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AUDIO from Medialink and Nationwide Children's Hospital: Bunk Beds Posing Safety Danger to Kids and Adults

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of us take sleeping safely and soundly for granted. But for anyone who has ever slept in a bunk bed, the safe part may not be so much of a sure thing. Listen to this report from Nationwide Children's Hospital at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?st...

Golden Staph- the super bug spreads, posing a major health risk.

Australia: Bugs have gotten really bugging, and drug resistant and added to this seem to bespreading like wild fire out of hospitals, becoming a deadly health menace, according to a warning issued by scientists. // Golden staph, which has been present in large hospitals for a good many years, is no...

Menopause pauses memory, posing unforgettable problems

Approaching Menopause? Losing your mind? Just pause and read this. A recent study reported in Boston at the Annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, // suggests that women approaching menopause might just get a bit unforgettable. That means they might have huge difficulties r...

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

A study published in the online version of Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that the herbal supplement ephedra, often used for weight loss or to boost energy, is posing a threat to people's health and experts are calling for authorities to ban or restrict access to the supplement. The stud...

Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work

...ic" limit, at which point coverage kicks in again. Studies show that seniors who hit the coverage gap start shirking on their medication regimens, posing serious risks for people with chronic conditions, Neuman observed. And while low-income seniors may qualify for subsidies to help pay the Part D pr...

Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

...medicines. The fake drug found in Ghana did not contain the active pharmaceutical ingredients of the Novartis Coartem product it was being sold as, posing a significant health threat to patients relying on the medication. This drug is an artemisinin-based combination therapy recommended by the World Heal...

Growth in African Medical Imaging Markets: Frost & Sullivan Examines the Potential

...South Africa, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Adverse economic conditions, the rising cost of healthcare and decreased donor funding to sub-Saharan Africa are posing major challenges to the medical imaging markets in many countries in the region. Price sensitivity and competition in these markets are expected to in...

Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

...misphere where the flu season is under way. Scientists are concerned the virus could mutate as it travels around the world, becoming more virulent and posing a greater health threat. What makes the H1N1 strain different from the typical seasonal flu is that about half of the people killed worldwide were ...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

... consume more than the recommended dose of these pain relievers in the mistaken belief that taking more will prove more effective against pain without posing health risks. Consumers may also not know that acetaminophen is present in many over-the-counter products, including remedies for colds, headaches and...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... consume more than the recommended dose of these pain relievers in the mistaken belief that taking more will prove more effective against pain without posing health risks. Consumers may also not know that acetaminophen is present in many over-the-counter products, including remedies for colds, headaches and...
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Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

... and public health professionals called for a moratorium on fluoridation programs across the country and asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.(7) In addition, over 2,430 professionals urge the U.S. Congress to stop fluoridation until Congressi...
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Kidney Diseases

...eys filter out excess toxic ... Course and treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease ... KIDNEY related diseases are posing a severe threat to people all over the world. ... As with hypertension, a person may not realise that he has kidney disease . ... Chronic kidn...
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Ocean 'dead zones' trigger sex changes in fish, posing extinction threat

Oxygen depletion in the world’s oceans, primarily caused by agricultural run-off and pollution, could spark the development of far more male fish than female, thereby threatening some species with extinction, according to a study published today on the Web site of the American Chemical Society jour...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

...atment plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable cement factories to reduce their CO 2 emissions and comply with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. These are the results of an environmental impact assessment. Dependency on oil and coal could be c...

Coral 'can't escape the heat'

...ins. If seawater acidifies only a few tenths of pH units further many corals, diatoms and shellfish will be unable to form their skeletons and shells, posing the risk of major extinctions and a threat to marine food chains. "It's getting to the point where, besides reducing our carbon emissions humanity...

Scientists gather to protect global food security from return of devastating wheat fungus

...stem rust. But these varieties are not resistant to a new strain of stem rust that emerged unexpectedly several years ago in Uganda and shows signs of posing a significant threat to wheat production worldwide. The site of the meeting in Ciudad Obregn is where Borlaug and his Mexican partners did much of...

Historical photographs expose decline in Florida's reef fish, new Scripps study finds

...e County Library in Key West. Hundreds of archived photographs, snapped by professional photographer Charles Anderson, depict sport fishing passengers posing next to a hanging board used to determine the largest "trophy fish" catches of the day. All of the photographs document sport fishing trips targeting ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 28, 2009

...th the width of a human hair, could decompose during normal use or after disposal. That decomposition could release toxic metals into the environment, posing a health risk to humans and animals. To explore this concern, the scientists exposed two common types of bacteria that serve as models of cell tox...

