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Insurance May Be Hazardous to Your Health: "They Figured It Was Cheaper to Kill Me"

Managed health care can threaten financial and emotional health -- and your life, says cancer survivor Jo Joshua Godfrey, whose family has endured three generations of abuse at the hands of health insurers. She thought the healthcare system might have changed since she beat cancer, but last year ...

Environmental Defense Fund Welcomes EPA Clean Air Standards to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Pollution

Proposal Would Address One Million Stationary Diesel Engines WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund welcomes new clean air standards proposed by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to protect public health from about one million stationary diesel engines in ope...

Car Cell Phone Use More Hazardous Than Chat With Passengers

Fellow occupants can help keep driving safe, research shows TUESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers talking on a cell phone are more distracted and more prone to error than if they were speaking with a friend sitting next to them in the car, a new report finds. "We think it is b...

Alcohol sponsorship linked to hazardous drinking in sportspeople

A new study provides the first evidence of a link between alcohol-industry sponsorship and hazardous drinking among sportspeople. Researchers from The University of Manchester and the University of Newcastle in Australia quizzed nearly 1,300 sportspeople and found alcohol-related companies spon...

Baxa Corporation Announces Safe Handling and Preparation of Hazardous Drugs Course Offering at its STAR Center Training Facility

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation announces the latest addition to its STAR (Skills Training, Academics and Resources) Center course offerings. Safe Handling and Preparation of Hazardous Drugs has been developed for nurses, pharmacists and physicians that prepare, han...

EPA Focus on Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste: White Paper Helps Hospitals Avoid Fines

NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, free white paper, titled "Managing Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste in the Hospital," is now available for download at: http://www.eheinc.com/hazpharmawaste.htm . In recent months, federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state Depart...

Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous

Parents can do a lot to keep kids safe, experts say,, SUNDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) With school out (or about to be), youngsters are probably going to be spending less time sitting at a desk and more time running, jumping and doing cannonballs. It's all fun and games -- until so...

Online Drugs Could Prove Hazardous To health Warn Doctors in UK

The doctors in UK have warned that with the rising popularity of the online pharmaceuticals the health of the general health could be threatened.// An article published today in the online edition of the Lancet by Scientists from the Sunderland Eye Infirmary had yesterday, published an articl...

Exposure to hazardous tissue, a fear of 21 Windsor surgery patients

In yet another shocking news in the medical fraternity comes the incident that here is sale of unscreened body parts to surgery patients in Windsor. // The incident came to light when 21 surgery patients were operated upon with unscreened products, obtained by a U.S. tissue bank known as Biome...

Cardiac Disease May Be Hazardous In Pregnancy

Cardiac disease is one of the leading risk factor for maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hemodynamic changes pre-exist in women with cardiac disease and the physiological circulatory changes of pregnancy further add to this burden//. The presence of cardiac lesions can increas...

Smoking Hazardous To The Enzymes System In Lungs

It has always been stated time and again that smoking is injurious to health. The maximum harm by smoking is on the respiratory system. The effects of smoking may be understood by the effect it has upon a key enzyme in the // lungs. Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) is important in mood regulation an...

Pollution- hazardous for diabetics

Particulate pollution raises the risk of heart problems for diabetic patients.Tiny particles called PM10s, an important component of atmospheric pollution, are known to cause both respiratory and heart problems. Researchers in the US looked at Medicare data for Cook County Illinois for 1988 to 1994...

Prescribing Off Label Drugs for Children may Be Hazardous

A recent pediatric study finds that nearly four out of five hospitalized children receive medications that have been tested and approved only for adults//. The authors fear that treating children with off-label medications can have adverse outcomes. "We measured the magnitude of off-label use...

Using Growth Hormone for Boosting Performances is Hazardous

A 36-year-old professional body-builder who used growth hormone to boost his performance landed up with inflamed liver and enlarged// kidneys according to a report. He was admitted with chest pain for emergency treatment. He had lost 40 kg in 12 months, during which he had also experienced exce...

Slightly High Blood Pressure is Also Hazardous

High blood pressure or hypertension means high pressure in the arteries. High blood pressure (hypertension) //is often called ‘ silent killer’ because one can have it for years without knowing it. A person is said to have normal BP when his blood pressure reading is around 120/80. Canadians ...

Early Breast Cancer Screening may Prove Hazardous

Breast cancer screening has proven helpful to abort almost 17% of deaths among breast cancer patients. However researchers opine that such //screening unnecessarily exposes an individual to the hazards of radiation. NHS offers regular screening tests to rule of cancer, for women above the age ...

MSA Announces Second Quarter Results

... Sophisticated safety products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, homeland securit...

Aethlon Medical Announces U.S. Army Agreement

...us disease research. The Institute plays a key role as the only laboratory in the Department of Defense (DOD) equipped to study Ebola and other highly hazardous infectious agents requiring maximum containment at bio-safety level four (BSL-4). The information contained in this press release does not necessarily...

MedVance Institute To Offer New High-Demand Courses

...e emergency management field will continue to grow due to increased demand for coordinating disaster response, preparing emergency plans, and removing hazardous materials from buildings and facilities. The personal training program will be available at the Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Springs campu...

