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Board of Certified Hazard Control Management (BCHCM) Announces the Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) Credential

HELENA, Ala., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BCHCM, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978, proudly announces the new Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) designation. BCHCM developed the CHEP credential to recognize the need for qualified disaster response and emergency management prof...

Internet remedies for STIs pose significant public health hazard

People with sexually transmitted infections are putting themselves at risk by buying treatments over the internet, according to new research by the University of East Anglia. Less than a quarter of internet vendors gave information on potential side effects of their treatments. They also failed...

Mercury in Antiques can Pose a Hazard - Study

We must be careful when handling antiques, for some could carry in them mercury, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns. Mirrors can be backed with mercury and tin ; Clock pendulums might be weighted with embedded vials of mercury; and barometers, thermometers and lamps may h...

The Hazard of Occupational Asthma

United Kingdom: Many of Britain’s workers frequently report sick due to respiratory problems, and it is estimated that nearly 1500 to 3000 people develop// occupational asthma every year. Prolonged exposure to dust or substances called "respiratory sensitizers" can trigger occupational asthma. ...

Sensing The Health Hazard MP3 Makers Tone Down The Volume

Despite the warnings by health experts about the hearing loss caused by the MP3 players, young music lovers just keep on using it without paying// any heed to those warnings. But sensing the health hazards it poses, some manufacturers have now started limiting the volume on the devices. The Am...

Radiation Hazard From Use Of Cordless Phones

A Government agency has urged that people restrict their telephonic conversations to a minimal level owing to the radiation hazard from use of //cordless phones. Germany's federal bureau for radiation protection (BfS) in Salzgitter says people who use the phones are advised to put the base st...

Smoking Hazard transferred to children from father

Starting smoking at a small age affects your health and moreover also affects the health of your children reports survey from various studies//. Scientists have found that smoking causes change in your genes and these epigenetic changes are also transferred to your children’s and even to your grand...

An Under Estimation Of The Radiation Hazard With The Use Of Mobile Phones

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. ~Alan Valentine Mobile technology, specifically the use of cell phones, has become an internal part of today’s life all around the globe and has permanently changed our perception about...

Watch Out! Pollution hazard from E-waste recycling in India & China

Recycling of e-waste has resulted in the release of toxic chemicals, including heavy metals, in the surrounding areas of recycling yards yielding reason for concern in India and China. // What is all the more alarming is that toxic chemicals are released during each stage of the recycling proc...

Passive Smoking A Health Hazard Unnoticed

Being surrounded by smokers in public may be more damaging for your health that you might think say researchers , according to a new study that shows // there may be a greater risk posed to non-smokers from passive smoke or second-hand smoke in public than previous research has shown. Although p...

Outdoor cold is a health hazard

Getting cold out of doors condenses the blood and increases the risk of heart attack. According to Professor Bill Ketinge of University of Texas, it has been found that too many excess //deaths has occured in the winter - 40,000 - in Britain. He believes that cold temperatures alter the body's phys...

Lifestyle variation can cut diabetes hazard

According to researchers reducing weight and increasing exercise cut the risk of diabetes by over half. People who have elevated blood sugar are known to be at increased risk of developing diabetes.// Given that diabetes has serious even life-threatening complications, it would be very useful if th...

Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients

Researchers have found that a diet high in cholesterol and animal protein is linked to risk of a specific type of cancer of the stomach and esophagus that has been increasing rapidly.// The researchers also found that plant-based nutrients such as dietary fiber, dietary beta-carotene, folic acid, v...

More Benzene In Soft Drinks Pack Carcinogenic Hazard

John Luik, argued that public should demand that soda companies are adhering to the standard for drinking water regarding benzene//. TCS is supported by a small group of sponsors: like the American Beverage Association [and then it lists others such as McDonalds]. He added that the drinking wat...

Malaria Detecting Watch May Become A Health Hazard

Medical experts have warned that the new wristwatch invented by South Africa's Gervan Lubbe which can detect the symptoms of malaria can turnout to be a health hazard. They have warned that the device may contribute towards spreading infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS.// There are some who have also...

Cheese Products Withdrawn From Sales Due To Food Poisoning Hazard

Following reports of contamination of a type of Camembert cheese with the microorganism E.coli, products containing these items have been recalled from supply due to potential risk of food poisoning. The Food Standards Agency has // issued a warning notice against consumption of this cheese. ...

Operation Rescue Announces 'Keep It Closed' Campaign

...ation in to Carhart's abortion business. Among concerns are: Carhart's poorly-maintained abortion clinic in Nebraska presents a hazard to women that would only increase with the introduction of the more dangerous third-trimester abortions. Carhart was responsible the botched ...

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

...he anti-tangle effect but also safety of a phosphorylated-tau vaccine. This was done in order to identify early in the preclinical stage any potential hazard of this potential Alzheimer's therapy." Neurologists Views MCI as a Useful Clinical Diagnosis - Practice Guidelines Are Needed Mild c...

A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians

... or exceeding the general population. For anesthesiologists, according to Drs. Oreskovich and Caldeiro, the increased risk is cited as an occupational hazard because of the highly addictive medications they administer to patients daily. Health care professionals helping patients with chronic pain must ba...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

...e, Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) program. They looked at the ratios between black and white women when it came to the incidence, mortality and hazard rate -- roughly defined as the probability of dying -- and looked at the tumor's estrogen-receptor status. Estrogen receptor-negative tumors, or ER...

Team Sports Can't Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

...affect the attitude, and behavior, of that child," Katz said. "Our job is to raise every child in a culture that denigrates smoking for the pernicious hazard it is." Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, said the study shows once again that smoking in the...

