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Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size

... of the international Population Council, said in the news release. Although the researchers did not find a direct link, the study adds more to the pile of evidence against phthalate exposure, which has already been associated with damage to endocrine function. Phthalates are found in many common house...

Will Face Masks Protect Against Swine Flu?

...The swine flu is a reminder of how quickly a pandemic can be upon us." Hanson continued, "Obviously, there are concerns that other countries may stock pile masks for their own citizens. Since our masks are manufactured in the United States we are ready to supply US citizens with large quantities of masks...

Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's

...nd his colleagues tried to find a way to reduce the build-up of proteins in brain cells stricken by the disease. Essentially, Krainc said, proteins pile up in the cells and cause problems. "It's like trash that doesn't get picked up in a crowded apartment," he said, "If you don't remove trash, it event...

Don't Sacrifice Style Because of Sweat

...aring silk or even solid colors, like gray, for fear of noticeable underarm sweat marks, you pick patterns over solids to hide the issue, or typically pile on layers to mask the waterworks going on underneath, then perspiration is controlling your fashion choices. This isn't uncommon for people with ...

Economy Got You Down? Use The Principles Of Positive Psychology

...tasking is the enemy of savoring. If you're walking the dog on a beautiful path but checking your phone for messages, you're missing the moment. Don't pile on so much stimulation that you dilute your ability to enjoy it. Celebrate. Don't keep the good moments of life to yourself. Let yourself be happy...

Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

...e must have learned that during displays he would run out of things to throw and, from this, he must have extrapolated that it would be good to have a pile of projectiles at the ready." "Apes in captivity enjoy pelting visitors and the excited shrieks and laughs they get as a reaction, which they do on...

New Aflac Commercial Asks, 'Who Dun It?'

...ng a woman who had an accident and cannot go to work. After a momentary loss of power the lights return, and the injured woman finds herself holding a pile of cash leaving the entire group to ask, -- "who dun it?" The ad continues with each of the friends wondering who provides money when someone is hurt...

Combined Insurance Encourages Consumers to Assess Insurance Plans and Protection During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

...pecific policy, consumers can help ease the stress of financial worry by arming themselves with added protection against the mounting bills that often pile up during the course of treatment," notes Mills. Mills adds, "Selecting the right partner to provide such cancer care protection is als...

Kidney Cars Celebrates America Recycles Day

...atistic and join the thousands who have gone green for the cause. The foundation says that parting with your hunk of tin this fall can even earn you a pile of cash or the drive of your life. Give it up and you may hit the jackpot as the charity celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Kidney Cars Program wi...

Medical Debt Sending Many Over Financial Brink

...and potential heart problems, Deborah's connective tissue disorder and fallen arches, and their kids' various scrapes and stumbles led them to amass a pile of credit card debt and forced them to refinance the mortgage on their house -- which they now are having trouble paying. Keith, once a plant manag...

Combined Insurance Encourages Women to Assess Insurance Plans and Protection During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

...pecific policy, consumers can help ease the stress of financial worry by arming themselves with added protection against the mounting bills that often pile up in the course of breast cancer treatment. One can focus on getting better, not the cost of getting sick," adds Mills. According to the Ame...

9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

...re psychological distress, according to the study, published in the Journal of Urban Health . Rescue and recovery workers who worked on the debris pile had the highest rate of new asthma (6 percent), while the PTSD rate was highest among injured (35 percent), low-income (31 percent) and Hispanic (30 p...

After Fits and Starts, New Hope for Psoriasis Patients

...e body in 28 to 30 days. A psoriatic skin cell takes just three to four days to mature and move to the surface, and, instead of falling off, the cells pile up and form lesions. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. Biologics are made from hu...

Inaugural Big Expedition for Cancer Research Encounters Mountain As Challenging As Finding a Cure for Cancer

...summit pyramid had looked majestic and solid granite from a distance, but in reality, it was like stacks of china teetering in the wind ... just a big pile of rocks. Every step was a balancing act. We were comfortable that (turning around) was the right decision. We had met the challenge and found it to b...

Two Categories of Information Are Key in Seeking SSDI Benefits

... other related benefits. Category Two: Your Medical History If someone is permanently disabled, then it’s likely he or she already has a pile of medical paperwork, records and bills at home. Dealing with healthcare expenses and making financial decisions is a hassle, but applying for SSDI ...

Big Expedition Ends Peak 8290 Attempt 500 Feet From the Summit

...cended closer to the rock pyramid at the top of the mountain. What they realized as they crossed the 7000 foot level was that this mountain was "a big pile of rocks". The Northeast ridge and its summit pyramid had looked majestic from a distance, but in reality "it was like stacks of china teetering in th...

Randone Trasylol Lawsuit Profiled on CBS' '60 Minutes'

...tamination throughout the eastern United States, as well as over ten thousand plaintiffs suffering toxic exposure injuries after working on the debris pile at the site of the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attacks. For more information contact: Marc Jay Bern, Senior Partner Napo...

Peacetime use of radioisotopes at Oak Ridge cited as Chemical Landmark

...y, was built during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project; it was the site of the worlds first operational nuclear reactor, called the Clinton pile or the Graphite Reactor. But the end of hostilities in August 1946 left the fate of the lab in doubt as it was not at all clear whether the government...

