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Summer Travel Destinations are Heavy on Fun - and Sun

Many Top Vacation Spots Place Visitors at Risk for Increased UV Exposure PINELLAS PARK, Fla., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As travelers and their families head off to their favorite vacation spots this summer, many may be putting themselves at risk for increased exposure to the sun's dangerous ult...

US Navy culture and workplace leads to heavy drinking

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (June 9, 2009) The nature of the U.S. Navy workplace leads to higher heavy drinking for sailors than for civilians, according to an article in the May issue of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research published by SAGE. Several issues...

Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks

30-year study in Norway sheds light on 'tremendously adverse' effects of tobacco use FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Highlighting the negative impact tobacco use has on cardiovascular health, researchers say that heavy smokers were 2.5 times more likely to die than their non-smoking...

Xanodyne's New Drug Application for the Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia) Accepted for Filing with a Priority Review Classification

NEWPORT, Ky., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing and granted priority review status for its investigational proprietary formulation of tranexamic acid for the treatment of women with menorr...

Obesity Just as Risky for Teens as Heavy Smoking

Men who were overweight youths are far more apt to die early, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese at age 18 increases the risk of premature death in adulthood as much as smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day, according to Swedish researchers. Dr. Martin...

'Wake Up' to the Health Risks of Heavy Snoring

The nighttime nuisance could signal breathing problems associated with strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heavy snoring can be far from a nuisance. It can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where an indiv...

Mayo researchers offer new insight into effectiveness of procedure to stop heavy menstrual bleeding

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Experts estimate that 20 percent of women experience excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding at some time during their lives, particularly as they approach menopause. A new, less invasive procedure called global endometrial ablation (GEA) preserves the uterus, while decreasing...

Cancer Deaths Take Heavy Financial Toll

One estimate projects the U.S. cost to be $1.472 trillion in 2020 TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- In pure economic terms of productivity lost and the expense of care-giving, cancer deaths cost the United States $232.4 billion in 2000 and will cost $308 billion in 2020, a new report...

New Test Identifies Heavy Drinkers

It compares 20 blood chemical levels to database of users, so docs can spot trouble early WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new screening test identifies twice as many heavy drinkers as the commonly used liver enzyme test, a new report shows. The Early Detection of Alcohol Co...

AARP: Under Heavy Economic Pressure, Hispanics 45+ Look To Workplace, Families

New AARP Survey Shows Some Middle-Aged and Older Hispanics Making Dire Decisions for Long Term WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many middle-aged and older Hispanics are trying to work their way through the recent economic slump, many are also being forced to make difficult...

Preference for alcohol in adolescence may lead to heavy drinking

DURHAM, N.C. Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have shown a connection between early drinking patterns and a tendency to be a heavy drinker in adulthood, in a study of adolescent rats. Drinking patterns in adolescents may be set after only a few exposures to alcohol, said Nicole L. ...

Alzheimer's Starts Earlier for Heavy Drinkers, Smokers

CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heavy drinkers and heavy smokers develop Alzheimer's disease years earlier than people with Alzheimer's who do not drink or smoke heavily, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meet...

It's Spring Break: How Much Does Heavy Drinking Affect Your Body?

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when more than 1.5 million high school and college students head for warm climates to soak up the sun and drink large quantities of alcohol. Students who vacation with friends over spring break drink almost three times as much as those...

Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players

The majority never return to their pre-injury level, study finds,,,, SATURDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it doesn't take three strikes to get out in baseball. A new study found that just one injury severe enough to require surgery kept more than half of those injured playe...

New sensor system improves detection of lead, heavy metals

RICHLAND, Wash. The Department of Energys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a new rapid, portable and inexpensive detection system that identifies personal exposures to toxic lead and other dangerous heavy metals. The device can provide an accurate blood sample measurement from...

Cardiovascular disease death rates decline, but risk factors still exact heavy toll

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates are declining, but CVD is still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, and risk factor control remains a challenge for many, according to the most recent data from the American Heart Associations Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2008 Update. Th...

Age, burden, divorce and heavy tea consumption are significant risk factors for erosive esophagitis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder with a high incidence rate in adults of 10 - 38%. The diagnosis and treatment of GERD are therefore important because the disease, in addition to the highly disturbing typical symptoms, has a series of known consequences. The presence of ...

Diabetes dilemma: older people with diabetes face a heavy burden from co-existing health conditions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. As if diabetes werent enough to handle, a new study shows that 92 percent of older people with the disease have at least one other major chronic medical condition and that nearly half have three or more major diseases besides their diabetes. The sheer number, and the severit...

Family history of alcoholism affects response to drug used to treat heavy drinking

Philadelphia, PA, September 19, 2007 Naltrexone is one of four oral medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism. A recent large multicenter research study of alcohol dependence supported by the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol A...

Moderate Drinkers Outlive Their Teetotaler and Heavy Drinking Counterparts

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may be good for your health, a new study has found. A new study from the University of Miami has shown that people who drink moderately are more likely to report above-average health than light drinkers, heavy drinkers and those who have never drank. ...

