Tag Archives: Toxic

Pricey Precision Medicine Often Financially Toxic For Cancer Patients

Kristen Kilmer hugs her 12-year-old daughter at their home in Spearfish, S.D.(Kristina Barker for KHN) When Kristen Kilmer was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer at age 38, her first thought was of her 8-year-old daughter. Kilmer lost her own mother as a teenager and was determined to get more time with her only child. Kilmer… Read More »

More than 90% of world's children breathe toxic air, affecting brain, lung and heart health

In 2016, 600,000 children were estimated to have died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. Air pollution is one of the leading threats to health in children under 5, accounting for almost one in 10 deaths among this age group, the report reveals. “This is inexcusable. Every child should be able to… Read More »