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Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...tentional (85%), with the remainder made up of 13% accidental cases and 2% homicides or of unclear intent. Accid...s may account for at least part of the increase in accidental overdoses. In 1998 UK legislation limited packets of acetaminophen to 16 x 500mg tablets. The auth...

Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected

...ected body fluids including semen and blood by any accidental means. Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus, AIDS, the leading stage of HIV is a deadly disease. There is no cure available for it. But experts agree the patient could survive for a longer time if he or she gets the proper treatment. According to Star...

American Indians in South Dakota Have More Health Problems Than Others in State, Nationwide, Health Official Says

...ota have higher rates of infant mortality, cancer, accidental death, and diabetes than any other race in the state or across the nation, according to a state health official, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. Lon Kightlinger of the South Dakota Health Department, at the request of the Zaniya Task Force, ...

The Rate of Accident Deaths Much Higher

The rate of accidental death seems to be creeping up slowly and has touch... nation could surpass the all-time high of 116,385 accidental deaths, set in 1969. From 1969 until 1992, the rate of accidental deaths steadily declined. The co...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

...ntry, more than fires, drownings, air crashes, and accidental poisonings combined, and one-tenth of the estimated 20,000 radon deaths in the U.S. Radon gas is odourless, colourless and tasteless; like smoking, it can take many years of radon inhalation to damage lung tissue at the DNA level and result in canc...

Lead Removing Drug Improves Muscle Function in Lead-Exposed Children

...lead levels during childhood appear to suffer more accidental injuries than those who had lower lead exposure. He says further research is needed to determine if succimer therapy can minimize long-term negative effects of lead on balance and movement. According to the most recent U.S. National Health and N...

Dining Out is Risky for Food-allergic Consumers

...s in restaurants accounted for up to 25 percent of accidental exposures in persons with peanut and tree nut allergies, and 15 of 32 percent of fatal reactions to foods began from food obtained in a restaurant or food establishment. Dr. Sicherer emphasizes that the discrepancy between high comfort in preparati...

Teenagers, When Away from Home, Die of Allergic Reactions, Study Says

...nted four milk-allergic individuals who died after accidental exposure to a dairy containing product and two who...e called an Epipen. That should be used in case of accidental ingestion of an offending food. Dr. Hugh Sampson, director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at...

Genetic Pathways to Curable and Incurable Forms of Pancreatic Cancer Identified

...e journal by Hingorani and colleagues represent an accidental discovery. The researchers started out studying the common genetic pathways to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in hopes of finding clues to developing early detection biomarkers and possible treatments to halt the progression of the disease. The wor...

Woolmer’s Death Suspicious, Say Jamaican Polic

... was 58. Earlier it had been speculated possibly accidental overdose of drug or alcohol coupled with severe stress might have led to his death. He was a diabetic and had some breathing difficulties too, it has been reported. Mark Shields, deputy commissioner of the Jamaican police constabulary, in a brief...

Black-white Life Expectancy Gap Reduces, Yet Remains Significant

...ne in the death rate due to homicide, HIV disease, accidental injuries and heart ailments, especially among women are some of the key reasons// behind the reduction in the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in the United States, although significant differences still exist. The study is published in ...

Researchers Design Pulsed Mircrojet System to Deliver Protein Drugs Without Pain or Bruising

...eedle phobia, pain and discomfort, infections, and accidental needle sticks to healthcare providers. Currently, about 12 billion needle injections are performed every year for the delivery of vaccines and protein therapeutics such as insulin, growth hormone and erythropoietin, a red blood cell booster. Needle-f...

Falls and Hip Fractures Are Not Inevitable

Falls account for 70 percent of accidental deaths in persons 75 years of age and older. For many, this becomes the beginning of the end. But in a new study, researchers// highlight the exercises and techniques needed to reverse this trend. Falls and hip fractures don’t have to be inevitable, ...

Access to Pornography Among Teenagers on the Rise

...iewing porn with male friends. Girls reported more accidental or unwanted exposure online and tend to view porn in same-gender pairs or with mixed groups. Though being curious about sexually explicit media may seem a ‘natural’ part of early adolescence, porn is a major presence in the lives of youth. The medi...

Mercury can Kill

...ure stops. Mercury spilling on the ground due to accidental breakage of thermometers is fairly common in big hospitals, and sometimes in homes too, but this seemingly innocuous happening can expose humans to severe poisoning effects of the silvery liquid-like metal. Mercury readily turns into vapour at room...

Bilcare Signs Pact With Honeywell for Packaging Solutions

...ficacy and potency throughout their shelf life and accidental misuse of drugs. Source-IANS...

Smarter Kids may Turn into Safer Adults

... likely than their peers to be hospitalised for an accidental injury as adults, said the study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Public Health. "To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the relationship between childhood intelligence and risk of nonfatal injury in adulthoo...

Is Your Child Allergic To Peanuts?

...le immunity that gave them protection enough to an accidental bite of the food they were allergic to. 'We're so lucky,' says Carrie White, Elizabeth's mother. Now at the age of seven, Elizabeth shows tolerance to the equivalent of 7 peanuts. The parents now allow the girl to go out to play and to birthday p...

Study Underway to Identify Genes Contributing to Heart Attack Risk

...t 3,000 young people, ages 15 to 34, who died from accidental causes, suicide and homicide. This study, which started in 1985, provided some of the best evidence that the process of atherosclerosis begins in childhood and adolescence. Using the latest technology, scientists will screen tissue samples from the s...

How to Overcome Egg Allergy in Children

...is to offer food allergy sufferers protection from accidental ingestion of items that provoke reactions and, eventually, to induce complete or near-complete tolerance to those items. Burks and his colleagues modeled the study on a commonly used method for treating seasonal allergy sufferers to alleviate symp...

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