Drinking Heavy Amounts of Alcohol Shrinks Your Brain

Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol over a long period of time may decrease brain volume, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 May 5, 2007. The study involved MRI scans of 1,839 people from the Framingham...

Hong Kong Imposes Heavy Fine on Smokers

Legislators on the city's health services panel Friday approved a proposal to impose a 1,500 Hong Kong dollar ($191) fixed fine for anyone who breaches tough new anti-smoking laws . They also called for police to be drafted in to back up the teams of tobacco control officers given the respon...

Concurrent Health Problems Take Heavy Toll on Seniors

In the later years of life, chronic diseases and other health problems tend to accumulate and negatively affect an individual's health, according to reports published// in the latest issue of The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Vol. 62A, No. 3). In a special section devoted to the presenc...

DNA-based Detection of Heavy Metals

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a simple, disposable sensor for detecting hazardous uranium ions,// with sensitivity that rivals the performance of much more sophisticated laboratory instruments. The sensor provides a fast, on-site test for assessin...

A Little Heavy on the Vitamins, Please

For those who faithfully take their vitamin pills, it is an encouragement to take even more. Scientists have come out with findings that an increased intake of antioxidants// Vitamin C and E can reduce the chances of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC). RCC is a form of kidney cancer and acco...

Melioidosis Disease Warning After Heavy Desert Rain

The Northern Territory's Health Department Experts have warned about the killer tropical disease melioidosis after the recent flooding in central Australia.// There have been 10 cases of the disease in the heavy monsoonal rain regions of Central Australia during the past decade, including one d...

Deaths due to heavy drinking has doubled in 15 years

According to a government data, the number of deaths due to alcoholism has raised twofold in the last15years//. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the number of deaths due to alcohol was 4,144 in the year 1991 and it has risen to 8,386 by last year. According to the exper...

Fast Food Heavy Weights Act Fast To Bell The Fat Out!

The fast food industry which has been simmering in the trans-fat controversy for quite a while, has decided to turn the tables on their sticky ally- the hydrogenated// vegetable oils! This is perhaps the last nail in the coffin! KFC, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have already c...

Lighten Up! Heavy Backpacks a Weighty Load for Children to Bear

While that new backpack your son or daughter just got for the new school year might seem harmless, there is the potential for a lifetime of back and neck ailments if not// loaded or worn correctly, according to Dr. Paula Kramer, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at University of the S...

Sleepy After A Heavy Lunch? Here's Why

University of Manchester researchers have found out why people tend to nap after a heavy lunch. When people are hungry, there is a lack of glucose// and nerve cells in the brain send signals that keep a person alert. However after lunch there is an influx of glucose, which prevents the nerve cells ...

Minimally Invasive Procedure Restores Sagging Facial Skin without Heavy Lifting

As the aging process begins, the skin starts to thin and it loses its ability to maintain its firmness. Changes in underlying support structures appear as sagging// , deep creases, folds and wrinkles. Until recently, the only way to reduce those problems and tighten the skin was a facelift, which m...

Recycling Boxes Are Too Heavy And Could Cause Injuries

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that recycling boxes are unreasonably heavy and could injure anyone trying to lift them. In a new report, the HSE// said that any such injuries could trigger potential lawsuits. The containers, which are used by countless households in the country, could b...

Surgery or IUD for Heavy Periods

A systematic review of studies has revealed that surgery is a more effective effective option than oral or intrauterine medication for women experiencing heavy periods in reducing volume of bleeding at one year. // However, on subjective measures of effectiveness — satisfaction and improved qua...

Women Affected With VWD is one of the Reason for Heavy Periods

Von Willebrand's Disease (VWD) is an inherited condition affecting about 1% of the female population. Women with heavy periods could be affected by this bleeding// disorder which goes undetected. Only about 5,000 women have been diagnosed in the UK. A survey of 600 women aged 16-45 for the Haem...

Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content

The export of Ayurvedic medicines from India has suffered a set back following the testing by the Canadian Government that has revealed alarmingly high levels of heavy metals in the exported traditional medicinal preparations. // More than 18 different Ayurvedic medicines have been tested by the He...

Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children

A unique study conducted by researchers at University of California on the backpack load of a number of middle school children in the U.S. reveals that it is much higher than that required for comfort and safety.// It has even warned about the possibility of back pain as a result of the excessive p...

High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines

Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat// has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on. -George Bernard Shaw The human body is designed to function at an optimal range possible to preserve the health of an...

Compulsory testing for heavy metal content in herbal medicines

In response to reports of heavy metal contamination in herbal/ayurvedic medicines, testing of levels of such substances// would be made mandatory January 1, 2006. The Indian Government has already issued a notification to test products for heavy metals. However, this testing is only meant for produ...

Be Wary Of Heavy Metal Poisoning From Ayurvedic Medicines

Unlicensed ayurvedic herbal remedies containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals have raised reasons for concern among the consumers in UK following which a health advice has been issued to avoid consumption of six brands of // ayurvedic herbal products. The products banned for consum...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

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