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Summer heat increases risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency, Ben-Gurion University study reveals

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 30, 2009 Pregnant women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer months due to dehydration, according to a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The retrospective population-b...

Extreme Heat Causes Major Health Problems for Older Adults

NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we prepare for hotter, humid weeks ahead and temperatures reach well over 100 degrees in some parts of the country, older adults are at higher risk of health problems if they don't take the proper precautions to protect themselves from the sweltering ...

Nationwide Heat Wave Finally Gives Way To Cooling Trend

Metromint Gives Consumers Six Ways to Chill Out This Summer SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide cooling trend is forecasted to arrive today in the form of Metromint ( www.metromint.com ), the all-natural mintwater that combines pure water and real mint. Metromint provides a ...

With 12 Hours Until Budget Deadline, Californians Crank Up Heat On Schwarzenegger

With his legacy in the balance, Governor urged to sign compromise budget SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With just 12 hours left until California begins to default on its obligations to seniors, people with disabilities, students and small businesses, health care workers and...

Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Heat Press Conference on Detroit Takedown

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Heat Press Conference on Detroit Takedown: Good afternoon and thank you for being here. I'm joined here today by my colleagues, Department of Health and Hum...

Attorney General Holder, HHS Secretary Sebelius and FBI Director Mueller Announce Law Enforcement Action Related to Heat Task Force

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III will announce a law enforcement action related to the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) tas...

Foundation Announces "Turn Up the Heat on Alzheimer's" Campaign

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation today announced it is moving forward with an online campaign to help fund new discoveries into Alzheimer's disease. The campaign, titled, "Turn Up the Heat on Alzheimer's" has a set goal to raise funds ...

Momentum Builds in Florida Legislature to Rename Proposed Legislation After Miami Heat Fan Favorite and NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning

'Alonzo Mourning Access to Care Act' Would Provide Medigap Secondary Insurance to Florida's Most Vulnerable Kidney Patients TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Miami Heat stand-out and NBA Defensive Player of the Year Alonzo Mourning, who is also a kidney transplant...

Free Heat Illness Prevention Seminars Offered by State Fund and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its Employer Education Series, State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) has partnered with Cal/OSHA Consultation Service to offer a statewide series of more than 30 heat illness prevention seminars. This will be the fourth consecutive year S...

NC State develops new test method to measure stored heat in firefighter suits

For decades, researchers have evaluated the thermal performance of protective clothing worn by firefighters. A particular area of current interest is how to address the burns received by firefighters when they are not directly in contact with fire - called stored heat burns. Researchers at North C...

Arthritis Hand Pain Relief: Infrared Heat Therapy Ergonomic Computer Workstation

ValueRays® ergonomic computer accessories provide infrared heat therapy using infrared heaters in the comfort of your home or office. If your hand pain diagnosis results in cold computer hands and numb cold fingers, cost-effective and energy-efficient infrared heat therapy using your computer...

Miami Heat Fan Favorite and NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning Visits Florida Legislature, Governor to Urge Needed Coverage for Florida Kidney Patients

Mourning Joins Florida Renal Coalition, National Kidney Foundation of Florida and Patients to Ask for Access to Medigap Secondary Insurance for Florida's Most Vulnerable Kidney Patients, and to Stress Importance of Education and Awareness for Kidney Disease TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 10 /PRNews...

Study analyzes 2006 California heat wave's substantial effect on morbidity

February 25, 2009-- An extreme heat wave affected much of the state of California during mid- to late July 2006, breaking daily maximum temperature records in many regions of the State. A study conducted by researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health, the Natural Resources Defense Council...

Protecting wine grapes from heat and drought

PARMA, IDDeficit irrigation is an agricultural technique used to achieve a variety of results depending on the crop. For white wine grapes, it balances the crop load by limiting the canopy size so there aren't too many leaves shading the grapes. For red wine grapes, deficit irrigation again limits...

HotHead Technologies' Heat Sensor Shows Exciting Potential by Kennesaw State University Researchers

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HotHead Technologies, Inc. today announced that the technology they have developed shows promising signs in early research results by Kennesaw State University researchers as an early warning system for heat injury. "It's exciting news that research fr...

Winter's Cold, Summer's Heat Take a Toll

Activity level drops among women at certain times of year, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal changes can interfere with people's attempts to get regular exercise, suggests a U.S. study that found that women work out more in the summer and less in the winter. ...

The Amazing Heat Pack: The Most Innovative First Aid Solution Since the Band-Aid

Innovation in design fuels The Amazing Heat Pack by Comfort Now, Inc., a revolutionary first aid product that provides affordable and renewable instant pain relief for athletes, arthritics, chronic pain sufferers, premenstrual women and anyone else suffering from painful joints and muscles BU...

Game Ready(TM) and ReGear Life Sciences(TM) Bring Innovative New Heat Therapy to Market

Introducing ReBound(TM) the Revolution in Thermotherapy ALAMEDA, Calif. and PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Ready and ReGear Life Sciences announced today the introduction of ReBound, a new and innovative therapeutic warming system designed to treat pain, muscle spasms, and jo...

More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat

Medications, lifestyle are also contributing factors to hyperthermia, agency warns SUNDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Because aging affects the body's ability to respond to summer heat, older adults are particularly at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat fatigue...

Gatorade and NFL Launch Third Annual Beat the Heat Campaign to Educate Youth Football Players and Coaches About Heat-Related Illnesses

All 32 NFL Teams to Participate in Safety Campaign to Help Boost Awareness and Raise Charitable Funds CHICAGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As teams around the National Football League (NFL) and schools across the country prepare for two-a-day preseason practices, The Gatorade C...

Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults

Their bodies don't cool quickly, so caution should rise with temperatures TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- As the temperatures rise, older adults become more vulnerable to heat-related health issues because their bodies don't cool down as quickly as younger people. "Sometimes, o...

Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention

Trainers' group warns summer's temperatures can also bring severe injury SUNDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- As the mercury continues to rise, people of all ages should take precautions to ward off heat-related illness while exercising, playing or taking part in any kind of physical ac...

Top Sex Experts Heat Up The Big Easy

NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The sex-event of the decade comes to spicy, steamy New Orleans when the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) celebrates its 40th Birthday at the Sheraton New Orleans, June 25th-30th. Could there be any better place to...

Sacramento Man Finished 100-Mile-Run in 100 Degree Heat to Secure Health Care for Uninsured Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the thermometer crept above the 100 degree mark, so did the expectation of a strong finish for Jason Harper's 100-mile-run for the children of inner-city Sacramento's roughest neighborhood. The Extra Mile Run was created by Harper to rai...

Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

Some antioxidants may protect people like athletes, soldiers from fatal temperature rise THURSDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The key to curing heat stroke may have been found in a genetic disorder that causes people under general anesthesia to suffer a deadly rise in body temperatur...

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Chattem Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products

QUINCY, Mass. Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USnewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, following a voluntary recall by Chattem, Inc., announced it is removing Icy Hot Heat Therapy products from sale. Chattem is recalling these products based on consumer reports of first, second and third degree ...

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Chattem Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products

LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Giant Food, following a voluntary recall by Chattem, Inc., announced it is removing Icy Hot Heat Therapy products from sale. Chattem is recalling these products based on consumer reports of first, second and third degree burns as well as skin ir...

Alexza and Autoliv Announce Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Agreement for Heat Packages Used in Single-Dose Staccato(R) System

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) and Autoliv ASP Inc., the North American subsidiary of Sweden-based Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIV), today announced the completion of a commercial manufacturing and supply agreement for ...

New Water-Based Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Defeats Heat and Humidity Issue

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rohm and Haas (NYSE: ROH) announced today that it has developed a new water-based acrylic adhesive, ROBOND(TM) Prohesion, used as a bonding alternative for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes for automobile interior applications like door pan...

Oral Thermometers Can't Assess Exercise Heat Stroke

Use a rectal thermometer instead, experts urge WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Oral thermometers and other standard methods can't accurately gauge core body temperatures in athletes with suspected heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a new study warns. Researchers say rectal thermometers do...

Taming Your Temper: Learning to Turn Down the Heat

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ --You're late for work, your toddler spilled jam on your suit and now your car won't start. How do you deal with the rising anger? Whether you brush it off and move on, or lash out in frustration, how you deal with anger affects not only yourself, but also your ...

How Seniors Can Beat the Heat

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older people are especially at risk from heat-related health problems such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion. With the heat wave we are currently experiencing, now is not the time to do chores, run errands or weed your garden. "Heat can be miserable...

News Flash on Hot Flashes: Soy Can Turn Down the Heat

Soy Isoflavones May Offer Relief from Menopausal Symptoms ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As baby boomer women age into their menopausal years, new research demonstrates that soy isoflavones may offer them dietary relief from hot flashes. Baby boomer women account for approximately 2...

Scorching Heat in Rajasthan Has Pushed the Sale of Beer to a Record High

Thirsty people as well as tourists are heading for the nearest beer bar or liquor outlet to quench their thirst with a chilled glass of beer . This is evident from the taverns in star-rated hotels in Jaipur which are packed with guzzlers. Over ninety percent of the bar occupants prefer beer...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping cool on hot, humid summer days is good advice for more reasons than sheer comfort. It's vital for good health - even staying alive. That's the message from the Pennsylvania Medical Society, warning young and old alike that heat stroke is a deadly illness to be avoided at all costs - even i...

Jharkhand Reeling Under Heat Wave

Jharkhand is reeling under a heat wave with no forecast for rains in the days to come . State capital Ranchi recorded 39.4 degree Celsius Sunday. The highest temperature this summer recorded in the city, which was was once the summer capital of Bihar before the state was bifurcated, was 40 ...

North India Reels Under Heat Wave

North India continued to reel under a scorching June sun with most areas recording temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius Friday and Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan at a searing 46.6 degrees. Weather officials said that rain clouds were nowhere in sight. Following close behind Sri Ganganagar ...

Sweltering Heat in Madhya Pradesh Claims Fifteen Lives

The summer sun continued to blaze down on Madhya Pradesh Tuesday, taking temperatures to more than 46 degrees Celsius in the northern parts of the state, as the heat wave claimed six more lives taking the toll to 15. The weather officials had no hope to offer, saying the hot weather would ...

Animals too Affected from Heat Wake in Jaipur

As Rajasthan reels under intense heat wave, animals too are affected by scorching temperatures . Dogs in Jaipur have been suffering heat strokes with as many as 50 canines being treated at veterinary hospitals everyday. Veterinarians say such extreme heat is not favourable for pets, ...

No Respite for Rajasthan from Heat Wave

Heat wave conditions continued to paralyse life in Rajasthan Monday as the mercury hovered between 40-45 degrees Celsius in most parts - well above normal.// The roads wore a deserted look with people preferring to stay indoors. The meteorological department said there would be no resp...
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