6 simple steps to protect against and stop the spread of noroviruses

...contact with a sick person is not required to contaminate soft surfaces. The norovirus can spread from a contaminated pillowcase to a clean towel in a pile of laundry. To disinfect laundry, wash with hot water and dry on high. Add bleach to wash if heavily soiled with vomit or feces. Contain Outbreaks ...

'InvoiceCHECK' Cuts Prescription Benefit Waste

... TRICAST President. "If there are any discrepancies in your contract pricing or your plan design, we find them every two weeks instead of letting them pile up over a year and then doing a big, retrospective audit." This exciting new product uses TRICAST analytics and proprietary software applications to...

Bellevue Dentist Gives a Thumbs Up to Britney Spears' Smile

...over and when asked what type of smile she wanted, she popped out of her purse, cut out images of some of our celebrity stars and right on top of that pile was ... you guessed it, "Britney Spears !!!" says Alberta E. Quaidoo DDS of Bellevue, WA. A practicing General and Cosmetic Dentist for the last eigh...

NIH awards $10.8M to Columbia to study connection between diabetes and heart disease

...crophages, the white blood cells that accumulate in the cholesterol-laden plaques in arteries of patients with atherosclerosis. Those dead macrophages pile up to form what Dr. Tabas calls a macrophage graveyard or necrotic core causing plaque rupture. The rupture can stimulate the formation of clots that ...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...rs' two surviving daughters were being cared for by family members. On Tuesday, a cousin of Scott Showalter's questioned whether runoff from a pile of brewer's grain had accelerated the formation of the gas. Scott Showalter had been using the grain to feed his cattle. "It rained, and some ...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

...assano, a mutation in the gene may weaken a cells ability to degrade cellular waste products, including bacteria. When unprocessed waste products pile up within the cell, they may stimulate the inflammatory response that characterizes Crohns disease. Although much research remains to b...

Excessive Use of Cosmetics Leads to Adverse Effects on the Body

... Women, across the globe, use a vast range of cosmetics everyday to look their best, but this excessive use is leading to a chemical pile up in their bodies. A new study has found that women who use make-up every day are soaking up nearly 5lb of chemicals a year into their bodies...

Make Up Unhealthy for Skin

...loodstream. Women, across the globe, use a vast range of cosmetics everyday to look their best, but this excessive use is leading to a chemical pile up in their bodies. Many use over 20 different beauty products per day while nine out of 10 apply make-up which is past its expiry date. It is also be...

Living With Stress

... Massages Danzae Pace says, 'Stress is the trash of modern life - we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.' The choice is yours after all, its your life. ...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

... The city is already under pressure to re-examine the deaths of people like James Zadroga, 34, a New York police detective who worked at the debris pile in the months after the towers fell. Although a New Jersey pathologist who conducted an autopsy last year concluded that Detective Zadroga's death was...

Emotional Stress Could Be a Factor in Causing Alzheimers: Study

...ic stress by repeating the procedure every day for two weeks, the modification lasted long enough to let tau molecules tumble off the cytoskeleton and pile up in insoluble heaps of protein. During the study, the researchers genetically engineered mice to lack either CRFR1 or CRFR2. And s...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

...ecycling chain. Yet one must also remember that the metal casing makes up most of a PC's weight. The recycling rate for metals in the electronic scrap pile amounts to more than 95 percent. Roughly 10 percent of the weight is used energetically, meaning that the material is burned. Many manufacturers...

Indian Doctors Return Home from Britain, More on the Way

... new rules issued in April 2006 were applied, there would be practically two shortlists for the NHS posts - one of British and EU citizens and another pile of Indian and other overseas doctors. "We will need to apply for a stay order only if the department of health (DoH) does not agree to hold the ...

'Super Bowl': The Super Buffet Table

...hicken wings buffet. The party was actually a study, and during the game waitresses bussed the chicken bones from half of the tables, or they let them pile up on people's plates. Sports fans eating off of clean plates ate 43% more chicken wings than those whose bones stayed on their plates. 'These le...

Health commission in a tight spot over delays in NHS complaints investigation

...s about their experience with NHS//, which the commission has heavily fallen back on meeting the deadline. The Healthcare Commission has a huge pile of 3000 cases yet to investigated, which makes up almost 55% of the total number of complaints given to the commission. Marcia Fry, head of the...

Heart Tick for Fast Foods in Australia

... Australians who gobble down too much take-away food and pile on weight will soon be able to determine what's healthy and what's not.// The National Heart Foundation's tick is a label that will be given to su...

India preparing to counteract bird flu threat

.... Dr. Anbumani said the Government would be starting manufacturing influenza vaccine and anti-viral drugs. The minister said that we couldn’t stock pile vaccines as westerners as we are not sure about which kind of strain will be causing an infection in India. Mr. Anbumani explained. "When the need ari...

A cup of coffee could hamper your diet

...purest" form has no fat and no calories whatsoever. However, the accompaniments with coffee like cream and flavoured syrup can add on to calories that pile up on your waistline. Those delicious chocolate or blended coffee drinks can add up to 500 calories or more. Here is a list of add-ons and their effec...

Mild Depression may guard aged women

... Contravening a pile of evidence to the contrary, researchers reported, that mild depression may probably protect elderly women from premature death. Researchers at Duke U...
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