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Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants

...no epidemiological evidence to indicate that it is unsafe for it to fly during its first year. Contact: Professor Anthony Milner, Professor of Neonatology, United Medical and Dental School, St Thomas's Hospital, London...

Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air

...ne hour, five of the candles Nriagu tested emitted unsafe levels oflead into the air that measured greater than 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter. After five hours, the lead levels in an enclosed space ranged from an estimated0.21 to 65.3 micrograms per cubic meter. Candles produced in China and theUnited Sta...

The Dangers Of Advertising Drugs On The Internet

...tested or have even been evaluated as ineffective, unsafe or dangerous, by national authorities or medical societies. They found that companies deceive patients with their advertising messages and that by using "citations" from serious medical journals they lead people to believe that there is no danger i...

Safe Water, Medicines, Insecticides Greatest Needs After Mitch

...rateproblems such as diarrheal diseases because of unsafe water or food, as well asskin rashes, conjunctivitis, and other problems related to crowding. Leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by the urine or feces of rodents, can be aproblem in flooded areas as well, he said. A health threat that can developl...

Cautious evidence of third generation pill link to increase in thromboembolism

...It is not that third generation contraceptives are unsafe - it is just that we have something safer."...

Failures following HIV post-exposure prevention provide valuable lessons for warding off future infections

...i-viral drugregimes." Misconceptions can result in unsafe sexual practices, said Roland. Forexample, many people believe it is safe to have unprotected sex with a partnerwhose plasma viral load is undetectable. The amount of virus in genitalsecretions, however, is often unrelated to the amount of virus in...

Study finds problems with buying drugs on the Internet

...rrent laws providesafeguards against injuries from unsafe drugs and from the improper practice ofmedicine and pharmacy," says Jeffrey E. Shuren, MD, JD, of the FDA team."Illegitimate Web sites undermine this safety net." The FDA editorial cites potential problems with some Internet sites, such assale of pr...

HIV prevention program targets young gay men through social networks and peer support for safe sex

...primary partners decreased by 18 percent. The same unsafe practice with boyfriends decreased by 28 percent. ...ording to Kegeles. "Because young men engage in unsafe sexual behaviors for diverse reasons, interventions that focus solely on one level of factors will m...

Supplements that target fat loss … metals that protect themselves …

...ormer navy captain who was imprisoned for exposing unsafe disposal of nuclear wastes, will discuss radioactive contamination in his native land. (9 p.m.) Tuesday, August 22 New form of aspirin delivers therapeutic punch without side effects - A new form of aspirin that could eliminate stomach irritat...

Study of school 'connectedness' identifies adolescents at risk

...nts, a situation that places them at great risk of unsafe behavior and poor health. Fortunately, several of...onment is an important factor protecting them from unsafe behaviors, such as violence and substance abuse, and poor emotional and physical health," says Dr. B...

Free radicals mediate arsenic's harmful effects

.... Close to a million U.S. residents are exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic, especially in the Southwest, says Dr. Hei. And the problem is substantially worse in some other countries. One study showed arsenic contaminates 27 percent of drinking wells in certain parts of Bangladesh and India, at levels more ...

Six minority scholars selected for fellowship on health disparities

...rty, inequality, substandard housing, blighted and unsafe neighborhoods and inadequate education." Barbara Krimgold, director of the Kellogg Scholars program, said, "There is a dramatic need for minority scientists and policy makers not only to be represented but to take leadership roles in promoting good ...

Training for doctors improves screening for risk-taking in teens

...ors including use of alcohol and other substances, unsafe sexual practices and risky vehicle use. A routine pediatric checkup provides a wonderful opportunity for a pediatrician to ask important questions and counsel teens about behaviors that are just beginning, potentially preventing life-long habits from...

Road skills hint at 'motion blindness' of Alzheimer's

... 15 years and is studying ways to predict safe and unsafe drivers. She has found that a combination of three tests that measure concentration, ability to shift attention between tasks, and the ability to see and respond to useful information, pinpoints potentially dangerous drivers very well. The emotional...

UNC, Wake Forest scholars work to reduce crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina

...and were especially vulnerable on weekends. - felt unsafe in their neighborhoods and homes, particularly in urban areas. - tended to live in substandard housing easy to break into in poorer areas. - were victims of fraud by being overcharged for services and housing, not paid for work completed, sold faulty...

New report links birth defects, premature birth to being overweight before pregnancy

...ral deficiencies, unhealthy nutrition, exposure to unsafe food and water, and poor growth and development among children in the United States and worldwide. "This report is a blueprint of practical answers for a healthier tomorrow for people in the United States and around the world," says Dr. Deckelbaum. ...

Parenting News: More than one hour of TV a day may lead to violence, Science study suggests

...ach of the other factors, such as growing up in an unsafe neighborhood, and those who hadnt. If the rates were the same in both groups, it indicated that the experience in question didnt contribute to aggressive behavior. When the rates were different, the authors used a computer statistics program to sort ...

HIV infection among female injection drug users

...t least once a day, needing help to inject, having unsafe sex and having an HIV-positive partner. Among male participants, the independent predictors were: injecting cocaine more than once a day, being Aboriginal and borrowing needles.The authors say the findings point to the urgent need for sex-specific pr...

Teacher-led sex education of limited benefit

...etween 1993 and 1996. The programme aims to reduce unsafe sexual behaviours, reduce unwanted pregnancies, and improve the quality of sexual relationships. Twenty-five secondary schools and 5,854 pupils took part in the evaluation at follow-up. In comparison with conventional sex education, the SHARE program...

Air pollutants in low-income housing, child-care centers

...ncome households, and some child-care centers have unsafe levels of radon, lead and mold, according to a new study at Cornell University. "We found levels of pollutants in homes and child-care facilities that we should be concerned about," says Joseph Laquatra, associate professor of design and environmen...

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