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Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study

WASHINGTON -- Despite health warnings about the dangers of second-hand smoke, a large percentage of families have no rules that limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke. A study involving 1,770 parents and guardians in New York and New Jersey finds that in nearly half of homes and more than half of fami...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...e hospital, to assess parents' knowledge about the dangers of violent shaking, and to track the use of the education program through the use of commitment statements, agreements signed by parents that show that they received and understood the educational materials. Nurses at the hospitals were trained by n...

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

Global action is needed to counter the dangers of substandard life-saving drugs that are putting patients' lives and health at risk, according to heart specialists writing in the new (19 April) issue of Europe's leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal. In an editorial [1], Drs Feli...

Paramedics need help to revive marriages: U of T study

...ressful work environment, coping daily with health dangers and changing shift schedules. Add a traumatic event, such as a death, to the mix and paramedics' emotional resources may be taxed. Generally, they bring the workplace stress and trauma home with them. "The aftermath of the traumatic events these work...

Football is a pain in the neck

...rts with a view to improving safety. The potential dangers of neck injury in football were highlighted last weekend by the death of Arena Football lineman Al Lucas from a presumed spinal cord injury sustained during a match. "Football, hockey and soccer are three of the most popular contact sports in North A...

Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows

...t 3 percent of teens' checkup visits mentioned the dangers of sun worship. About 5 percent of all checkups included counseling related to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The rate for family planning discussions was about 8 percent. The study also found the most common reason for teen girls' m...

OHSU study says national injury prevention program working

...rns now speaks to Portland-area students about the dangers of high-speed living. "When something happens to you, it's not just you who it affects," Burns said he tells elementary, middle and high school students from his wheelchair. "You don't see the aftermath of this person's head being split wide open. Yo...

Those at high-risk for skin cancer burnt by own behaviour

...e, and believe we are invincible to the cumulative dangers of these activities." Immediately after diagnosis for melanoma, however, patients made significant changes to reduce their sun exposure. After diagnosis, 79% of patients avoided sunbathing (compared to 28% pre-diagnosis); 93% used sunscreen (compared...

ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use

...s brief counselling by health professionals on the dangers of smoking and the importance of quitting as one o...norm, and forewarn children and adolescents of the dangers of tobacco. ESC Commitment to Smoking Cessation The ESC is dedicated to the cessation of smoking i...

Every second counts for shaken babies

Brisbane researchers are hoping to prove the dangers of shaking babies by creating a model that will show how quickly babies can be injured. The University of Queensland research team of civil engineers and a child health expert is working on a numerical model that will tell when a baby's brain could ...

New study reports the risk perceptions of natural vs 'medicalized' childbirth

...is discussion are dissident groups, who often find dangers in practices that may be commonly considered safe. Of these, Thompson sought to "analyze the narratives of consumers who have become socialized in the natural childbirth community. This community of reflexive doubt dramatically inverts the orthodox ...

Book 'Asbestos and Fire' explores risk trade-offs

...tgers University Press, 2005). Yet, the potential dangers of asbestos were not unknown, Maines writes. It wa...at experts paid increasing attention to the health dangers of the fire-resistant material, which include respiratory disease and cancer. "Asbestos has become...

Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation

...h death. This experience certainly brings home the dangers that researchers and explores alike face when out in the field in the name of science and climate research. In an interview with Marc, he recounts some of his experiences and expresses his concern about climate change: What were the biggest challeng...

Kenneth Clarke's tobacco industry links make him unfit for party leadership

...s its opposition". Clarke is in no doubt about the dangers of smoking to health and has even acknowledged the "rather feeble attempts to dispute the scientific evidence". Yet he "has been actively involved in BAT's efforts to undermine the tobacco control work of organisations such as the World Health Organ...

Bariatric surgical procedures increase substantially

...hat public health campaigns focusing on the health dangers of obesity may help shift thinking about obesity from a cosmetic concern of women to a health concern for both sexes. "With increased knowledge of bariatric surgery indications, risks, and benefits among health care professionals, bariatric surgery i...

ICSU pursues new initiative that challenges science to do more to prevent natural disasters

...ortcomings of the New Orleans levee system and the dangers posed by the loss of surrounding wetlands "We have found a lot of evidence that policy-makers may at times act in ignorance or simply disregard relevant scientific evidence of what's needed to prepare for or prevent devastation from a natural, predi...

More than 50% of surveyed Norwegian doctors self-prescribe

...ided; medical students should be made aware of the dangers associated with it while at medical school. Erlend Hem and colleagues, from the University of Oslo in Norway, conducted a study of a sample of students from all medical schools in Norway. They assessed the students' self-prescribing behaviour by aski...

Epidemic of chronic diseases focus of Oxford Health Alliance Conference

...ter for Food Policy and Obesity will highlight the dangers of obesity becoming "normalized" and Liming Lee, from the Academy of Medical Science/Peking Union Medical College, will provide new evidence that obesity is spreading in China. The content and focus of 20 new community-based research projects from...

Study: N.C. parents want tobacco use prevention to become higher priority

...0 reported talking at least once a month about the dangers of tobacco use. Findings were consistent regardless of gender, race, education level or their child's age. Included were questions about awareness of North Carolina's first tobacco-use prevention media campaign, "Toabacco.Reality.Unfiltered." The cam...

Study reveals severity of go-cart injuries

...ny parents don't seem to be aware of the potential dangers of private go-karts," said David Cline, M.D., an e...these vehicles without supervision," he said. "The dangers are magnified when no adult is present." In addition, Cline said children should be at least 12 year...

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