privately owned estate in Lambeth had lead levels in drinking water above the legally permitted 10 micrograms per litre and 60 “receive or are at risk of receiving water above the safe level for lead in drinking water”.“It is frightening,” said Archard, an...

Bridging gaps in oral health education in a medical school in the United States: a pilot study | BMC Medical...

Our program was developed as an elective during the pediatric clerkship for third year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Prior to implementation of this pilot study, all medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were exposed to fifteen minutes of instruction dedicated to oral health through a head and neck physical examination didactic lecture and workshop taught during the second year of medical school. Third year medical students have typically completed the didactic portion of medical school and are in their first year of hands-on clinical training. All students (n = 270) beginning their pediatric...

Phoenix Mount Rushmore of Sports: Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Nash, Randy Johnson, Diana Taurasi voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours. The Phoenix Rushmore includes two Valley of the...

Indigenous communities disproportionately affected by AIDS: conference

The number of HIV cases has been rising in Canada, and it's having a disproportionate impact on Indigenous communities. That's why researchers participating in the 24th annual international AIDS conference, hosted in Montreal, are calling for a new approach to fighting the 50-year-old disease. Doris Peltier is one of those researchers. A co-ordinator with the Feast Centre for Indigenous STBBI Research at McMaster University, she is also an Anishinaabe woman living with HIV. "We need the global community to stand with us," said Peltier. The communities she works with are battling converging pandemics: COVID-19,...