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UCSF study finds widespread exposure to banned endocrine disrupters

UCSF study finds widespread exposure to banned endocrine disrupters

​Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. [More]

New initiatives launched to improve workplace mental health across Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada, along with its partners, CSA Group and Bureau de normalisation du Québec, joined Labour Minister Dr. K. Kellie Leitch alongside business and labour leaders today to announce new initiatives to improve workplace mental health across Canada. [More]
Apple Valley Medical Clinic Sleep Center moves to 14843 Energy Way in Apple Valley

Apple Valley Medical Clinic Sleep Center moves to 14843 Energy Way in Apple Valley

The Apple Valley Medical Clinic's Sleep Center has moved to 14843 Energy Way in Apple Valley. The center, which opened in 2010 under the medical direction of Scott Benson, M.D., a family medicine physician with the Apple Valley Medical Clinic, offers preventive care, diagnosis and referral for treatment of sleep disorders. [More]
New Jersey ranked last in efforts to control smoking and tobacco use by children

New Jersey ranked last in efforts to control smoking and tobacco use by children

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a coalition of public health organizations, has ranked New Jersey 51 in the nation, including Washington D.C., in protecting children from smoking and tobacco use. [More]

Computational predictive toxicology services available in SafeBridge Consultants

SafeBridge Consultants, Inc., a division of Trinity Consultants, Inc., Dallas, TX, with offices in Mountain View, CA, New York, NY, and Liverpool, UK, announces the availability of computational predictive toxicology services to the biopharmaceutical and chemical industry. [More]
Researchers find how olfactory receptor variation impacts human odor perception

Researchers find how olfactory receptor variation impacts human odor perception

According to Gertrude Stein, "A rose is a rose is a rose," but new research indicates that might not be the case when it comes to the rose's scent. Researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions have found that as much as 30 percent of the large array of human olfactory receptor differs between any two individuals. This substantial variation is in turn reflected by variability in how each person perceives odors. [More]
Internal body clock may contribute to morning peak in heart attacks and ischemic strokes

Internal body clock may contribute to morning peak in heart attacks and ischemic strokes

​Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women, and most adverse cardiovascular events tend to happen in the morning. In new findings published in the November issue of Blood, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that the internal body clock may contribute to the morning peak in heart attacks and ischemic strokes. [More]
Mental health services, tobacco control programs must work together to encourage smoking cessation

Mental health services, tobacco control programs must work together to encourage smoking cessation

Persons with mental illness account for more than one-third of adult smokers in the United States and despite a decline in tobacco use during the past five decades, there has been no change in the smoking rate for patients with poor mental health. [More]
Safe sleep environment can reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Safe sleep environment can reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

On the cover of a popular consumer magazine, the latest celebrity mom holds her adorable newborn. The centerfold is emblazoned with images of the baby's nursery with a crib filled with soft, frilly bedding, pillows and stuffed animals. Barbara Ostfeld cringes; the photos perpetuate a message she is trying to dismantle. The overstuffed crib, with all its beautiful accessories, is an unsafe sleeping environment for an infant. [More]

Researchers reveal why sleep deprivation increases risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes

The fact that sleep deprivation has an impact on the function of the human immune system is well known. In their latest study, the University of Helsinki research group Sleep Team has now discovered new biological links between sleep loss and the immune system. The results provide at least a partial explanation of why sleep deprivation increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. [More]
Survey explores how perceptions of workplace affect nurse wellbeing

Survey explores how perceptions of workplace affect nurse wellbeing

A survey of nurses working with older adults across three National Health Service trusts in England explored how perceptions of the workplace affect nurse wellbeing. Standardised validated measures were used to assess burnout, perceived organisational support and organisational culture. [More]
DOH releases SPHHS study investigating prescribing of antipsychotics to District seniors

DOH releases SPHHS study investigating prescribing of antipsychotics to District seniors

The District of Columbia Department of Health has released a study by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services investigating prescribing of antipsychotics to District seniors. [More]
Driver Rehabilitation program evaluates whether patient can safely drive car or not

Driver Rehabilitation program evaluates whether patient can safely drive car or not

Loyola University Health System has begun a Driver Rehabilitation program that provides a comprehensive evaluation on whether a patient can safely drive a car. [More]

CieloStar to offer MCP's Medical Recovery Insurance plans across US

CieloStar announced today that it has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership agreement with MediCheque Cash Plans Limited of London, England. [More]

Pitt scientists open door to potential research into cures for Parkinson's disease

A mix of serendipity and dogged laboratory work allowed a diverse team of University of Pittsburgh scientists to report in the Oct. 1 issue of Nature Cell Biology that they had solved the mystery of a basic biological function essential to cellular health. [More]
GW SPHHS awarded three grants to research on critical public health problems

GW SPHHS awarded three grants to research on critical public health problems

The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services has been awarded three large grants for projects that will look for innovative solutions to some of the nation's most pressing public health challenges. [More]
Engineered nanomaterials inhalation negatively impacts gestational development in animal models

Engineered nanomaterials inhalation negatively impacts gestational development in animal models

After a decade of rapidly growing industrial use, unimaginably tiny particles surround us everywhere, every day, in everything we do. Used in the manufacturing of cosmetics, clothing, paints, food, drug delivery systems and many other familiar products we all use daily, little is known about the effects these materials have on health. [More]

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to launch dual-degree program

A dual-degree program combining a doctorate in pharmacy with a medical degree has been developed by Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. [More]

Chemical attacks in Syria can pose threat to US, says Homeland Security medical officer

The chemical attacks in Syria could lower the bar for use of chemical weapons by terrorist organizations or rogue nations that could eventually pose a threat to the United States, says Alexander Garza, M.D., former assistant secretary of health affairs and chief medical officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [More]

Occupational caution for young men with severe asthma

Research from Finland shows that men who have severe asthma by early adulthood are vulnerable to the effects of current work and exposure to asthma-aggravating factors on asthma outcomes in middle age. [More]