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Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... Published in the June issue of the Journal of occupational and Environmental Medicine , the study is the ... research." Leigh, an expert in economics and occupational illnesses, and study co-author Juan Du, who ... common among people on the lowest rungs of the occupational ladder." Unlike executives and professionals ...

Jefferson Department of Surgery announces new pancreas tumor registry

... of JPTR. "It will also be used to determine the environmental and occupational risk factors to which pancreatic cancer patients have been exposed." ... cancer or a non-affected family member, and to document exposure to occupational and environmental factors, such as residential radon, asbestos and ...

Biosolids microbes pose manageable risk to workers

... in air immediately downwind of land application operations and estimated occupational risks from aerosolized microorganisms. The authors report that risks of ... workers are generally low, at less than 1 or 2% per year. Overall, occupational exposure to bioaerosols from biosolids appears to be less risky than ...

Helping back pain sufferers to stay in work

... has awarded a three-year primary care fellowship of almost 132,000 to occupational therapist Carol Coole at The University of Nottingham, to develop more ... access to it. Since 2000 the Nottingham Back Team physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, cognitive behavioural therapists and psychologists ...

FDLI, PEN co-sponsor major conference on nanotechnology

... the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, occupational Safety and Health Administration and Department of Agriculturewill meet at ... of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin; Loretta Schuman, occupational Safety and Health Administration; Laura Sciarrino, Vice President, Legal, ...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

... occurred in workers less than 45 years of age (74%). The majority of all eye injuries occur in persons under 30 years of age (57%). Common causes of occupational eye injury include blunt trauma, chemical burns, corneal abrasions (a scratch on the cornea, the clear dome-shaped surface that covers the front of ...

Army study improves ability to predict drinking water needs

... "The new equations provide for more accurate sweat predictions over a broader range of conditions with applications to public heath, military, occupational and sports medicine settings," the authors wrote. The equation can be used in temperatures of 70-125 F, the same temperature range as the old ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... University, Ponisseril Somasundaran of Columbia University, Fred Klessig of Pennsylvania Bio Systems, Vince Castranova of the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health, and Mike Thompson of FEI Co. "We are committed to ensuring that nanotechnology is introduced and implemented in a ...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

... optimal intake of vitamin D and the possible prevention and treatment of asthma," wrote Graham Devereux, M.D., of the Department of Environmental and occupational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen in the accompanying editorial in the same issue of the journal. ...

Risk of vibration-induced vascular injuries linked to vibration frequency differences

... not using protective devices that can reduce your exposure to vibration, she says. The new research study conducted at the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests that exposure to high and low frequencies cause different physiological responses, but both may affect the risk of ...

InVitria Announces Launch of Recombinant Albumin for Diagnostics

... Improved consistency due to recombinant manufacturing; Improved stabilization of sensitive proteins and biomarkers; and Reduce occupational safety risk and regulatory burden of handling human or animal blood products. Customer testing has shown that Recombinant Albumin-DX (Lipid-Free) ...

Researchers identify specific lung cancer susceptibility gene

... of lung cancer susceptibility and is another step toward to the goal of preventive medicine," says David Christiani, MD, MPH, a professor of occupational medicine and environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health, whose two-page commentary on the study is published in conjunction with the ...

Changes in gene may stunt lung development in children

... levels of the gene and its variants in both mouse lungs and children ages 9 to 11. Study authors, led by George Leikauf, Ph.D., professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and Holger Schulz, M.D., professor of medicine at the ...

Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women

... from Lake Michigan were studied for their exposure to DDE a breakdown of DDT. The study, published as an editor's choice in this month's edition of occupational and Environmental Medicine , analyzed DDE levels of the women's offspring. Compared to the group with the lowest levels, those with intermediate ...

Study shows California's autism increase not due to better counting, diagnosis

... increase in the rate of autism in California," said UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute researcher Irva Hertz-Picciotto, a professor of environmental and occupational health and epidemiology and an internationally respected autism researcher. Hertz-Picciotto said that many researchers, state officials and ...

Pitt researchers create non-toxic clean-up method for potentially toxic nano materials

... professor of chemistry in Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences, and Valerian Kagan, a professor and vice chair of the Department of Environmental and occupational Health in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. These results open the door to further development of safe and natural methodswith HRP or other ...

'Arid aquaculture' among livelihoods promoted to relieve worsening pressure on world's drylands

... the poor," employ "highly vulnerable livelihood strategies that depend on land productivity" warns the report, which describes the success of several occupational options explored in a four-year, multi-country study. Other promising alternative livelihoods, successfully tested in eight countries, include: ...

Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint

... Quantified life cycle energy requirements and environmental impacts from nanomaterials Tradeoffs between nanomanufacturing costs and occupational exposure to nanoparticles Efficiency of techniques for nanomaterials synthesis Improvement of the sustainability of bio-based products through ...

NSF and EPA establish 2 centers for environmental implications of nanotechnology

... Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research; Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology; and the Institute of occupational Medicine, United Kingdom. ...

Scientists form alliance to develop nanotoxicology protocols

... University; from the United States of America: Vince Castranova, Mark Hoover, Dale Porter, and Aleksandr Stefaniak of the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Vicki Colvin of Rice University; Fred Klaessig; Andre' Nel of the University of ...

