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Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk

...cle acknowledges that smoking during pregnancy can endanger the fetus, but casts doubt on the published scientific finding that secondhand smoke increases the risk of sudden infant death -- a finding highlighted in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and reinforced by the California Environmental...

Risks from labor after prior cesarean delivery low, study reports

...c, rupture may result in heavy bleeding, which can endanger the lives of both mother and baby. In some cases, the bleeding may be so severe that a hysterectomy must be performed. However, repeat Cesarean delivery also may carry risks beyond those posed by delivering vaginally after a prior cesarean del...

News briefs from the Journal CHEST, December 2004

...e in behaviors that may cause asthma flare-ups and endanger their health than asthmatics without FMD, according to a new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, GA. Researchers surveyed 15,080 asthmatics and found that those with FMD, classified as 14 or more...

Study: Physical activity in middle age cuts risk of early death

... especially if they have conditions or habits that endanger their hearts, like diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking. The study, based on data from 9,611 older adults, shows that those who were regularly active in their 50s and early 60s were about 35 percent less likely to die in the next eight years than...

Seniors reduce or discontinue medications when faced with gap in drug coverage, UCLA study shows

...eir medications altogether--a situation that could endanger their health, according to a new study co-authored by a UCLA researcher. In a study of 1308 seniors with a yearly cap on drug benefits, 24 percent of seniors who used up their benefit two-and-a-half to six months before the end of the year said they...

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

...double vision or abdominal pain. Preeclampsia can endanger the lives of mothers and babies, and is a common reason for premature birth, Patrick said. Researchers examined 85 white women and 78 black women who gave birth at Magee-Womens Hospital. Thirty-four white women and 26 black women had preeclampsia. T...

Light-sensitive gloves reduce risk of germ transfer

... microspheres, could prevent infections that might endanger already vulnerable patients, he added. Another benefit of the chlorine dioxide-impregnated gloves (which should not cost significantly more than regular gloves) is that they won't lead to the advent of "super-germs" as antibacterial soaps and cleaner...

Foundation trusts threaten core NHS principles

...creation of foundation trusts by the UK government endanger one of the founding principles of the NHS - to provide equal care for equal need, argue doctors in this week's BMJ. The new Health and Social Care Bill abolishes government control of NHS trusts by turning them into foundation trusts - competing inde...

New Mayo Clinic approach to kidney transplants means more patients can be successfully transplanted

...t's not much -- not real positive -- not enough to endanger the transplant." Filtering out antibodies from the patient's blood to create a less hostile environment for the donor kidney so it can adapt. Using the idea of a wide array of antibodies that have a shallow effect -- amounts that are tiny but still ...

Desperation drives patients

...they cannot discuss it with their physician it can endanger their lives. "Be open," said Professor Ernst. "People with cancer are desperate for treatment and will try anything. You would probably do the same!", he told delegates. Many forms of complementary and alternative medicines are promoted as a preven...

Reproductive tourism: Italy faces 'womb drain' as ART becomes better in other European countries

...ls would lead to a reduction in efficacy and would endanger the safety of the mothers and babies. Once Italian women realise this they will go to other countries for ART a womb drain that would reverse the current direction in reproductive tourism." Dr Nygren and Dr Anders Nyboe Andersen, Head of the Fertil...

Rising ammonia emissions attributed to cars, not livestock

...r Clean Air Act standards on the grounds that they endanger human health. Opposition to EPA's proposed regulation led to a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this term. Until now, scientists believed that decomposition of livestock waste was the main source of atmospheric ammonia, according t...

War on bacteria could leave drug-resistant strains unchecked

... if not all of today's antibiotics, we unwittingly endanger global health." Levy's presentation is being made today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, a meeting organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Society for Microbiology, the Council of Sta...

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products

...e 106 in the final program.) Do drug residues endanger human health? Regulations are in place around the world to deal with the environmental fate of human and animal drugs, says researcher Ranga Velagaleti, formerly with ABC Laboratories in Columbia, Mo., now with BASF in Shreveport, La. The most commo...

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