Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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10/22/2008
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk

Availability of cheap foods, larger portions changes dining behavior, Japanese study says

10/21/2008
Sex Partners Get STD Alerts by E-mail

Report shows 30,000 have used Internet service to handle delivery of delicate news

10/21/2008
Interventions to Promote Breast-Feeding Succeed

Education before and after birth helps new moms participate, task force says

10/21/2008
Inflammation, Coagulation Tied to Non-AIDS Deaths in HIV Cases

Some antiretroviral therapies boosted mortality from other diseases, study finds

10/21/2008
One-Quarter of Biologic Drugs Have Had Safety Issues

International analysis finds 11% issued 'black box' warnings by FDA

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/20/2008
Light-Activated Therapy Seems to Rejuvenate Aging Skin

Photosensitive med plus pulsed laser boosted collagen, study says

10/20/2008
HIV Can Re-Emerge From a Single Cell

Findings show patients should take their medications as prescribed

10/20/2008
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal

Findings suggest combo treatments less effective, more painful than singular procedures

10/20/2008
Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children

Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

10/20/2008
Education Helps Women Make Safer Tanning Choices

Instructional booklet altered attitudes about indoor salons

10/19/2008
Study Urges Low-Tech Solutions for Medical Errors

Color-coding system worked well in simulated emergency room situations

10/17/2008
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health

A quarter haven't seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

10/17/2008
Red Wine Compound May Slow Drinking-Linked Liver Condition

Mouse study suggests resveratrol impedes fatty buildup in the organ, which is linked to cirrhosis

10/17/2008
Occasional Smoking Still Does Damage

Study finds that less than a pack a week can impair arteries

10/17/2008
Scientists Hot on Trail of New Antibiotics

Natural compounds could mean faster treatments for TB, fight other drug-resistant bacteria

10/17/2008
Doctors Often Overestimate Patients' Health Literacy

Clients misunderstand written screening tools, but 'talking' computer program helped

10/17/2008
10/17/2008
Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer

Friday is National Mammography Day

10/17/2008
Disinfectants Can Boost Bacteria's Resistance to Treatment

Misuse of chemicals contributes to hospital-acquired infections, study says

10/16/2008
Fatness Boosts Inflammation in Body

But regular exercise may condition cells to respond more efficiently, study says

10/16/2008
Travel Was as Dangerous 500 Years Ago as Today: Study

Changing modes of transport have had little effect on unintentional injuries

10/15/2008
Web Site on Medical Research in Kids Launched

NIH-sponsored effort informs parents about safeguards in pediatric clinical trials

10/15/2008
U.S. Ranks 29th in Infant Mortality

Rate is 50% higher than national goal, CDC says

10/15/2008
Smoking Makes You Old Before Your Time

It even affects quality of life in those who quit, Finnish study reports.

10/14/2008
Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets

Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

10/14/2008
Heart Docs Often Fail to Order Tests Before Angioplasty

Cardiac stress tests show whether a patient even needs the procedure, experts say

10/14/2008
Too Much Sun, Too Few Antioxidants Spell Eye Trouble

The combination contributes to age-related macular degeneration, study finds

10/14/2008
Caffeine Consumption Doesn't Raise Overall Breast Cancer Risk

Large study did discover link with benign breast disease, or when tumor was larger

10/14/2008
Inactive Teens at Risk for More Behavioral Problems

Exercise reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety in adults, too, study says

10/14/2008
Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

10/14/2008
Death Rate 70% Lower at Top U.S. Hospitals

If all centers performed as well, over 237,000 lives might have been saved, survey finds

10/13/2008
Why Some Kids Are Bullied From the Start

Study finds early aggression, harsh parenting, economic status combine to make a victim

10/13/2008
Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory

Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

10/13/2008
Blood Pressure on the Rise in America

More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

10/13/2008
Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines for Youngsters Doubled

American Academy of Pediatrics raises daily recommended intake from 200 to 400 IUs

10/11/2008
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay

Simple exercises, staying hydrated best ways to avoid deep vein thrombosis, therapists say

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/10/2008
Liver Transplant Patients at Higher Cancer Risk

1 in 6 likely to develop some form of disease by 20 years after operation, study says

10/10/2008
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate

Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame

10/10/2008
Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims

CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

10/10/2008
Infliximab-Based Treatment Effective for Crohn's Patients

Remicade alone or in combo with azathioprine better for inflammatory disorder

10/9/2008
Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food

Finding could improve cancer, diabetes treatments, study suggests

10/9/2008
Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes

It helped older and younger patients, study says

10/9/2008
New Guidelines Make It Easy to Get Fit

U.S. government suggests weekly workouts can work

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/8/2008
New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed

Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

10/8/2008
New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers

Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

10/8/2008
Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law May Overlook Depressed Patients

Study finds 1 in 4 terminally ill not getting treatment that could influence decision

10/8/2008
Family Income Impacts Children's Health

Big gaps exist between states, and between poor, middle- and upper-class families, study finds