Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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9/23/2008
Nasal Insulin Won't Shield At-Risk Kids From Diabetes

The treatment had no effect in keeping the disease at bay, researchers say

9/23/2008
U.S. Abortion Rate at 30-Year Low

Many abortions are among older mothers and minority women, report says

9/22/2008
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk

Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says

9/22/2008
Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk

Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

9/22/2008
Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke

They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

9/21/2008
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents

Whether it's raking leaves or climbing ladders for repairs, work safe

9/20/2008
Sports Eye Injuries Leading Cause of Blindness in Youths

But safety glasses can cut injury risk by 90%, vision expert says

9/19/2008
'Healthy Fat' Chemical Aids Body's Metabolism

Mouse study uncovers new class of hormones that could reverse obesity-related disease

9/19/2008
Parental Involvement in School Has Its Limits

Overprotective moms and dads need to learn when to let go, expert says

9/19/2008
FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval

9/18/2008
Mom's Diet Can Alter Genes to Raise Babies' Asthma Risk

Supplement use may be behind doubling of respiratory disease in last 25 years, study suggests

9/18/2008
Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier

Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

9/18/2008
Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth

Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

9/18/2008
School-Based Efforts Boost Kids' Fruit, Vegetable Intake

Biggest difference maker was repeated exposure through taste testing, study says

9/17/2008
Daycare Infants Less Likely to Develop Asthma

Finding backs 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposure to germs confers protective effect

9/17/2008
Premixed Insulin May Offer Better Blood Sugar Control

Study compared these formulations to long-acting insulin and other medications

9/17/2008
Medicare Advantage Plans Get Lion's Share of Insurers' Ad Dollars

Analysis finds comprehensive packages touted 3 times as often as stand-alone drug offerings

9/17/2008
Stress Disorder Affects 20% of Intensive Care Patients

Prior history of mental health problems, sedative use contribute to risk, study says

9/17/2008
Health Tip: Booster Seat Safety

When your child outgrows the car seat

9/16/2008
3-D MRI Helps Detect Patients at High Risk for Stroke

Technique accurately found bleeding within walls of diseased carotid arteries

9/16/2008
Survival Rate Little Changed With Aortic Valve Disorder

Young adults with the common congenital heart defect don't have worse outcomes, study says

9/16/2008
Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging

Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

9/16/2008
Plastic Chemical Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes

Bisphenol A previously associated with developmental problems in fetuses

9/16/2008
Researchers Suppress 'Hunger Hormone'

Minimally invasive procedure in pigs produced effect similar to bariatric surgery

9/15/2008
Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer

Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

9/15/2008
Drug Treatment for Osteoporosis Patients Urged

Bisphosphonates can be first-line therapy, particularly for those with hip fracture risk, physicians' group says

9/14/2008
Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority

9/13/2008
Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble

And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

9/13/2008
Changes in Seniors' Sleep Patterns Need Attention

Disrupted rest lasting more than 2 weeks should be brought up with doctor, expert says

9/12/2008
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries

September is vision safety awareness month, and group offers tips to prevent accidents

9/12/2008
Majority of College Students Report Backpack-Related Pain

Shoulders, neck and back most affected, but group says smart loading could cut stress

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

9/11/2008
Bacterial Infections May Be Overlooked in SIDS Cases

Toxins could cause 'chemical storm' in infants resulting in death, research suggests

9/10/2008
Survival Rates Improve for Kids With Blood Cancers

Advancements in treatment likely behind continued upswing, study concludes

9/10/2008
Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors

Users mostly seek preventive care or assistance with easy-to-treat illnesses, study says

9/10/2008
Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term

A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds

9/10/2008
9/11's Health Effects Lingered for Years

Injured, workers and passersby developed psychological, respiratory woes, latest NYC report finds

9/10/2008
Patient-Centered 'Medical Home' Models Lag in Key Areas

Efforts to put primary-care docs in charge of treatments face hurdles, study finds

9/10/2008
Scratched Surfaces May Trap Bacteria During Food Processing

Studies examine new countertop materials, cleaners to cut contamination

9/9/2008
Formula Samples Hinder Breast-Feeding Efforts

Despite recommendations from various groups, many hospitals still giving them to new moms

9/9/2008
Med School Diversity May Help Whites Care Better for Minorities

Findings urge push for broad-based admission policies that reflect ethnic variety

9/9/2008
Study Probes Why Smokers Find It Hard to Quit

When not in a state of craving, they may underestimate intensity of future urge to light up

9/9/2008
CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections

Well-informed parents are a child's best defense, official says

9/9/2008
Lung Cancer Rates Among Nonsmokers Not on the Rise

International study debunks some commonly held beliefs about this type of cancer

9/9/2008
Serotonin Transporter Levels May Explain Winter Blues

More of brain chemical removed in fall and winter, when there's less sunlight, study finds

9/9/2008
Air Pollution Harms Patients After Heart Attack

Particles can cripple heart's electrical functioning, researchers say

9/8/2008
Fall Risk Higher in Older Women Who Sleep Less

And medications do little to influence the link, study finds

9/8/2008
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe

Most hurt by other children wielding club while playing away from course, study says

9/8/2008
Fewer College Kids Smoking, But Industry Tactics a Threat

Tobacco firms spend $1M a day sponsoring campus events, giveaways, lung association says

9/8/2008
Under-the-Skin Blood Sugar Monitor Boosts Diabetes Control

Device sends out readings every 5 minutes round the clock, researchers say