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Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...hildren, we are left to await the next epidemic to warn us about an environmental disaster. Unfortunately, by then we will have once again fouled our nest." ...

Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'

... makes this a population health concern. They also warn that major limitations in the published trials may have led to underestimates of the risk of suicide attempts. The second study reviewed 477 trials submitted by drug companies to the safety review of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory A...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

...ay 17 February) in Annals of Oncology. The authors warn that the ageing of the European population means that these figures will continue to rise, even if incidence and mortality rates for specific age groups remain constant. They also say that it is vital to make a major assault on the four biggest kille...

British conservatives should beware of Australian health service reforms

...the United Kingdom. But experts in this week's BMJ warn that the effects of its reforms are not all beneficial and ask what can British and European conservatives learn from an Australian colleague who has deliberately sought to enhance the role of the private sector? The Australian prime minister, John H...

HIV infection still on the rise

... failing to stem the rising rate of HIV infection, warn two senior doctors in an editorial in this week's BMJ. An estimated 38 million people worldwide, including over 2 million children, are now infected with HIV, and a record 4.8 million became infected in 2003. The underlying reason for this continuin...

Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors

...spose of previously detected toxins and accurately warn of new toxins' presence. Shi's engineering collaborator, Zhong Lin Wang from Georgia Institute of Technology, provided single crystals of tin oxide as thin as 10 nanometers, and with the ability to rapidly recover from chemical exposure. The researc...

Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find

...mily members and doctors, Beach and his colleagues warn in their paper, titled "Risk Factors for Potentially Harmful Informal Caregiver Behavior." In such cases, they say, the couple should be screened and, if troublesome signs are found, possibly targeted for intervention. Prior research, some conducted ...

New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts

...dresses created exclusively for The Heart Truth to warn women of their number one health threat. Modeling these one-of-a-kind designs are some of the world's most recognized stars including Sheryl Crow, Venus Williams, Christie Brinkley, Paula Abdul, Debi Mazar, Rachel Hunter, and Elettra Rossellini, amo...

Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading

...e out of hospital may be based on misleading data, warn researchers in this week's BMJ . The new plans ai...rventions to reduce admissions is needed, and they warn that the effectiveness of admission avoidance schemes cannot be judged by tracking admission rates w...

Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research

...tanley Sue, PhD (University of California, Davis), warn of the danger of the imprecise measure of race as a research determinate. "Geneticists and social and behavioral scientists and clinicians must recognize how their own unclear use of race creates havoc for scientific, clinical, and health policy ente...

How to avoid the health risks of Hajj

...Mecca for Hajj. But two doctors in this week's BMJ warn that the Hajj carries considerable health risks if the pilgrim is unprepared. Hajj, the journey to the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, is a once in a lifetime obligation for all adult Muslims who are physically and financially able. Each year, more than two ...

Secondhand smoke linked to cervical cancer

...evidence that should encourage smokers to quit and warn non-smokers who live with smokers to decrease their secondhand smoke exposure. Exposure to secondhand smoke can be reduced, and taking steps to reduce exposure may help to prevent cervical cancer," said Dr. Alberg....

New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals

.... But for now, based on the new study, the authors warn that the "failure to rescue" and "death in low-mortality diagnosis-related groups" standards should not be used to measure the safety of children's care. The team also strongly cautions that their analysis showed that the rates of patient safety issu...

TV ads during sports depict unsafe behavior and violence

...are in place for television programs and movies to warn parents about adult content and violence, no such rating or preview systems are in place to warn parents about commercials. Moreover, it is plausible that parents might consider sporting events air...

New treatments for infertility are unjustified

...d are linked with known risks to mother and fetus, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. Fertility clinics are increasingly offering women tests to measure the number and activity of natural killer (NK) cells circulating in their blood. These cells are found in the womb (uterus) and accumulate in large nu...

HIV-1 protease inhibitors: Effective against malaria?

...s that could hamper parasite removal. The authors warn that the clinical application of their novel findings should be made with caution. They are currently carrying out further studies on the interactions of protease inhibitors and current antimalarial agents in order to optimize the drugs' beneficial e...

Widely used breast cancer drug not linked to stroke

... results of two previous studies, physicians today warn breast cancer patients who take tamoxifen that the drug might increase their stroke risk-but a new study by Southern California researchers finds no link between tamoxifen and stroke. However, the study in the Oct. 20 issue of the Journal of the Nati...

Northeastern professor warns big backpacks cause big back pains

...d by encouraging kids to keep their bags light and warn them of the potential danger heavy backpack may cause their growing bodies. Librarians can also protect young spines by keeping a set of school textbooks on reserve to lighten the backpack load on the way to and from school....

New way to tally death risk for heart patients could ease worry

...ch heart attack patients to reassure, and which to warn Simple pocket card calculates risk of dying within six months of hospitalization ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When patients go home from the hospital after a heart attack or sudden chest pain episode, they often face an uncertain future and a lot of wor...

Faith in child protection system must be restored

... reluctant to take part in child protection cases, warn experts in this week's BMJ. They call for an urgent review of procedures to restore faith in the child protection systems. The term Munchausen syndrome by proxy received publicity when in 1977 Meadow reported a case with deliberate fabrication of sym...

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