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'Radiation Rescue: 4 Steps to Safeguard Your Family from the Other Inconvenient Truth - The Health Hazards of Wireless Technology'

MOBILE PHONE ALERT: Evidence and recommendations from scientists and physicians on electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent researchers around the world are raising the alarm about the adverse health effects of wireless technology. Today t...

Summertime Means Hidden Health Hazards For Kids

MedPie.com's Top 5 List Reveals Surprising Dangers RYE, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPie.com today released its list of the Top 5 Hidden Health Hazards for Kids in summertime. "Most parents are aware of common summertime dangers like drowning and bike accidents, but these hidden ha...

Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed

Use of certain cleaning products reduces lung function, increases asthma risk, studies find,,,, FRIDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A clean, fresh-smelling home may actually be bad for your health, depending on what type of cleaning and air freshening products you use. Recent resear...

Public Health Officials Warn About the Unrecognized Health Hazards of Smoking from a Hookah, Reports the Harvard Mental Health Letter

BOSTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new fad among college students and other young people -- smoking from a hookah -- is raising public health concerns. The centuries-old tradition of smoking from a hookah, or waterpipe, is widely perceived to be less harmful and addictive than smokin...

Underwriters Laboratories Reminds Parents to Pay Attention to 'Staycation' Safety Hazards

Keep safety top of mind when grilling, swimming and playing in the backyard NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer many families will be trying to beat the heat - and recession - by swapping traditional vacations for trips to the backyard play set or pool and restricting di...

1/5 of British adult survivors of childhood cancer smoke despite hazards

One-fifth of British adult survivors of childhood cancers are current smokers, and nearly a third have been regular smokers at some point in their lives, according to a study in the July 29 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Adult survivors of childhood cancer are ...

Study finds 21st birthday binge drinking extremely common; can pose serious health hazards

WASHINGTON The 21 for 21 ritual, where 21st birthday revelers attempt to down 21 alcoholic drinks, is highly prevalent among college students, according to new research. In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University of Missouri determined that many college students drink to exce...

Winter Brings Pet Hazards

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter brings excitement regarding the holiday season filled with family and friends, however, it also brings many health hazards for family pets. Keeping cats and dogs out of the cold isn't the only step pet parents should take this winter to ensure t...

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...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

When people think of climate change, they usually focus on cars or factories. Yet a study commissioned by chipmaker AMD has shown that 14 large-scale //power production plants must run worldwide just to provide electricity to computer centers. Then there are millions of PCs in private or corpo...

Workplace Pressures, Hazards Raise Risk of Job Injuries in Youths

Exposure to work hazards and a frenetic job pace increases the likelihood of injury among adolescent and young adult workers, a new systematic review suggests.// Work setting also appears to play a role in predicting the risk of injury, with food service and construction industry jobs topping...

Occupational Hazards increase Breast Cancer risk

A recent study revealed that women at different work places were at higher risk for breast cancer. According to it, women who worked or have grown up// on a farm have a risk of breast cancer that is 3 times higher than non-farm workers. The study also found out that women working in healthcare ...

Health Hazards Faced By Small Children

In a series of studies published in the August issue of Pediatrics, researchers have noted how things such as shopping carts// to lawn movers posed increased health hazards to small children. Lead researcher Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Chil...

WHO Outlines the Link between Environmental Hazards and Disease

Environmental exposures are the sole cause of nearly 24% of all diseases in adults and 33% of diseases in children. World Health Organization (WHO) said // that all this can be prevented by living in a healthy environment. These diseases are extensively seen in developing countries and could be pre...

Health Canada Warns Of Potential Health Hazards Due To A Cough Medication

Authorities of Health Canada on Tuesday announced a warning on the usage of Triaminic vapour patches in children because of the potentially serious effects //they could have if accidentally ingest the cherry-scented patches. The health authorities have explained that life-threatening seizures...

The hazards of domestic travel

Researchers are into a new study these days on the hazards faced during travel. People travelling in the US and Canada this year need to be wary of the risk posed by outdoor adventure. Many travel experts expect people to holiday at home this year, after the terror attacks of September 11. //An out...

The hazards of using disinfectant hand gel

According to researchers in Dallas, using disinfectant gels, rather than hand rubs, for hospital hand washing may lead to a decrease in hygiene. Getting doctors and nurses to wash their hands between each patient is thought to be a major advance in reducing hospital infections.// Soap and water is ...

Cell Operators Claim that Mobile Towers Pose no Health Hazards

Mobile telephone towers do not pose any health risk, cell operators said Wednesday adding that the expansion of mobile services// in the country would be affected if such misconceptions were not cleared. The myths about mobile towers were coming in the way of installing more towers, especially i...

Environmental Abuse Causes Health Hazards

World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the incidence of new diseases and rise in infectious diseases is due to increased abuse of the natural environment,// which has led to an imbalance in between natural reservoirs and human needs. Increase in livestock production has lead to spr...

Unpasteurised juices found to be potential health hazards

Juices form an integral part of a healthy diet. But with the advent of technology lots has been found unhealthy with untreated juice. Consumers today have numerous choices when it comes to drinking juice // . One thing that is overlooked is whether juices have undergone safety treatments from micro...

