Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthes...
Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process
ROCHESTER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in ...
Stopping harmful oral bacteria in its path is goal for Case Western Reserve researcher
CLEVELANDThe best way to keep bacteria from doing any damage is to stop them in their tracks before they can start down their pathological road to destruction.
Yiping Han, associate professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, aims to understand how to build roadbl...
CDC's National Center for Environmental Health Works with Thomson Reuters to Help Identify and Track Illnesses Related to Harmful Algal Blooms
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters is working with the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health to support development of the CDC's Harmful
Algal Bloom-related Illness Surveillance System (HABISS).
This unique system collects data o...
Studies Report More Harmful Effects From BPA
Chemical in plastics may hurt heart and fertility, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- More potentially harmful
health effects have been discovered for the chemical bisphenol A, found in clear plastic bottles and other everyday items, according to several new animal ...
Planned Parenthood Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Rescind Harmful Budget Cuts to Women's Health Care
Critics launch misleading campaign
NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planned Parenthood Federation of America is urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to rescind his proposal to cut $36 million in family planning funds from the state budget. These cuts would put preventive health care a...
New study finds Power Plate exercise aids in weight loss, reduction of harmful visceral fat
Irvine, CA (May 11, 2009) New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) suggests that exercise done on Power Plate vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful
The study [Note: 1], conducted...
New Study Finds Power Plate(R) Exercise Aids in Weight Loss, Reduction of Harmful Visceral Fat
IRVINE, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) suggests that exercise done on Power Plate(R) vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful
Hospital Approved Residential Water Features Kill Harmful Airborne Bacteria
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today. Then, general public sett...
Energy drinks may be harmful to people with hypertension, heart disease
DETROIT People who have high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid consuming energy drinks, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study to be published online Wednesday in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy .
Researchers found that healthy adults who drank two cans a day of a popular energy d...
Potential atherosclerosis drug exhibits no harmful side-effects in liver
Researchers have developed and tested a synthetic atherosclerosis drug that can reduce the build-up of dangerous blood vessel plaques without producing the side-effect of fatty liver disease (which leads to its own set of problems like diabetes). The encouraging results of this study in mice could...
Calcium during pregnancy reduces harmful blood lead levels
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Pregnant women who take high levels of daily calcium supplements show a marked reduction in lead levels in their blood, suggesting calcium could play a critical role in reducing fetal and infant exposure.
A new study at the University of Michigan shows that women who take 1,2...
Study Finds Spice-Rich Marinades Can Reduce Harmful Compounds When Grilling
Flavorful Marinades Offer Easy Ways to Enjoy Antioxidant Benefits of Spices and Herbs
HUNT VALLEY, Md., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinating that steak before
tossing it on the grill may offer a whole lot more than just increased
flavor. Antioxidant-rich spice and her...
Certain anti-cancer agents could be harmful to patients with heart disease
A set of promising new anticancer agents could have unforeseen risks in individuals with heart disease, suggests research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The anticancer drugs which go by the strange name of hedgehog antagonists interfere with a biochemical process that ...
AMA Finds High Fructose Syrup Unlikely to Be More Harmful to Health Than Other Caloric Sweeteners
CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After studying current
research, the American Medical Association (AMA) today concluded that high
fructose syrup does not appear to contribute more to obesity than other
caloric sweeteners, but called for further independent research to be done
Saline is Safe Alternative to Harmful Cough and Cold Products
LENEXA, Kan., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press release earlier this
year, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory for parents and caregivers,
recommending that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products should not
be used to treat infants and children less than two years of age because
Children more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead
CINCINNATI Contrary to prevailing assumptions, children are more vulnerable to the harmful
effects of lead exposure at the age of 6 than they are in early childhood, according to a Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center study to be presented May 4 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Acad...
Children More Vulnerable to Harmful Effects of Lead at Age 6 Than as Toddlers, Says New Study
CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrary to prevailing
assumptions, children are more vulnerable to the harmful
effects of lead
exposure at the age of 6 than they are in early childhood, according to a
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study to be presented May 4
at the annual...
Sexual harassment at school -- more harmful than bullying
Schools current focus on bullying prevention may be masking the serious and underestimated health consequences of sexual harassment, according to James Gruber from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Susan Fineran from the University of Southern Maine in the US. Their research (1), just publis...
Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs
A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful
to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study b...
Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment
Study finds bullied workers had more stress, less commitment and higher levels of anxiety
SATURDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent criticism, belittling comments, bullying and other forms of workplace aggression may inflict more harm on employees than sexual harassment, accordi...
New study shows extent of harmful human influences on global ecosystems
More than 40 percent of the worlds oceans are heavily impacted by human activities, including overfishing and pollution, according to a new study that will appear in tomorrows peer-reviewed journal Science.
Dr. Kenneth Casey, with NOAAs National Oceanographic Data Center in Silver Spring, Md....
