What causes schizophrenia?

Part 3 of Schizophrenia. Like many other illnesses, schizophrenia is believed to result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. All the tools of modern science are being used to search for the causes of this disorder. People With Schizophrenia May Be Mistaken For People Who Are High On Drugs. Can schizophrenia be inherited? […]

Farm Safety: Potential Hazards of Farm Work

Contrary to  the popular image of fresh air  and  peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting. Every year, thousands of farm workers are  injured and  hundreds more die  in farming accidents. According to  the National Safety Council, agriculture is  the most hazardous industry in the nation. Health and  Safety  Hazards on  Farms […]

Asthma and the Home Environment

More than 20 million people in the United States are estimated to have asthma. Among children, it is the most common chronic illness.  A substantial body of research, including population-based studies of school-aged children and young adults, indicates that the prevalence and severity of asthma have increased dramatically over the last several decades in the […]