News tagged with environmental medicine
The World Trade Center disaster exposed nearly half a million people to hazardous chemicals, environmental toxins, and traumatic events. According to research published in the December 2011 issue of Elsevier-published journal ...
Health Dec 12, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Metabolic syndrome biomarkers predict subsequent decline in lung function after particulate exposure, according to new research involving rescue personnel exposed to World Trade Center (WTC) dust.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Efforts by some in Congress to dismantle clean air laws are a threat to public health, experts warn in a "Current Issues" article published online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Health Nov 01, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 4
Scientists have for the first time discovered sixteen new sections of the genetic code that relate to lung health -- opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases.
Genetics Sep 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
People living in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk of dying of heart disease outside a hospital than are people who live in wealthier neighborhoods, research suggests.
Health Sep 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a previously unknown fail-safe (compensatory) pathway that potentially protects the brain and other organs from genetic and environmental ...
Medical research Sep 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in health care workers have demonstrated the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered ...
Health Aug 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
A genome-wide association study published in the August issue of Nature Medicine has found two tiny genetic variations that can predict which patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma are most likely to develop radiat ...
Cancer Jul 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool.
Health Jul 22, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 0
Lack of physical exercise is often implicated in many disease processes. However, sedentary behavior, or too much sitting, as distinct from too little exercise, potentially could be a new risk factor for disease. The August ...
Health Jul 12, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
BOSTON--Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated a molecular strategy they say could make a much larger variety of tumors treatable with PARP inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer drugs.
Cancer Jun 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The recurrence of an employee's medical leave of absence from work tends to happen much sooner with a mental health leave than a physical one, a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) study shows.
Health Jun 29, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Permanent hair dye gives the most serious adverse effects, yet there are also many reactions to facial and body moisturisers. This comes from the first report from the National Register of Adverse Effects from Cosmetic Products ...
Health May 31, 2011 | 2 / 5 (2) | 0
Recently the number of genes known to be associated with Alzheimer's disease has increased from four to eight, including the MS4A gene cluster on chromosome 11. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Children whose mothers or grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of asthma in childhood, but the underlying causes of this are not well understood. Now a new study indicates changes in a process called ...
Medical research May 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |