Haze from Indonesian forest fires last year might have caused 100,000 deaths, according to a forthcoming study by Harvard and Columbia University scientists to be published in Environmental Research Letters. The fires burned 261,000 hectares of land from July to October…

Children living with and exposed to tobacco smoke endure more illnesses and visit doctors more often, according to new research presented this week at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting in Baltimore. Nearly ¼ of the 95,677 children in the study lived with smokers…

Migrant workers in China continue to suffer disproportionately from black lung, or coal pneumoconiosis, due to employers who flout regulations. The workers are often unable to access medical care for the disease, which can only be treated with lung transplants and affects…