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The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

IRVINE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Masimo jointly announced the launch of a new international health and safety initiative aimed at educating fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbo...

Researchers identify potential patient safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment patients

(Boston) Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers have identified potential safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients due to the quantity and accuracy of medical record documentation. Improved communication and coordination among substance use treatment and medical provider...

Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness

Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, researchers say,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Screening colonoscopies for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly patients, a new study finds. Of all the screening methods for colon cancer,...

Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese people undergoing surgery are at greater risk of heart problems, wound infections, prolonged hospital stays and other complications, according to a Scientifi...

Crowded emergency departments pose greater risks for patients with heart attacks

Philadelphia, Penn. - June 04, 2009 - Patients with heart attacks and other forms of chest pain are three to five times more likely to experience serious complications after hospital admission when they are treated in a crowded emergency department (ED), according to a new study published in the j...

Gene Mutation May Up Risks of Endometrial Cancer

Marker indicates aggressiveness of the disease, study finds,, ,, WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic marker for aggressive endometrial cancer has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said their finding could lead to more targeted and risk-appropriate treatments. The ...

New Program Offsets Risks of 'Do-It-Yourself' Gestational Surrogacy

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Reproductive Resources ( ARR ) today announced a new program geared to help intended parents avoid some of the pitfalls of "do-it-yourself" gestational surrogacy. Through its Surrogate Management Services , the Chicago egg donation and s...

Study Demonstrates Internet Risks for Teen Girls

One in Four Reports Meeting Offline CINCINNATI, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study demonstrates why parents need to know how their teenage girls present themselves online. The study, published in the June issue of Pediatrics, shows that teen girls who would depict themselves o...

Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics

It prevents many complications of chronic disease, experts say,,,, THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) --Diabetics who strictly control their blood sugar levels also reduce their risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease, British researchers report. There have been several confl...

Study Reiterates Eye Risks Linked to Flomax

Men should be aware of dangers if taking prostate drug, experts say,, TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking Flomax to treat an enlarged prostate face more than double the risk for serious complications should they need cataract surgery, a new Canadian study has found. It's ...

Perceived cancer risks may not reflect actual risks or prevention needs

ORLANDO (May 14, 2009)Working with a population of individuals at risk for gastrointestinal cancers, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have learned that many people misjudge their actual degree of cancer risk and, therefore, their true need for prevention support. Strategies for accurately as...

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 14th annual national survey of parents' attitudes about teen drug and alcoh...

Majority of ordering physicians lack knowledge of radiation exposure risks from CT

Ordering physicians have limited knowledge of CT-related radiation exposure and its associated risks, according to a study performed at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. "More than 100 surveys were completed by physicians from various specialties who order CT scans at a tertiary-care teachin...

FDA Fails to Consider Risks of Over-the-Counter Plan B

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moira Gaul, Family Research Council 's Director of Women's and Reproductive Health, released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to sell the morning-after-pill to 17-year-olds without a prescription. (Logo: ...

Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races

Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- White women and black women in the United States share certain breast cancer risk factors but appear to have distinctive risk factors as well, a new study sh...

Colorectal cancer risks quantified

Although the presenting features of colorectal cancer are well known, the risks they confer are less well defined. New research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine describes the exact risks posed by eight clinical features for the development of colorectal cancer in a large group o...

Tight Blood Sugar Control May Raise Risks in the ICU

Very ill patients have higher mortality when glucose is too strictly controlled, study finds TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- People hospitalized in intensive care units, or ICUs, often experience spikes in blood sugar, and current practice is to try to lower these levels. But...

Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. An X-ray-guided spinal tap procedure fails more than half of the time in young infants and should be used sparingly, if at all, for those patients, according to a new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The study also shows that the X-ray...

Racial disparities in emergency department length of stay point to added risks for minority patients

(PHILADELPHIA) Sick or injured African-American patients wait about an hour longer than patients of other races before being transferred to an inpatient hospital bed following emergency room visits, according to a new national study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine . The auth...

Kids' Risks Increase When Parents Are Bipolar

Knowing that mood disorders are more common in offspring may aid in detection, experts say,, WEDNESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents have bipolar disorder face an increased risk for mood disorders and anxiety disorders as well as early-onset bipolar disorder, res...

AUDIO from Medialink and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals: Risks of Overusing Antibiotics

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- They're one of the 20th century's greatest medical advances, but overuse of antibiotics can have great potential risks as well. Listen to this report from Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=BVivIsq_wKeijAggqVWn...

