Risky driving puts P-platers at high danger of crash
Australia's largest study of young drivers has shown that risky driving habits are putting young drivers at a significantly increased risk of crashing, irrespective of their perceptions about road safety. The study surveyed 20,000 young drivers and examined their crashes reported to police. Young ...
Obama Puts Politics Before Principle in Abortion Coverage, Says Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice President
WASHINGTON , July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice:
Overhauling our health care system is a moral imperative; we are failing as a nation to ca...
'Keep Up With Checkups' Puts Prevention First
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Encouraging parents to get their young children in for regular "well child" visits is the goal of a new program announced by the Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP) and its seven Medicaid Care Coordination Plans. The Medicaid plans serve f...
Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest
It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim
FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Pop star Michael Jackson probably did not die on Thursday of a heart attack but perhaps something even more deadly -- sudden cardiac arrest, experts say.
It's not yet c...
Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls
After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds
TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- About 69 million Americans over age 40 have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that causes dizziness and makes them up to 12 times more likely to suffer a seri...
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough
Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds
TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to children who are immunized against whooping cough, those who aren't vaccinated are 23 times more likely to get the infection -- a finding that shows the dang...
Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection
May 26, 2009 (DENVER) Children of parents who refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study led by a vaccine research team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Institute for Health Research.
The study will appear in the...
Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
Unvaccinated children are 23 times more likely to get infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, than those who are immunized
Go here to watch a video about the study and hear from the lead author and a mom: http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/videos/index.html
DENVER, May 26...
Pakistan Crisis Puts Pregnant Women At Increased Risk
UNFPA Launches Emergency Appeal for Maternal Health Care for the Displaced
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan and UNITED NATIONS, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pakistani women uprooted by fighting in the Swat Valley have critical health needs that relief operations must urgently address, says UNFPA, the...
Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk
Study finds most booster seats are installed incorrectly or misused
FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of children's booster car seats may be improperly installed or are being misused, a new analysis shows.
Researchers evaluated 564 children using booster seats at f...
New Quarterly Magazine Launched by Red Bloom Media LLC Puts the Health and Wellness of Mothers Front and Center
Well Now Magazine, a first of its kind publication, is packed with inspiring success stories, motivating tips, expert advice, and a refreshingly new image of healthy, happy, and fit moms.
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bloom Media LLC announces the launch of Well Now Magazine, ...
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients
Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach
FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies show that specific training and tools can help young doctors do a better job of prescribing medications for their elderly patients.
The Alzheimer's Project HBO Documentary Puts Spotlight On Alzheimer's Disease; Premiere Screening at the Hennepin County Library in Downtown Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota in collaboration with the Hennepin County Library is premiering the "Caregivers" segment of The Alzheimer's Project on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hennepin County Central Library. The screening will ...
The Alzheimer's Project HBO Documentary Puts Spotlight on Alzheimer's Disease; North Dakota Family Featured
MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease is gaining awareness as its reach grows to include more than 5.3 million Americans living with the disease. Previously unknown, misunderstood or hidden in the home, people living with Alzheimer's -- along with a family from Ti...
Highmark Puts Employee Health First on National Walk@Lunch Day
National Initiative Turns a Working Lunch into a Walking Lunch April 29
PITTSBURGH, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Walking one mile a day burns about 100 calories; and, to burn the calories in an average candy bar, a person would need to walk the length of a football field 33 times. Experts agree ...
AcneHeroes.com Puts Focus on Skin Care for Prom
Web Site Teams Up with AnnaLynne McCord and Dr. Jeanine Downie to Provide Skin Care Tips and Expert Advice to Look and Feel Your Best by Prom Night
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AcneHeroes.com, a leading Web site that offers a wide array of information on acne and skin...
Digital album puts focus on kids' health
Modern moms and dads snap thousands of photos, recording every drooling smile and flailing attempt to crawl. Until now, this frenzy of activity could be one more thing distracting parents from monitoring their child's health and developmental progress.
Now Julie Kientz at the University of Wash...
Blue Cross Puts New Online Shopping Tool in Hands of Consumers
Care Comparison reveals price, value of common elective medical procedures
EAGAN, Minn., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers can now easily find accurate health care cost and quality information through Care Comparison(R), a new online tool introduced today by Blue Cross and Blue Sh...
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs
Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says
FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Being big around the middle can put the squeeze on your lungs, according to French researchers who studied more than 120,000 people.
It was already known that abdominal obesit...
Texas Health Dallas' New Intensivist Program Puts Critical-Care Specialists in the ICU - All the Time
DALLAS, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is the first major medical center in North Texas to implement an intensivist program that puts
the care of ICU patients under the guidance of board-certified critical care physicians, who directly oversee patient c...
