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Report says CT scans exposed youngsters to levels equivalent to 4,000 X-rays
Children in Ontario undergoing CT scans have been unwittingly subjected to radiation doses equivalent to more than 4,000 X-rays, levels high enough to raise cancer fears, the province's Auditor-General says.
Dec 6, 2006, 21:03
Minnesota Tops State Health Rankings
For the fourth straight year, Minnesota has taken first place in state health rankings in the annual United Health Foundation report, which also found Americans 0.3 percent healthier in 2006 than they were last year.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:47
Taco Bell to Reopen Restaurants After E. coli Outbreak
Taco Bell said it expects to reopen its restaurants Tuesday in New Jersey and Long Island, N.Y., after an outbreak of E. coli contamination sickened at least 39 people.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:46
Polonium-210: Fact Sheet
Polonium-210 is a radioactive material that releases alpha particles. Its typical uses include devices that eliminate static charges and dust in textile mills, photographic plates and phonographs/records.
Dec 3, 2006, 14:22
NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats
When a food safety inspector walked into a market in Queens, he noticed, according to this story, the store had an interesting special posted on its front window: 12 beefy armadillos. In Brooklyn, inspectors found 15 pounds of iguana meat at a West Indian market and 200 pounds of cow lungs for sale at another market.
Dec 2, 2006, 15:19
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Nov 23, 2006, 10:17
Antibiotics Unnecessarily Prescribed for Acute Bronchitis
Antibiotics are routinely prescribed unnecessarily for acute bronchitis, according to Virginia Commonwealth University findings published in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Nov 15, 2006, 18:55
Vaccine Stimulates Immune System to Fight Cancer
British researchers have developed a vaccine that stimulates colorectal cancer patients' immune systems to fight cancerous cells.
Nov 15, 2006, 00:27
Men who avoid certain risk factors in midlife may have longer, healthier life
Avoiding health risk factors in midlife such as smoking, being overweight, excessive drinking and hypertension is associated with a longer and healthier life in men, according to a study in the November 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on men's health.
Nov 14, 2006, 21:26
Filing Deadline Set for October 16; Free File Still Available
Individual taxpayers who received a six-month extension to file their 2005 income tax return have less than a month remaining. The deadline to file the tax return is October 16.
Oct 8, 2006, 21:19
Spinach Gets Green Light, But Where Are the Greens?
Wary consumers mean markets may only slowly restock shelves, experts say
Oct 7, 2006, 15:18
Dengue Outbreak Strikes Indian Capital
An outbreak of dengue fever hit the Indian capital sickening at least 448 people and killing a medical student at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The mosquito-borne illness may be declared an epidemic if the situation does not resolve soon, according to health officials.
Oct 1, 2006, 15:22
Dengue Fever: NIAID Fact Sheet
Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses. This disease used to be called "break-bone" fever because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle pain that feels like bones are breaking, hence the name.
Oct 1, 2006, 12:27
West Nile Cases Continue to Rise
West Nile virus infections continued to rise across the country despite cooler temperatures. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed the eighth death from the virus this year after receiving a positive report on a Cook County woman in her 80's.
Sep 26, 2006, 13:47
Melanoma: What you need to know
Melanoma* is the most serious type of cancer of the skin. Each year in the United States, more than 53,600 people learn they have melanoma.
Sep 1, 2006, 18:07
Death by Medicine
The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US.
Sep 1, 2006, 15:13
NASA postpones Atlantis launch after lightning strike
(foodconsumer.org) - NASA shuttle managers have put the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on hold until thorough checks are made to assess the damage caused to the shuttle by a lightning strike on Friday.
Aug 27, 2006, 13:30
Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated
Mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that power our cells, are unique because they are equipped with their own genetic instructions distinct from the DNA stored in the cell nucleus.
Aug 26, 2006, 08:13
M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal
A bubble bath that improves memory. A kitchen cleaner that wards off nausea and energizes. A scented handkerchief that calms a patient entering the MRI.
Aug 26, 2006, 08:08
Scientists Uncover Critical Step in DNA Mutation
Atlanta (August 23, 2006) — Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made an important step toward solving a critical puzzle relating to a chemical reaction that leads to DNA mutation, which underlies many forms of cancer.
Aug 24, 2006, 09:03
Killer Heat Waves Do Discriminate
Elderly who live in threatening, rundown areas most vulnerable, study suggests
Aug 16, 2006, 09:25
Ultrasound causes brain abnormalities
Editor's note: A new Yale University study proved that ultrasound scans or ultrasound imaging can cause brain abnormalities in the fetus. The FDA warned against use of ultrasound imaging for keepsake images. The federal agency warned medical parishioners that such use is unapproved.
Aug 7, 2006, 22:24
Pesticide Exposure Damages Nervous System, Brain
(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to pesticides causes changes to rats' nervous systems, according to preliminary results of a project led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND).
Aug 4, 2006, 16:05
Your Food and Drugs Are Being Watched Over by a Tainted Agency
Survey Confirms Long-Standing Problems at FDA That Stem From Lack of Congressional Oversight and Massive Drug Industry Funding of the Agency
Jul 29, 2006, 10:29
Danes Are the Happiest, Study Says
(HealthDay News) -- Piecing together information from more than 100 studies in the growing field of happiness research, a British psychologist has produced what he says is the first world map of happiness.
Jul 28, 2006, 13:39
Environmentally Friendly Computers and Monitors Hit the Market
EPA-Funded Effort Recognizes Computers and Monitors from CTL, Dell, and HP
Jul 22, 2006, 13:17
U.S. tax law changes in tax years 2006 and Later
The amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased from $3,200 in 2005 to $3,300 in 2006.
Jan 26, 2006, 22:40
FDA finds risk in GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Xenical diet pill
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Jan. 21 said that it found the use of GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Xenical diet pill (also known as orlistat) risky without proper care from a doctor.
Jan 22, 2006, 20:27
Truth about cell phones, the do not call registry
It is not necessary to register cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to be protected from most telemarketing calls to cell phones.
Jan 21, 2006, 09:30
FDA: Eczema Drugs, Elidel and Protopic raise cancer risk
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of updated labeling for two topical eczema drugs, Elidel Cream (pimecrolimus) and Protopic Ointment (tacrolimus).
Jan 19, 2006, 20:30