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New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

...extensive first-person interviews, the researchers paint a picture of the place of religion in people's lives and how it intertwines with their everyday experiences over time as well as with broader cultural changes, aging, and transitions in the life course. Most longitudinal studies compare the respons...

Eye diseases gave great painters different vision of their work, Stanford ophthalmologist says

...e was forced to rely on the labels on the tubes of paint in place of his own vision. "Like retinal disease, cataracts also blur vision," Marmor said, "but more importantly for a painter like Monet, whose style was based on the use of light and color, they can affect the ability to see colors." "Monet m...

Concentrations of certain toxins in breast milk are low, study finds

...s consumer products such as glue, shoe polish, and paint thinner. Treated drinking water is the biggest source of chloroform inside most homes. In the laboratory, the researchers transferred the milk samples to vials. They then inserted a syringe through the cap on the vial and into the air space between...

New amfAR research grants aim to advance understanding and prevention of rectal HIV transmission

...ing anal versus vaginal intercourse will also help paint a picture of the spread of HIV in South Africa that will inform efforts to develop a rectal microbicide. Roberto Speck, M.D. University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland $119,822 Rectal transmission of HIV-1 in a novel mouse model: One of...

Solvent exposure linked to birth defects in babies of male painters

Men who paint for a living may be placing their unborn children at increased risk of birth defects and low birth weight. A study of construction workers in the Netherlands, conducted in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, links low birth weigh...

'Safe' blood lead levels linked to risk of death

... lead was no longer added to gasoline or household paint and lead was banned for use in soldering food cans, average blood lead levels in American adults have decreased from 13.1 g/dL to 1.6 g/dL. "Even though lead levels are much lower than before, the current levels are still orders of magnitude higher t...

Early occupational exposure can affect lungs later

...cularly auto painters, are exposed to chemicals in paint called isosyanates, which are known to cause asthma. Machinists in the study may have been exposed to chemicals or contaminants in metal working fluids that could be a risk factor for developing both asthma and bronchitis, she said....

New survey finds rising numbers of uninsured in moderate and middle income American families

...e at www.covertheuninsured.org . "These findings paint a disturbing picture of the day-to-day impact of being uninsured on the physical as well as financial health of millions of Americans," said Sara Collins, Commonwealth Fund Senior Program Officer, and the study's lead author. "The uninsured are more ...

Glaucoma patients appear to have increased eye pressure during sleep

...at measuring pressure only during the day does not paint an accurate picture of patients' risks. "We are convinced that diurnal intraocular pressure changes should be reproduced with consideration for the posture of the patients," they conclude....

Ames Laboratory innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe

...c material that can cause brain damage. Its use in paint was banned in 1978 and it was later removed from gasoline to further protect human health. But a burgeoning source electronic waste poses a substantial new threat to the environment as lead and other chemicals leach from computers, cell phones and ...

Soaps paint far too rosy a picture of coma

American soap operas paint an improbably rosy picture of coma patients' survival and recovery, says a study in this week's BMJ, with potentially important consequences for viewers. Tracking storylines containing coma patients over 10 years, researchers found that soap opera p...

Study shows people unaware of harmful effects of painkillers

...niversity of Alabama at Birmingham. "The findings paint a clear picture of the need for patient and physician education efforts and interventions to help prevent unnecessary complications from painkillers." A nationwide survey of adult households in the United States was commissioned to determine percepti...

The dangerous legacy of lead

... housing, where children come in contact with lead paint and dust and, as a result, may experience intellectual impairment, behavioral problems and lifelong health issues. The effects of lead in children are irreversible, so public health officials are primarily focused on preventing these exposures....

UCSD leads team to build Geographic Information System to assess toxic hazards from Katrina

... city have potential contamination from lead-based paint based on the age of homes. Or we can map the location of schools, and determine if they are in proximity of pesticide plants, and identify the contaminant risk for those children." The team's approach builds upon experience garnered by the SBRP Ou...

National Academies news: Coeur d'Alene Superfund site

... in the environment -- as opposed to lead in house paint -- is the main source of children's health risk from lead also was warranted, and EPA's emphasis on cleaning up residential yards by replacing polluted soil with clean soil is appropriate. But the committee called the current rate of blood testing i...

Researchers largely at fault for health risk studies that influence and confuse the public

...lifies how research influences society and yet can paint a confusing picture. "In truth, these studies, which received much attention from the press, overestimated the risk and underestimated the benefit of prescribing antidepressants to children and teens. But clinicians and parents alike were at a loss t...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...ntion strategies, such as the removal of lead from paint and gasoline. Efforts have been made to improve screening among at-risk children because even modest elevations of blood lead levels can be harmful. However, screenings are only effective with follow-up care. Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., from...

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