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Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

Falling monitors, dangerous wires a growing risk, especially for kids, study shows TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Computers are everywhere in the home these days -- the office, the kid's room, maybe even on the kitchen table. And that, according to new research, has led to more...

Gaza strip families give first clue to condition causing blindness and tooth decay

Scientists studying an inherited condition resulting in blindness and crumbling teeth have found a single defective gene can affect both eye function and normal tooth development. A previously undiscovered and unexpected link between the formation of teeth and eyes has been uncovered by resea...

South African policy on adolescents' rights to access condoms is causing confusion

In 2007, South Africa's new Children's Act came into effect, granting children 12 years and older a host of rights relating to reproductive health, including the right to access condoms. But current policies allow individual schools to decide whether or not to give out condomspolicies that two re...

Scientists ID Enzyme Causing Brain Cell Death

Findings could offer new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- An enzyme believed to play a role in the death of neurons in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases has been identified by U.S. researchers. ...

TV, Internet Causing Kids Harm: Report

Media in general is boosting rates of obesity, other woes, experts say TUESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong link between media exposure and childhood obesity, smoking and sexual activity, according to U.S. researchers who reviewed 173 studies on media and health conduct...

Smaller mosquitoes are more likey to be infected with viruses causing human diseases

An entomologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the new UI Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability, says smaller mosquitoes are more likely to be infected with viruses that cause diseases in humans. These findings can be found in the November issue of the American Jour...

Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks are more likely than whites to have small bleeds within the brain, increasing their chances of having a stroke, according to a new study. Compared with whites, blacks ...

John McCain's Health Care Plan Based on Same Policies That Are Causing Wall Street Meltdown

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, another financial institution shutters its doors. Over 600,000 thousand U.S. jobs have been lost so far this year. Gas, food, and health care prices are through the roof. The writing is on the wall: the American economy is teetering on...

Watching too much TV is causing some university students to pack on the pounds

Television commercials are a common method for advertising food products. According to a team of University of Alberta researchers, these food advertisements have a powerful influence on its viewers, especially university students. "The transition from adolescence to adulthood has been shown to...

Brain May Ignore Bladder Signals, Causing Bedwetting

Study suggests overactive bladder may desensitize brain ,,,, WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Much like the boy who cried wolf, a bladder that constantly sends signals to arouse the brain may end up being ignored in its time of greatest need. That's the theory of Hong Kong rese...

What identifies cancer cells causing relapse and metastasis? Not CD133

New data, generated by Shahin Rafii and colleagues, at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, through analysis of human colon cancer cells and mice, have shed doubt on the recently proposed designation of the protein CD133 as a marker of colon cancer stem cells a term given to the...

Fallout From Atomic Bombs Still Causing Health Problems

Survivors who were children prone to cancers; those not-yet-born a bit luckier, new research suggests FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Among Japanese survivors of the atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, those exposed to radioactive fallout as young children ...

Holiday Travel Causing Stress?

Chiropractic & Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers Can Help ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This should be a happy time of the year, but traveling from one holiday spot to the next can wear on the body and dampen the spirit of the season. Together, chiropractic care and Spinal Pelvic Sta...

What's been causing your knee to ache? Smurfs!

A new clinical trial seeks to predict who is most likely to experience osteoarthritis, and to test whether an experimental treatment can prevent it altogether. Physicians are setting their sights on people who sustain a knee injury, seeking to understand why nearly half of them will later go on to...

Are Bargaining Groups Hired by Independent Drugstores Causing Payment Delays to Pharmacies?

PCMA Reaffirms PBMs Paying Clean Claims Within 30 Days WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reaffirming that its member companies are paying clean Medicare Part D claims to pharmacies within 30 days, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today questioned whether ind...

Females avoid incest by causing male relatives to leave home

Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK and Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, have found that female hyenas avoid inbreeding with their male relatives by giving them little choice but to leave their birth group. Animals generally avoid inbre...

Ayurvedic Doctor Sentenced to Five Years in Jail for Causing Death of Woman

A doctor in Indias capital, New Delhi, practicing Ayurveda, a native system of medicine, has been sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a city court for causing the death of a pregnant woman who sought his help for abortion. The incident took place two years ago. The doctor h...

Chinese Eco-tourism Causing Infanticide Among Tibetan Monkeys

A new study by researchers has claimed that Chinas desire to promote eco-tourism is leading to the deaths of Tibetan monkeys in their infancy in the Mount Huangshan Scenic Area of the countrys Anhui Province. According to National Geographic, the skyrocketing infant mortality of Tibetan ma...

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

A new study has identified a gene responsible for otosclerosis - the single most common cause of hearing loss among white adults . Melissa Thys, from the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Belgium, said that this finding may be a step towards new treatments for otosclerosis...

Garbage Dumping Ground in Pune Causing Health Hazards to Nearby Residents

The industrial and commercial waste generated from Pune that is dumped in Urali Devachi, about 25 kilometers from the city, is creating a host of problems for the nearby villagers . Urali Devachi village has been turned into a garbage dumping ground for tonnes of waste generated by the citys...

Emotional Stress Could Be a Factor in Causing Alzheimers: Study

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found in a study of mice that repeated emotional stress, the kind humans experience in everyday life, may contribute to the accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles in the animal, which is a hallmark of Alzheimers disease. The re...