NTP finalizes report on Bisphenol A

... that exposure to BPA causes reproductive effects in non-occupationally exposed adults and "minimal concern" for workers exposed to higher levels in occupational settings. "The literature on experimental animal studies is large and filled with many conflicting findings. There are a number of remaining ...

Multiple Sclerosis: new MRI contrast medium enables early diagnosis in animal model

... the study could help dramatically improve the diagnostic work-up in MS with a potential impact on early treatment. "MS is the most frequent cause of occupational disability and handicap in young adults", explains Professor Bendszus. "New therapies have a positive influence on the course of the disease, but are ...

Meeting to highlight health impacts of smell and taste

... exposed to a variety of chemical gases and fumes. Loss of smell will not only reduce a firefighter's quality of life, but also represents an occupational hazard as it may diminish his or her ability to smell smoke or burning wires. The NIDCD-funded researchers say their results illustrate the ...

Emergency response and nanotechnology

... take into account the delicate balance between security and safety. Other highlights in the nanotechnology session: The National Institute for occupational Safety and Health safety plan for working with nanoparticles (Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.) Potential use of nanoparticles as radiopharmaceuticals ...

Radiation, nanotechnology, health care and more

... families (Thursday 9:15 a.m.). Nanotechnology Monitoring and measuring nanoparticles (Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.) The National Institute for occupational Safety and Health safety plan for working with nanoparticles (Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.) Potential use of nanoparticles as radiopharmaceuticals ...

IEEE Fellow first woman to receive highest award in engineering profession

... years advocated using science to improve productivity in manufacturing operations and assure the health and safety of industrial workers. His book, occupational Biomechanics, is used at more than 200 universities worldwide. The Human Motion Simulation Laboratory he founded at Michigan is dedicated to ensuring ...

Butter-flavored popcorn ingredient suspected cause of lung disease

... disease, said lead researcher, Ann Hubbs of the Pathology and Physiology Research Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Morgantown, WV.. This research, in conjunction with other recent studies, ...

Exposure to low levels of radon appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer, new study finds

... Fallon Community Health Plan. The results were statistically adjusted for factors known to be correlated with lung cancer risk, including smoking, occupational exposure to carcinogens, and level of education. The adjusted results show that the odds ratios of developing lung cancer fall below one (the no ...

Visual technology enables brain to learn in new ways

... it to drama and dance," Boghosian mused. "Imagine taking the ability to do something like that and trying to use it for facial recognition or occupational therapy or many other fields. We haven't really even begun to explore those kinds of things yet." ...

Moderate prenatal exposure to alcohol and stress in monkeys can cause touch sensitivity

... Development. Our results with monkeys have important implications for preventing childhood disorders, according to Mary L Schneider, professor of occupational therapy and psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the studys lead author. Researchers studied 38 5- to 7-year-old rhesus monkeys ...

Labwire Completes Its First Acquisition

... provider of employee screening solutions and canine security and surveillance services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of occupational Testing, Inc., an established provider of occupational substance abuse services located in Gillette Wyoming. The business is already profitable and ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 26, 2007

... DOWNLOAD HTML http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/esthag/asap/html/es070999r.html CONTACT: Arthur L. Miller, Ph.D. National Institute for occupational Safety and Health Spokane, WA 99207 Phone: 509-354-8028 Fax: 509-354-8099 E-mail: ALMiller@cdc.gov ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., ...

University and state agencies to forecast local health effects of climate change

... on children, is looking at air quality and potential increases in lung disease and heart disease. Dr. Rich Fenske, professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and director of the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, will examine heat stroke and medical problems adults ...

CABI helps phase out dangerous pesticide in EU

... the 1970s and 80s, growing evidence suggested that methyl bromide could cause damage to both the ozone layer and human health. Scientists found that occupational exposure to the substance could be linked to cancer. As a result, methyl bromide was banned under the Montreal Protocol in 1992. All ...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

... determine workers' beliefs and perceptions about occupational skin disease. Results are reported in the April ... that is at risk for both environmental and occupational health problems, as well as health problems ... be challenged in any programs designed to reduce occupational skin disease. "First, the notion that it ...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

... The study results strongly suggest that occupational exposure to pigs significantly increases the risk ... between 2002 and 2004. Three populations were occupational groups exposed to pigs: 111 farmers, 97 meat ... 79 volunteers from the University of Iowa with no occupational pig exposure. The researchers tested the serum ...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

... Powers, is Professor of Environmental and occupational Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical ... M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Environmental and occupational Medicine at RWJMS-UMDNJ, is an occupational physician who was responsible for approving and ...

Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer

... United States, according to National Institute of occupational Safety and Health statistics. About 3,000 deaths ... older. In most cases, the registry also provided occupational history. As a control group, an equal number of ... statistical adjustments were made for sex, occupational asbestos exposure and age at diagnosis. The ...

Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers

... MD, report these findings in the November edition of the Journal of occupational and Environmental Medicine. The UC-led study is the largest comprehensive ... firefighters avoid inhalation and skin exposures to known and suspected occupational carcinogens," says Lockey, professor of environmental health and pulmonary ...
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