AFB Survey Finds Drug Labeling Puts People with Vision Loss at Serious Medical Risk
Legally blind parents almost miss dangerous pharmacy error in child's medication; young man is hospitalized because he could not see insulin labels; small print on labels causes grandmother to confuse medications
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Would you feel safe taking a do...
FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
Prescription products, used to prep for colonoscopy, may harm the kidneys, agency says; non-prescription treatments also will get warnings
THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Two prescription drugs used to cleanse the bowel before a colonoscopy may cause kidney damage, the U.S. Food ...
Baking Expert Puts Health in the Holidays With Canola Oil
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indulging with less guilt is easy this holiday season. Simply substitute canola oil for other oils or solid fat in recipes to replace "naughty" saturated fat with "nice" unsaturated fat. This especially applies to baking, which results in many...
Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs
Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says
THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls treated for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) become highly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sometimes just weeks or months aft...
Obama Puts Healthcare, Economic Relief for Middle Class First in Prime-Time Special
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by SEIU
Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger on Barack Obama's prime-time special:
"We're at a defining moment. In six days, voters will head to the polls
to choose a president who will be responsible for rescuing our nation from
New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults
While savvy seniors shop smarter, young adults seek prescription for
savings amid ailing economy
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Contrary to
popular belief that seniors are hit the hardest when it comes to the recent
economic crisis, a new survey from Medco Health Solu...
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...
Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain
OAK BROOK, Ill. The simple application of a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some women experience during mammography exams, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the online edition of Radiology .
"We now have something that we know reduces discomfort wi...
Gene Mutation Puts Some Kids at Risk for Tobacco Addiction
Having 2 copies of variant, puffing before age 17 boosted odds for being heavy smoker
THURSDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain common genetic variations that affect their nicotine receptors seem to be at higher risk for becoming life-long nicotine addicts if they begin...
Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk
Those living closer to busy streets were 50% more likely to develop symptoms
THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- A child's risk of developing allergies increases by up to 50 percent from pollution caused by traffic, a rate that increases the closer the child grows up next to major r...
Lack of health surveillance system puts Canada at risk
OTTAWA, ONTARIO Canada can lead in helping countries implement the International Health Regulations (IHR) that govern the global response to public health emergencies, but it must first get its house in order, writes Dr. Kumanan Wilson http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.080516 in CMAJ ( Can...
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Math converts two systems into better measurement, study says
SATURDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found a mathematical relationship between two common blood glucose measurements that can help diabetics better monitor their condition.
An international study, publish...
Family History of Alcoholism Puts Student Drinkers at Risk
They're more likely to continue abuse after college as well as face behavioral problems
WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- College students with a "dense" family history of alcoholism have the highest risk of alcohol-use disorders, a U.S. study says.
While most university stude...
Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk
About 12 percent already are deficient, study finds,,,,
TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- At least 40 percent of American infants and toddlers aren't getting enough vitamin D, according to researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston.
Twelve percent of the youngest children in ...
SDSU Study Reveals Eating at Friends and Family's Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Obesity
SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More time spent eating away from home
could put kids at higher risk for obesity, according to a San Diego State
University study published in this month's research journal "Obesity."
SDSU public health researcher Guadalupe X. Ayala has found that
US unemployment having impact on kids' health-care coverage -- and that puts their health at risk
CINCINNATI -- Two new studies conducted by researchers at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center point to the negative impact of parental job loss on childrens healthcare and the importance of having continuous health insurance coverage to meet childrens healthcare needs and reduce healthcar...
U.S. Unemployment Having Impact on Kids' Health Care Coverage - and That Puts Their Health at Risk
Studies Demonstrate That Children Have Unmet Health Needs When Parents Lose Insurance
CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies conducted by
researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center point to the
negative impact of parental job loss on ...
Government Puts $114 Million in Planned Parenthood Savings Account
Jim Sedlak: "Taxpayer money represents 33 percent of Planned
WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is absolutely
incredible," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, "but
the annual report just released by Planned Parenthood Federation of...
Deficit in Brain Function Puts Teens at Risk of Drug Abuse
Frontal cortex at center of ability to control impulsive responses, study finds
WEDNESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Teens at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder have deficits in frontal brain activation, a U.S. study concludes.
The researchers used functional MRI to s...
Bush Budget Puts Future of Health Care for All Children in Jeopardy, According to National Pediatric Groups
Budget Kills Funding for Children's Physicians
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Bush will
release his Fiscal Year 2009 budget on Monday. In it he puts
health care for all children in jeopardy because the budget eliminates the
bipartisan Children's Graduate ...