ICU Medical, Inc. to Acquire Hospira's Critical Care Product Line

... patients from catheter related bloodstream infections and healthcare workers from exposure to infectious diseases through accidental needle sticks or hazardous drugs. It is also a leader in the production of custom I.V. systems and incorporates proprietary products into many of those custom I.V. systems. For ...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

...gel seal provides a more secure, bypass-free seal than other designs. About Abatement Technologies Protecting patients and staff from potentially hazardous airborne particles is a crucial component of the infection control program for every medical facility. Abatement Technologies has led the way with inn...

LeadConfirm Professional, the First Oral Based Lead Test, Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier - Now Available at Amazon.com

...eading causes of workplace illness. Even worse: OSHA also notes that lead is also a major potential public health risk; one that may be present in hazardous concentrations in food, water, and air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally i...

Insulet Establishes Eco-Friendly Disposal Program for the OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System

... program will reduce the impact of used Pods on the environment, preventing hazardous waste from unnecessarily entering landfills. It is the industry's first pr...d recycled. The remaining components are then pulverized. The process takes hazardous waste that might leach into the ground water out of the waste stream; it al...

Startech Environmental Advises Shareholders to Take No Action in Response to Friendly LRL Tender Offer

...ly and economically destroys wastes, no matter how hazardous or lethal, and turns most into useful and valuable...rganics and inorganics, solids, liquids and gases, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, industrial by-products an...arded as wastes. Startech regards all wastes, hazardous and non-hazardous, as valuable renewable resources...

LeadConfirm Professional Now Available at Overstock.com--The First Oral Based Lead Test Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier

...eading causes of workplace illness. Even worse: OSHA also notes that lead is also a major potential public health risk; one that may be present in hazardous concentrations in food, water, and air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally i...

LeadConfirm Professional Now Available at Drugstore.com - The First Oral Based Lead Test, Makes Getting the Lead Out Easier

...eading causes of workplace illness. Even worse: OSHA also notes that lead is also a major potential public health risk; one that may be present in hazardous concentrations in food, water, and air and sources include paint, urban dust, and folk remedies. Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally ind...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

...lation. Patients should be cautioned that NUCYNTA(TM) may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery. This is to be expected especially at the beginning of treatment, at any change of dosage as well ...

Pesticide Residue Common on Kitchen Floors

... Study detects hazardous substances underfoot, even some banned decades ago FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Perhaps it's time to rethink the "three-second rule...

Motorola Invests in Zephyr Technology Corporation

...lives and better manage team members in strenuous situations where every second counts. "The ability to track a team's health status real-time in hazardous situations has the potential to not only improve response times and increase safety but also save lives." said Reese Schroeder, managing director, Mot...

Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection

...ove cancer detection and survivorship." Canary Foundation, named after the "early detection" role canaries once played by alerting coal miners of hazardous fumes, is the nation's only nonprofit devoted exclusively to early detection of cancer. About Canary Foundation Canary Foundation is a ...

Watchdog Group Blasts McConnell for Putting Insurance Donors Before Health Care Reform

...7,649 11th Hospitals/Nursing Homes $503,475 5th "Sen. McConnell's position against real health care reform is hazardous to America's health, and a gift to profitable insurance industry donors at the expense of working families and small business owners in Kentucky," com...

GHX Announces 2009 Best In Class Award Winners

...al Feeding & Medical Nutritionals Kimberly-Clark Corp. Gloves Sempermed Inc. hazardous Waste Control Ecolab Inc. Heat/Cold Therapy Arizant Inc. Hematology/Coagulation Reagents/Supplies ...

SAFC(R) & Cherokee Pharmaceuticals(TM) Pool Expertise and Resources With Strategic Partnership For U.S. Market

... the world's leading pharmaceutical companies are located. SAFC will utilize Cherokee's fully cGMP validated site, which can house cooled, frozen and hazardous substances and serve as a key East Coast analytical, warehousing and distribution hub for large-scale raw materials towards the pharmaceutical industr...

PHSI Launches New Websites to Promote Sustainable Eco-Friendly Bottle-less Drinking Water Technology

...ter Technology® Division founded in 1996, offers turnkey dealer programs for entrepreneurs. By replacing expensive, cumbersome and environmentally hazardous bottled water systems, PHSI dealers help businesses save money, reduce workplace hazards and support green sustainability programs. Limited Pure Water...

Pro-cell Announces a Knock at the Door of Emerging Markets

...ucts contain confined space for AP modules, which RJ-45 cable glands and rotating stands are standard accessories, complying with RoHS (Restriction of hazardous Substances) as well. In addition to certification proof, Pro-cell continues to streamline production procedures with strict controls, and offer p...

Coalition Calls on Secretary of Health to Make Hospital Emergency Preparedness a Priority

...e disposal of waste. However, modern affordable technologies exist that can cleanly, safely, and economically sterilize waste at the source. Treating hazardous materials on-site at a hospital is cleaner, greener, less costly, and, most importantly, a safer option. The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Prepa...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

...otor Impairment: RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) has the potential to impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills. Patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including motor vehicles, until they are reasonably certain that RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) does not affect them adversely. Seizures : RI...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

...otor Impairment: RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) has the potential to impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills. Patients should be cautioned about operating hazardous machinery, including motor vehicles, until they are reasonably certain that RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) does not affect them adversely. Seizures : RI...

MedServe to be Acquired by Stericycle for $185 Million

...in the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of medical waste, hazardous waste, universal waste and other regulated wastes; sharps management servic...in the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of medical waste, hazardous waste, universal waste and other regulated wastes; sharps management servic...

Wellness Program at MSA Receives National Recognition

... safety. Many MSA products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, oil, gas and pet...
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