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Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

CHICAGO--- It's best known for whitening a load of laundry. But now simple household bleach has a surprising new role: an effective treatment for kids' chronic eczema. Chronic, severe eczema can mar a childhood. The skin disorder starts with red, itchy, inflamed skin that often becomes crusty...

New iPod listening study shows surprising behavior of teens

A new study involving iPods and teenagers by the University of Colorado at Boulder and Children's Hospital Boston indicates teenagers who receive pressure from their peers or others to turn down the volume of their iPods instead turn them up higher. The study also showed that teen boys listen l...

10 Surprising Facts About Using Brain Training to Fight Dementia

Stay Brain-Active: It's National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ - - 'Use it or lose it' is a phrase originally coined to express the benefits of keeping physically fit, but it is equally valid when applied to brain fitness. Numerous studies hav...

The Largest and Most Comprehensive College Dating and Sex Survey Uncovers Surprising Behaviors of Students In and Out of the Bedroom

- OkCupid.com polled 10,000 college students from across the country to discover their attitudes and behavior on topics ranging from infidelity and promiscuity to pregnancy tests and abortion - NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This survey, taken by 10,000 college students just released by O...

Part of the in-group? A surprising new strategy helps reduce unhealthy behaviors

Public health campaigns intended to reduce unhealthy behaviors like binge drinking and eating junk food often focus on the risks of those behaviors. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests a relatively simple but surprisingly effective strategy to improve consumer health. ...

Flip Flops, Mulch and No Coat: Study Identifies Surprising Barriers to Outdoor Activity for Kids in Child-Care Centers

First Phase of NHLBI-Sponsored Study on Children's Physical Activity in Child Care Focuses on Child Care Providers' Perspectives; Cincinnati Children's Researchers to Present Findings at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/...

Cato Study Finds Iran a Surprising Model for Kidney Markets

Iran's compensation program completely eliminates kidney shortage WASHINGTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States suffers from an acute shortage of kidneys for transplant, with 73,000 people waiting for deceased donors to make organs available. Allowing compensation for d...

Survey of Iowa Voters Reveals Surprising Results and Attitudes Toward America's Health Care Crisis

Non-profit group urges candidates to find common ground in health care reform DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The state where voters have the first say in U.S. presidential primaries has also weighed in on a critical 2008 campaign issue: health care. A...

Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5

CHICAGO, Today America's Second Harvest -- The Nation's Food Bank Network kicks-off Hunger Awareness Day 2007 with 200 food banks and more than 20,000 food service agencies participating in events across the country. Also, as legislators in Washington D.C. begin to consider drafts of a new Farm Bi...

Increases in Autism Rates Not Surprising to Education Expert

The new national study showing higher-than-expected incidences of autism comes as no surprise to special education personnel// and autism advocates, says a special education professor at the University of Indianapolis. 'We have seen the rates of autism increase dramatically over the last seve...

Blood Pressure Levels Across The Globe Show Surprising Drop

In a huge study involving 38 populations across 21 countries, reserachers have found that blood pressure levels across the globe are inexplicably dropping.// "Blood pressure did not go down in all of the populations, but it went down in most of them," said Prof Tunstall-Pedoe, who led the World...

A new and surprising insight on AIDS

Dr. Roberto Giraldo, an American physician who addressed a Southern African Development Community (SADC) claimed that malnutrition was one of the key factors that was at the centre of the AIDS menace. His website (www.robertogiraldo.com) says, "Aids is neither an infectious disease nor// is sexuall...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...ng the reform needle. The research showed that after critically thinking through the alternatives, people were willing to make significant and surprising tradeoffs - like limiting treatments to those proven effective, expanding the role of government and an increased role for nurses and other non-physic...

How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?

... New Survey from the Two Leading Plastic Surgery Societies Reveals surprising Answers New York, NY and Arlington Heights, IL (Vocus) August 3, 2009 -- What people find beautiful about themselves may be...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

...-- were vitamin D-insufficient, with levels between 15 nanograms and 29 nanograms per milliliter. The high incidence of vitamin D deficiency was so surprising that "we sat on our data for six months," Melamed said. "We didn't publish until it was confirmed by other people that we had the right numbers." C...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

...t woman should be of special concern. "Pregnant women are semi-immunocompromised, they are a target population for any infection," he said. "It is not surprising that they are at risk of flu, any flu." In addition, today's pregnant women are younger than women born before 1957, who appear to have some immuni...

Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts' Patterns

...on did increase in obese women who consumed the larger portion, the study found. "They actually worked harder for the food," Temple said. "This was surprising to us. We had anticipated in the beginning that we might not see a decrease or as large of a decrease, but we didn't expect to see an increase." In...

Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

...d explain the social disparities in asthma," he said. Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, said it is not surprising that parental stress can have an impact on children and asthma. "Stress does have an impact on the immune system. Clearly, the relationship between...

Tiffany Diamond Eternity Bands and Cartier 'Love' Rings: Beladora Announces Sharp Wedding Jewelry Sales Increase

...; rings, Cartier "Rolling" rings, Tiffany & Co. diamond solitaire engagement rings and Vintage Edwardian and Art Deco diamond rings. The surprising sales increase is being attributed to the wedding season and a renewed consumer interest in high-value pre-owned estate wedding jewelry. ...

New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

... in the research abstract as a "retired Russian antihistamine." Right now, researchers aren't sure what to do with the findings. "This is a very surprising and unexpected result," said study author Dr. Samuel Gandy, associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Med...