ESC reaffirms advice on cardiovascular risks associated with long-haul flights

Following a review by The Lancet of the medical issues associated with commercial air travel, the European Society of Cardiology has reaffirmed its advice about the risks of venous thromboembolism (VTE), whose risk, according to The Lancet , is increased "up to four-fold" by long-haul flight. ...

'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...

Legal and Ethical Violations Risks Seen Rising, But Not Resources to Control the Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey recently conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) reveals that the declining economy may be increasing the risk of legal and ethics violations in business. In additi...

Moderate drinking can reduce risks of Alzheimer's dementia and cognitive decline

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Moderate drinkers often have lower risks of Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive loss, according to researchers who reviewed 44 studies. In more than half of the studies, published since the 1990s, moderate drinkers of wine, beer and liquor had lower dementia risks than nond...

Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The rise in Caesarean deliveries could be fueling the increase in the number of preterm babies, and these early births carry risks, including respiratory problems...

Unpasteurized milk poses health risks without benefits

With disease outbreaks linked to unpasteurized milk rising in the United States, a review published in the January 1, 2009 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases examines the dangers of drinking raw milk. Milk and dairy products are cornerstones of a healthy diet. However, if those products a...

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert patients of the serious and potentially fatal health risks they may face from using the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch. Patients who are directly exposed to the gel inside the patch, or who received an excessive fentanyl dose because of other factors, may devel...

Women's magazines downplay emotional health risks of cosmetic surgery: UBC study

While the emotional health implications of cosmetic surgery are still up for scientific debate, articles in women's magazines such as The Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan portray cosmetic surgery as a physically risky, but overall worthwhile option for enhancing physical appearance and emotiona...

Late preterm births present serious risks to newborns

Cincinnati, OH, December 11, 2008 -- More than half a million babies are born preterm in the United States each year, and preterm births are on the rise. Late preterm births, or births that occur between 34 and 36 weeks (approximately 4 to 6 weeks before the mother's due date), account for more t...

Treadmill Desks More Effective in Decreasing Prostate Cancer Risks Than Vitamin and Antioxidant Supplements

Two more studies have shown treadmill desks superior to vitamin supplementation for cancer prevention. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) December 10, 2008 -- On the heels of announcements two weeks ago that vitamin supplements A thru E were found ineffective in preventing various f...

Winter Travelers Often Take Higher Risks While Overseas

MEDEX Global Group Recommends Covering Injuries from Snowboarding, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Extreme Travel and More Baltimore, Md. (Vocus) December 9, 2008-- This winter thousands of vacationers will venture overseas and engage in recreation that can lead to serious injur...

Thrombosis patients face greater risks than previously believed

This release is available in French . Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), the formation of blood clots in the lower limbs, is the third-most common vascular disease in North America after heart attack and stroke, and is a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. DVT is a potentially serio...

Treadmill Desks May Help to Combat Heart Risks Increased by Depression

The long held belief that depression directly increases the risk of heart disease has been refuted. Behavioral patterns associated with depression, such as lack of exercise, are the culprit. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) November 27, 2008 -- A five year study published today in t...

Blue Cross Teams up With Eight Groups to Address Obesity, Lower Minnesotans' Health Risks by Promoting Healthy Eating

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) announced today it will invest up to $650,000 in additional funds from its tobacco settlement to promote healthier eating and improve health in the state next year. Eight local organizations have been select...

Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks

Combined, they produce more potent anti-disease effect in postmenopausal women, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they have found out why diet and exercise affect a women's chance of breast cancer after she's past menopause, a new study says. Resear...

Smoking, Drinking Raise Risks of Esophagus, Stomach Cancer

Certain of these tumors are rising in incidence, experts note MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and drinking are associated with three esophageal and stomach cancer subtypes, say Dutch researchers who conducted a long-term study of almost 121,000 people. The study focused ...

Kevin P. Miller's Film "Generation RX" Reveals Widespread Ethical Conflicts, Risks of Psychiatric Drugs to Children

"Generation RX" documents how an entire era of children have been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in Western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier--and more often than ever before, according to the producers. This dynamic film has alrea...

Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use

Study shows appetite suppressant fenfluramine may damage cardiac valves years later FRIDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- One of the "fen/phen" drugs once widely prescribed to help fight obesity has been tied to heart value damage that develops years after a person has stopped taking it, ...

Severe Health Risks Follow Adults Who Were Diagnosed With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease as Children

Research to be presented Sunday, November 2, 2008 at this year's liver meeting in San Francisco, California, October 31 - November 4 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The goal of researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, led by Dr. Paul Angulo, was to determine the effects o...
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