Death by birth: Bearing the burden of maternal mortality
Over the last 25 years, most countries around the world have made encouraging strides against pregnancy-related deaths. The U.S. is not one of them. Read more
Americans drinking less sugary soda
Consumption of sodas and other sweet drinks — a big source of sugar in Americans’ diets — has dropped in the past decade among both kids and adults, researchers find. Read more
Cheat sheet for shopping on Obamacare exchange
Experts’ advice, in brief, is: SHOP AROUND. Play with different options on healthcare.gov or state marketplaces. Don’t just renew this year’s plan. More than ever, for 2018 that might not be the best deal. Read more
Common heartburn meds linked to kidney trouble
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take heed: These drugs have been linked to higher odds of kidney trouble. Read more
Are green cleaners better for you?
The safety of green cleaners can depend on the ones you buy. Just because the word “green” is on the label doesn’t mean the product is free from health risks. Read more

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