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

...sion of Alzheimer's. The goal of anti-amyloid drugs that are currently in clinical trials is to reduce beta amyloid levels in the brain. In a surprising result, the researchers at WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis found that treatment with dimebolin caused an acute increase in brain beta amyloid levels...

Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer

...ement from Wyeth. "Biologically, the ovaries are intended to be in retirement after a certain age. If you try to restimulate them, it shouldn't be surprising that there are potential adverse consequences," said Dr. Victor Vogel, national vice president of research for the American Cancer Society. "From ...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

...nd ethnicity--were associated with rapid cartilage loss. "As obesity is one of the few established risk factors for osteoarthritis, it is not surprising that obesity may also precede and predict rapid cartilage loss," Dr. Roemer said. "Weight loss is probably the most important factor to slow...

Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss

...e, sex and ethnicitywere associated with rapid cartilage loss. "As obesity is one of the few established risk factors for osteoarthritis, it is not surprising that obesity may also precede and predict rapid cartilage loss," Dr. Roemer said. "Weight loss is probably the most important factor to slow disease p...

Study: Bath time falls injure thousands of children annually

... (COLUMBUS, Ohio) - A new national study finds kids are being hurt in bathtubs and showers at a surprising rate.* You might think scalding or near drownings would be the most common threat in the bathroom, but they're not. Experts at Nationwide Children...

Soccer Injuries Differ by Gender

... Analysis of kicking motion yields surprising clues as to why FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Male and female soccer players have different patterns of injuries, and now U.S. resea...

Lighter Meals May Bring Longer Life

...S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), which supported the new study. "The fact that it didn't work in some mice but it does seem to work in monkeys is surprising and it gives us hope." But there's a larger question: how to change humans' increasingly lax eating habits. "This [finding] doesn't give me hope th...

CSC Cited as a Leading Technology Provider in Celent Insurance Software Study

...nsurance practice. "We believe that carriers value partners who know the insurance vertical well, and who demonstrate their commitment to it. It's not surprising that CSC is a leader in these categories, as its product breadth, technology innovation and long history in the vertical are attractive to new and ret...

On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

...icantly lower levels of depressive symptoms than English adults." He added that the "better cognitive performance of U.S. adults was actually quite surprising since U.S. adults had a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, which is generally associated with cognitive decline and poorer mental funct...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory

...dication errors that occurred in care areas providing radiologic services. This article explores the issue of medication errors in radiology with some surprising results. Risk reduction strategies are also given to prevent medication errors. Consumer tips are also available with information for patients on how ...

Risk of cancer

...cancer prevention. Apart from hereditary tumor predisposition, another area of major strength for Finnish research is gene regulation. It was hardly surprising therefore that Aaltonen's and Taipale's research teams found each other so easily. The research project supervised by Aaltonen and Taipale involved mo...

Michael Jackson Joins Tragic List of Accidental Celebrity Deaths Caused by Prescription Drugs, Says eDrugSearch.com

... Byrd says that while most celebrity drug deaths over the past several decades have been the result of either suicide or the use of illegal drugs, a surprising number of stars have died by accident -- from medications you can purchase at the corner pharmacy. And the frequency of such deaths appears to be in...

Alcohol-Related Ills Increasing Worldwide

...of disease is about the same size as that of smoking in 2000, but it is greatest in developing countries," the researchers wrote. "This finding is not surprising since global consumption is increasing, especially in the most populous countries of India and China." "We face a large and increasing alcohol-attr...

Colin Powell Applauds Lions for Leadership in Volunteerism as Interest in Volunteer Service Grows

....m., Wednesday, July 8, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. While Americans grapple with the economic downturn, volunteerism has experienced a surprising surge in part due to the Obama administration's new national service programs. Many Americans are finding a way to give back to their communities by ...

New Scientific Evidence Suggests Humans Resistant to Phthalate Effect on Lab Rodents

...rmosets. It is worth noting that there are significant differences even between rats and mice in the way they react to phthalates. So it is not at all surprising that there would be significant differences between rodents and primates." http://www.americanchemistry.com The American Chemist...

Virus filters for medical diagnosis

...s on one another. "In order to understand the complex procedures, there was a clear need for a theoretical description. My task was to describe the surprising phenomenon and to make it controllable," reflects Richard Stein. In his thesis "Mathematical modeling, analysis and numerical simulation of electrothe...

Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds

...ty, Oregon Health & Science University, and McGill University. "It's not surprising that extreme underweight and extreme obesity increase the risk of dying, but it is surprising that carrying a little extra weight may give people a longevity advantage,"...

Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds

...: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090623/SF36965-b ) "It's not surprising that extreme underweight and extreme obesity increase the risk of dying, but it is surprising that carrying a little extra weight may give people a longevity advantage,"...

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

...rs detailed information and healing interventions for EMR-related health conditions, including the growing incidence of electro-sensitivity. There are surprising connections between EMR and insomnia, infertility, cancers, Alzheimer's disease, and even Autism Spectrum Disorders. "Radiation Rescue" is the c...

Study supports validity of test that indicates widespread unconscious bias

... In the decade since the Implicit Association Test was introduced, its most surprising and controversial finding is its indication that about 70 percent of those ...ts of race and other discrimination," said Greenwald. "What was especially surprising was how ineffective standard self-report measurers were in the areas in whi...
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