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

...g stock, and the number of young children residing in the home. In addition, HUD strongly encouraged applicants to select partners with existing Lead hazard Control Programs, a requirement that both these cities met. Following home assessments, all families will be educated about how to reduce he...

ICM Controls' Award-Winning Comfort Control Center Improves Comfort and Indoor Air Quality While Lowering Energy Costs

...iduals suffering from allergies and asthma. With amazing Humidity Control, the CC750 also aids in the defense against mold and fungus growth, a health hazard that can also lead to structural damage. This stand-alone device will take an HVAC contractor about 60 to 90 minutes to install and configure prop...

Is Your Teenager Using Prescription Drugs Behind Your Back? TestCountry Drug Test Panel Numbers Tally with NIDA Fact Sheet Reports on Prescription Drug A

... testing kits, pregnancy and fertility testing, paternity and DNA testing, drug abuse testing, steroid testing, nicotine testing, lead testing, health hazard detection, nutrition and wellness testing. TestCountry specializes in easy-to-use tests that can be individually administered in the security and priv...

GE Launches Program to Doctors, Hospitals to Accelerate EMR Adoption; First $100 Million of healthymagination Commitment

...h GE Healthcare providing its EMR product certification warranty. The hazard Clinic, in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky, is among the first t... of technology they'd typically have to travel for," said Stephanie Wooton, hazard Clinic Administrator. "The case for EMR is clear and convincing. Yet, as a ...

Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects

...ment posted on its Web site Friday. In its advice to patients, the FDA said that patients taking these medications should be aware of the potential hazard and talk to their doctor if some sort of neuropsychiatric problem occurs. Doctors may then decide to discontinue the medication, the agency said. ...

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

... hospital discharge code occurred after periodontitis classification. The hazard ratio (HR) of developing RA in subjects with moderate to severe periodontit... mild periodontitis (n=6). Among lifetime non-smokers who developed RA, the hazard Ratio was 8.8 (95% CI=1.1-68.9, p=0.04). Periodontitis severity was not sho...

Isis Highlights New Clinical Data on Anti-Cancer Antisense Drugs Featured at ASCO

...etaxel alone, the current standard of care for patients with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. In addition, OncoGenex reported that the unadjusted hazard ratio, a measure used to determine the difference in survival between treatment groups was 0.61, representing a 39% reduction in the rate of death for...

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

..., Cherokee Pharmaceuticals offers high-quality U.S. based manufacturing at a competitive cost. It has specialized skills in handling antibiotics, high hazard reactions and potent compounds. Cherokee Pharmaceuticals' APIs are used in several antibiotics for human and animal health, as well as in new compound...

SAFC Pharma's St. Louis HPAPI Conjugates Facility Receives SafeBridge Certification

... potent pharmaceuticals, focuses on four primary areas: (1) management, (2) hazard identification and evaluation, (3) hazard controls, and (4) communication, education and training. The new SafeB...

Telik Presents Results at ASCO From ASSIST-5 Trial of TELCYTA in Platinum Refractory and Resistant Ovarian Cancer

...old, the median progression-free survival (PFS) was 5.6 months on the TELCYTA plus PLD arm compared to 3.7 months on the PLD control arm, p=0.7243 and hazard ratio (HR)=0.92. The overall response rate (ORR) as assessed by RECIST was 12%, including one complete response (CR) for the TELCYTA plus PLD arm vs....

International Food Protection Training Institute to Deliver Inaugural Training Course to Food Safety Regulators

...l be offering additional courses in September - December, 2009. Courses include "Applications of Basics of Inspection and Investigation" and "Seafood hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)" in both "trainee" and "train-the-trainer" formats. Most costs associated with course registration, mater...

Approval of Wisconsin Smoke-Free Legislation Is Historic Win for Health

...U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona stated, "The debate is over. The science is clear: Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults." Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least 69...

North Carolina Legislature Takes Historic Stand for Smoke-Free Air

....S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona stated, "The debate is over. The science is clear: Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults." Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least ...

Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

...e kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- While too-high blood pressure is a clear hazard for most people, too-low pressure can apparently be a threat in some cases as well. A new study of 10,001 people with coronary artery disease found...

No Safe Bets for Casino Workers: NIOSH Study Shows Casino Workers Face Toxic Conditions

... three Las Vegas casinos stepped forward and filed a NIOSH workplace Health hazard Evaluation (HHE) request asking NIOSH to investigate secondhand tobacco smo...losed public places and workplaces. Links: Full NIOSH Health hazard Evaluation: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2005-0201-30...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

...to radiation for medical treatment and animal experiments. Radiation protection organizations assume that low-radiation doses are also associated with hazard risks. However, significant uncertainty exists about the risks associated with low-radiation doses. ...

Ad Campaign: All Texans Should Have the Right to Breathe Smoke-Free Air

...and Smoke: Secondhand smoke is a serious public health hazard . In issuing a landmark report on secondhand smoke in June 2006, the U.S. S...ce is clear: Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults."...

Rice students win NASA national design award

...international space station stay aloft for up to six months and don't have the tools on board to get a real-time measurement of what turns out to be a hazard of living in microgravity. Travelers to Mars face a six-month trip as well, and that's just one-way. Long before that can happen, NASA expects to send...

New Nonprofit Health Consulting Firm Charts Course With Integrated Mind/Body Approaches

...helps individuals and organizations move beyond day-to-day survival so they can work smarter, be more productive, and avoid an increasing occupational hazard - burnout. ATJ's mission is to help individuals and organizations reach their highest potential, and it does so in three ways: deliver services t...
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