Heating Plastic Bottles Releases Potentially Harmful Chemical
Study found exposure to boiling water released environmental estrogen 55 times faster
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing plastic bottles to boiling water can release a potentially harmful
chemical 55 times faster than normal, new research suggests.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is ...
Hot liquids release potentially harmful chemicals in polycarbonate plastic bottles
CINCINNATIWhen it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, its not whether the container is new or old but the liquids temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists.
Scott Belcher, PhD, and ...
Contact lenses purchased over Internet may place individuals at risk for harmful eyecare practices
ST. LOUIS, MO, January 4, 2008 Purchasing contact lenses online may save consumers time, but the process could cause more problems in the long run, according to a new study reported in the January issue of Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association. The research, conducted by Josh...
Common drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies
A drug commonly used to halt premature labor may be associated with brain damage and intestinal issues in premature babies, according to a new analysis of studies on the issue published today in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
When a woman goes into labor early, obstetricians ar...
Coast IRB Tells Congressional Committee Sting Operation Was Illegal, Unnecessarily Harmful
WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel S. Dueber, CEO of Coast Independent Review Board (IRB), testified today before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building. Coast IRB was targeted by the Government Acc...
Pureed Products Unnecessary and Harmful for Babies UK Expert
Pureed products, canned food items, are most popular in the West. But a UK expert has warned that they could prove harmful
Pure is a general term for food, usually vegetables or legumes , that have been ground, pressed, and/or strained to the consistency of a soft paste or thick liq...
Second Hand Smoke may Prove Harmful for Underweight Babies
Exposure to second hand smoke is harmful
for underweight babies, says a Dutch study .
Full-term babies with a low birth weight (5.5 pounds) have a significantly increased risk of developing respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and pulmonary infections up to age of five.
Antidepressants- Not Harmful To Children And Youths
Researchers now claim that dosing children with antidepressants are in fact, not dangerous. This is contrary to popular notions established// mainly before 2004, by various studies that linked suicidal thoughts and such attempts, to the use of antidepressants. These studies had in fact resul...
Smoking on Television is Harmful to the Health of the Nation's Youth: BMA
Deirdre Barlow is obviously stressed. Who wouldn’t be with a daughter like Tracey! But is that a good enough reason to show her puffing her way through// a mountain of cigarettes three or four times a week?
Deirdre Anne Barlow (née Hunt, formerly Langton and Rachid) is a long-running characte...
New Device Against Harmful Compounds in Air
An Indian researcher and fellow scientists in Japan have developed a new system that can effectively remove some harmful
compounds from air that lead to smog// and high ozone levels.
Many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides, contribute to smog a...
Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes
Smoking a hookah, which has become increasingly popular with college students, could be as harmful
as cigarettes, warns a new study. //
Since the smoke is filtered through water in a hookah, many youngsters feel that harmful
agents are removed, the UPI news wire reported.
"Links have bee...
Vitamin D3 Protects Skin from Harmful Microbes
A study shows that fluctuations in Vitamin D3 levels control the body’s innate immune response//, affecting a skin wound’s ability to heal.
Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief of UCSD’s Division of Dermatology and the Dermatology section of the Veterans Affairs San ...
Raw (or) Undercooked Sprouts May Carry Harmful Bacteria
Children, the Elderly and those with weakened immune systems should not eat raw// or undercooked sprouts – the recent warning given to Canadians by Health Canada.
“Eat veggies full of vitamins and minerals, foods such as broccoli, cauliflower and green beans help to keep us strong, energetic an...
Fluoridated Water Proves Harmful to Infants.
The American Dental association announced on the 9th of November, urging parents to prevent use of fluoridated water in the preparation of infant formulation. //
The dentists are concerned about the exposure to fluoride at such a tender age might be disastrous as instead of protecting teeth it...
Biomarkers Found Harmful For Human Lupus
A team of Wake Forest University School of Medicine has found biomarkers for lupus that may play a role in causing the disease. //The biomarkers are micro-ribonucleic acids (micro-RNAs), said Nilamadhab Mishra, M.D.
Mr. Mishra and his colleagues reported at the American College of Rheumatology ...
Smoking Cessation Therapy May be Harmful for ICU Patients
A common smoking cessation therapy used to help reduce adverse events associated with nicotine withdrawal may actually increase the risk of death for smokers admitted to// the intensive care unit (ICU). In a new study presented at CHEST 2006, the 72nd annual international scientific assembly of the...
Allergy Drugs More Harmful Than Helpful for Chronic Ear Inflammation
Children who have persistent fluid in the middle ear, a condition called otitis media with effusion, are more likely to be harmed than helped by antihistamines and decongestants, a new review of studies has found.//
The drugs are no better than placebo in alleviating symptoms or avoiding comp...
Babies in Womb Exposed to Harmful Chemicals
Babies are exposed to certain harmful
chemicals before they are even born, finds a news study that lays stress on the need for pregnant women to be careful about their diet.//
Scientists led by Maria Jose Lopez Espinosa at the University of Granada, Spain, tested blood samples taken from the ...