Microwave radiation has no hazards

The talks about harmful radiations started during war times. Korean War Navy veterans exposed to high levels of microwave radiation emitted from radar equipment were no more likely than other men to develop most forms of cancer--including lung, brain and testicular cancers--over a 40-year period//,...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... The Canadian research team used data first collected in the 1980s for a study that sought to examine potential links between hundreds of occupational hazards and cancer risk. Participants in that study were men between the ages of 35 and 70 who had been diagnosed with any of 20 cancers. Collected data in...

Nitrous gases and zinc in the crosshairs

... The Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has issued the MAK and BAT...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

...to get down on your hands and knees and take a second look at the safety of your home from your toddler's point-of-view. Inspect each room to spot the hazards that need to be fixed." Toddler Safety Tips To help parents stay one step ahead, the Home Safety Council recommends taking a room-by-room ...

Will Government Health Care Make Us Sick? Health Expert Suggests 5 Shocking Flaws of Obamacare

...e is preventable," yet this very issue remains unaddressed in Obama's proposal. Invite Dr. Pasqualoni to reveal what she considers the 5 hazards of Obamacare: Why will our privacy be at risk, leading to untreated mental disorders, ED, and STDs? How does the failure to measu...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

...ntion of how people obtain legal services, today launched a telephone hotline to provide consumers with general information about the potential health hazards from the use of tainted Chinese-made drywall in U.S. homes. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Environmental Protection ...

Put Safety First on the 4th

... Follow these tips to avoid fireworks hazards FRIDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Celebrations including fireworks cause almost 10,000 injuries every year in the United States, but taki...

TeamHealth Recognized by National Quality Agency

...005, PSOs foster a culture of safety and create a secure environment where providers can collect and analyze data to identify and reduce the risks and hazards associated with patient care. "By undergoing the rigorous process to become a recognized listed Patient Safety Organization, TeamHealth undersco...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Receives Recovery Funds for New Healthy Homes Program

...iative that focuses on identifying housing related hazards for children such as mold, radon, and lead," said ...s the identification of multiple health and safety hazards including lead, mold, moisture, vectors, poisons a...of housing related environmental health and safety hazards that threaten the health of children. ...

American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends Texas for Enacting the Most Restrictive Indoor Tanning Law in the Country

...ping children develop healthy habits and avoid excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation will decrease their risk of skin cancer and other potential hazards such as eye damage, aging skin and immune suppression," said Dr. Farmer. "Texas' leadership on this issue will serve as a model for other states to im...

Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

... Experts offer tips to avoid mowing-related hazards SATURDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Mowing the lawn is such a common summertime activity that many people forget that their lawn mower ...

Report: Asbestos Litigation Disaster for Investors Could Be Repeated With Nanotechnology Unless SEC and FASB Close Eight Major Loopholes Now Preventing Honest Disclosures

...monly found in sunscreen, cosmetics, food, clothing, sporting goods and packaging. Yet some of these technologies are showing signs of posing serious hazards to human health and the environment, including the same kind of grave threats resulting from exposure to asbestos, according to the IEHN report. ...

American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation Promote Water Safety and Good Home Pool Maintenance With New Online Course

...access, establishing rules and enforcing safe behaviors, and ensuring that everyone knows how to swim well Prevent pool and hot tub entrapment hazards Prepare for and respond to aquatic emergencies Home Pool Essentials doesn't just focus on safety. It also shows participa...

Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk

...n our study, we do urge consumers to have low-glycemic index carbohydrates instead of high-glycemic carbohydrates for better health and less potential hazards for the vascular endothelial function," said Dr. Michael Shechter, senior cardiologist at The Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Is...

Computer-related injuries on the rise

... San Diego, CA, June 9, 2009 While back pain, blurred vision and mouse-related injuries are now well-documented hazards of long-term computer use, the number of acute injuries connected to computers is rising rapidly. According to a study published in the July 2009 issu...

DDL, Leader in Medical Device Package, Product and Material Testing, will be Presenting at This Year's MD&M Show in New York

...ution Simulation is a uniform way of evaluating shipping units through the use of laboratory equipment that subjects the packaging system to specific hazards that may occur within the anticipated distribution environment," Levy said. Understanding the methodologies behind the processes is vital for me...

Parents Often Puzzled by Medicine Labels

...ver-the-counter pediatric cold and cough products are difficult for caregivers to understand," he said. "These misinterpretations may pose significant hazards to child safety." In 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children...

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

...urs. 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 Technology® dealer territories are available in select markets. PHSI operates domes...

Town Hall Meeting to Be Held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to Educate and Empower Garfield Residents on Medical and Legal Issues Related to Chromium Contamination

...inder to the city's residents - and others across the country - that health hazards and property damage resulting from corporate environmental contamination ca...ialist Dr. Michael Gochfeld, Ph.D., will speak in detail about the health hazards of chromium exposure. The attorneys, along...

Veterinarians at high risk for viral, bacterial infections from animals

...he belief that there is a low risk of zoonotic infection. The authors suggest that professional and policy measures should be implemented to reduce hazards for veterinarians, which could help prevent transmission of zoonotic infections to other human and animal groups. Current national policies in place t...
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