Ulcer Causing Microbe Linked To Protection From Asthma

Ulcer causing bugs may not be all that bad for you. Recent research has confirmed previous work linking Helicobacter pylori to reduced chances of developing childhood asthma.// The researchers from New York University School of Medicine, who published their report in the journal Archives of In...

Public Transport Causing Backaches in Delhi, Mumbai

Over half the population in New Delhi and in Mumbai suffers from backache, caused mainly by the poor public transport system, says a new study. // Carried out by Health India, a New Delhi-based non-profit group, the study found that over 40 percent of people in New Delhi and 77 percent in Mumb...

Britishers 'Stiff Upper Lip' Causing More Deaths Due To Heart Attack

A survey conducted by BHF shows that more than two thirds of the Britons fearing heart attacks are willing to wait and watch rather than calling an ambulance. //The reluctance in calling emergency help have proved to be fatal in UK, where heart diseases are reported to be the biggest killer, often ...

Internet Health Advice Causing More Harm than Good

Misleading and dangerous information available on the internet is causing eating disorders among several patients, according to a health watchdog. // The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) added that the 'myths' available on the web have been increasing the dangers faced by thousands of...

Toxin causing Gastrointestinal problems identified

Australian scientists have found out a very strong toxin that causes serious gastrointestinal problems like food poisoning.// In 1998, South Australia was affected by an epidemic of haemolytic uraemic syndrome, a hazardous disease that causes acute kidney failure. Toxin generated by some stra...

‘Evil’ Gene causing ‘glue ear’ in ids

Scientists in the UK have identified the gene that may be responsible for glue ear in kids. It is the inflammation of the middle ear and is the major cause of hearing// impairment in children. This condition is also known as otitis media. In UK, 50% of the kids less than one year old are a...

Philippines Oil Spill Causing Adverse Health Effects

The sinking of the oil carrier MT Solar I, which has thus far spilled 50,000 gallons of industrial oil into the sea near Guimaras in Philippines is causing health problems// to the people in the area. The ship had sunk off the coast on August 11. Health Secretary Franciso Duque confirmed that many ...

Hughes Syndrome Mimics MS Causing Wrong Diagnosis

A former motorcycle racer, John Simper, 60, from Ipswich who had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), 26 years ago believes// he could be saved from ending his life in a wheelchair. Mr. Simper is now confident that he has been suffering from a condition known as Hughes Syndrome, which...

Cellular System Causing Destruction Of Faulty Proteins In Cystic Fibrosis Identified

Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have managed to isolate a cellular system responsible for degrading proteins in Cystic Fibrosis. Blocking this// system allows some affected proteins to regain their shape and thus may herald in new treatments for the disease. Cys...

Gene Mutations Causing Rett Syndrome Occur in Both Sexes

Recent research has revealed that gene mutations that are responsible for about seventy to eighty percent of cases of Rett syndrome (RTT) in females are not always lethal// in males prior to birth. This has refuted previous assumptions, and can occur sporadically in infant males without a family hi...

Stanford Researchers Identify A Gene Causing Downs Syndrome

Research scientists at Stanford’s School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital claim that they might have found a possible cause for mental retardation//in Down syndrome, in a gene that causes neurons in the brain to stop functioning normally, affecting attention, and memory. The...

Cancer Causing Protein May Heal Alzheimers

Researchers have found that a protein known for driving the growth of cancer also plays a surprising role in restoring the ability of neurons to regenerate // , making it an important target for addressing spinal cord damage or neurological diseases like Alzheimers. "The finding suggests that ...

Rare Nerve Disease Causing Gene Identified

The Researchers from UK and US working together explained that they have identified the gene that was behind a group of rare, progressive childhood //disorders caused by an abnormal build up of iron in the brain. Explaining about the discovery of the PLA2G6 gene, whose mutated forms trigger s...

Indian Scientists Identify Cataract Causing Genes

A joint study by the Indian and foreign scientists have claimed that they have identified three new cataract-causing genes, which are often carried // on for many generations in families in India. Scientists from the Center for Genetic Disorders of Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration w...

Scientist Identify 3 New Cataract Causing Genes

A joint study by Indian and foreign scientists has claimed to have found three new cataract-causing genes, often carried on for many generations in families in the country. // Scientists at the Centre for Genetic Disorders of Guru Nanak Dev University here in association with researchers from...

Waiting list in British healthcare causing them to shell out a fortune!

Due to long and endless waiting lists for patients in Britain, they are forced into taking treatment elsewhere and that causes them a fortune //. For example citing an arthritis case of an Ulster man, who had to pay thousands of pounds so that he can be cured fast, could have done free if by ...

Corporate Companies Causing Pollution in the Dock

The researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts listed about 100 top corporate companies that are responsible for air pollution//. This list is officially called the Toxic 100. The corporate companies are listed as an important source of air pollution....

Cancer Causing Chemicals Found In Urine Of Babies Whose Parents Smoke

Scientists warn that passive smokings from cigarette smoke of parents can affect their infants. The scientists have now detected the cancer-causing chemicals // , which are associated with tobacco smoke in the urine of nearly half the babies whose parents are active smokers. "The take home me...

Failure to Keep Appointments causing Loss of Money

In the East the health service is losing more than £50m because of people failing to keep their appointments. // Despite years of similar complaint by NHS managers the situation is now becoming critical. Douglas Pattisson from Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon said: ‘Some people do ...
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