As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many health-related questions persist. Scientists are still determining what was in the World Trade Center smoke (Scientific American, interactive feature) and how that’s linked to many still-mysterious health problems (USAToday). Some emergency responders seem to have a higher cancer risk (New York Times) and other ailments (LA Times), while some doctors discuss how memorials help and when they hurt. (WebMD)
For back-to-school time, how cigarette-smoking parents may be hindering their kids’ academic success. (HealthDay) And are head-lice treatments more dangerous than the bugs? (iWatch News)
A high-school science project revealed the carcinogens in your dry-cleaned clothing. (Washington Post)
From pollen counts to flooding, how climate change affects human health. (EHP, podcast and transcript) Also influencing your health: how you feel about the past. (Psych Central)
And last week, Venus Williams withdrew from the US Open (ABC, with video) due to her recent diagnosis of Sjögren’s Syndrome (SSF).