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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. Seniors fac...

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 the bigge...

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 consuming fo...

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 Parenthood's income" 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 access to health care for all children in jeopardy because the budget eliminates the bipartisan Children's Graduate ...
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