Stanford launches $100 million initiative to tackle energy issues

... Stanford need to focus their full talent on the greatest challenges facing the world today," Hennessy said. "Energy is certainly one of those issues, posing a threat to our economy, to national security and, through the use of fossil fuels, to our environment. Addressing the challenge of energy will requir...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 19, 2008

... that can cause nerve damage and birth defects in humans. The nation's 1,100 coal-burning power plants spew 48 tons of mercury into the air each year, posing an invisible but serious public health hazard, the article notes. To reduce that threat, federal regulators have proposed new restrictions on mer...

Biological invasions increasing due to freshwater impoundments, says CU-Boulder study

... trade and is now in 44 of the 48 contiguous states, causing changes in both vertebrate and invertebrate communities, said the team. Other invaders posing threats include the Eurasian spiny water flea -- which colonized the Great Lakes region in the 1980s and which affects lake diversity and fouls commer...

California's wildflowers are disappearing, new book by UCR ecologist cautions

... invasive plant species introduced by humans have devastated California's botanical heritage by destroying native flora, resulting in bad pastures and posing a fire hazard, a new book by a UC Riverside ecologist explains. "We need to recognize that California was not at all grasslands in the past," said ...
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New Colorectal Module From Simbionix Advances Laparoscopic Cancer Treatment

...ion, properly used, will significantly assist surgeons in mastering and perfecting their skills, in performing this critical cancer procedure, without posing a risk to patients during the learning process. The Laparoscopic Colorectal Procedure simulation joins the suite of training simulations available on ...

Advances in Detection Technology Drive the European Autoimmune Disease Diagnostics Market

...oting technology and product integration. However, the lack of clarity with regard to reimbursement policies for autoimmune diagnostic tests persists, posing a challenge to market expansion. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan...

ZyGEM and DIAGNOTEC Collaborate on Diagnostics for Detecting a Devastating Virus Attacking Salmon

... regions, including Chile, Norway and Scotland. IPNV can be easily transmitted through contact with infected water and then passed along to offspring, posing a threat to the fast-growing $70 billion worldwide fish farming industry* and to wild fish stocks. Vigilance in detection of the virus and prompt dest...

Increased Drug Related Cardiac Toxicity Leads Gwathmey Preclinical Testing Services to Create Novel Cardionomics(TM) Services for Preclinical Cardiac Safety Screening of Drug Candidates

...perience in navigating the FDA field. "The Cardionomics Services and Advisory Board provide a unique approach and solution to prevent new drugs from posing cardiac risk. This kind of original and innovative thinking is typical of Dr. Gwathmey, who has been at the forefront of heart failure research for ov...

Celebrities and Notables From the Worlds of Film, Television, Music and Sports Join Lifetime Television's 13th Annual Multi-Platform 'Stop Breast Cancer For Life' Campaign

...executive Cara Stein; Welcome to Your Crisis bestselling author Laura Day with ABC News Executive Producer Jessica Stedman Guff; Fran Drescher posing to underscore the support she is offering women in her new Cancer Schmancer Movement; Daisy Fuentes advocating for her mother, a 20-year s...

NameProtect and MasterCard unite to combat online fraud, phishing

... technology to identify online credit-card trading rings, phishing scams and other forms of payment fraud. Phishing describes the act of an individual posing as an authority figure, usually a bank IT representative, in an e-mail that directs customers to a bogus Web site to submit their financial data. Name...

Ten signs tell you to look for a new tech job

...eing paranoid, they think the boss will think they're weird and it will taint their relationship. That's incorrect. There is absolutely no downside to posing the question directly. Unfortunately, your gut is very reliable. You're not paranoid. If you perceive weirdness, it's highly likely that it's there. A...

How low (tech) must you go?

...Dorito-munching, Dew-swilling hackers but instead, folks on the inside, culinary habits unknown. In one case a bank gave its customer list to some one posing as a private investigator, (Open a new account, get a background check!) who then turned around and sold it to collection agencies. In another case, a...

The end of technology history

...inertia as innovation. Users will invent uses we never imagined or intended for our technology creations. In all of that creativity, however, who's posing the questions and who's responding gets turned on its head. When the palm handheld first gained wide acceptance, it did so by asking the oh-so-compell...

Wisconsin scientists to be recognized for innovative biofuel technology

... Professor Dumesic posing with the recently developed APR reactor UW-Madison Chemical and Biological Engineering Madison, Wis. In 2002, UW stem cell pioneer James Thomson...
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