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(HealthDay) -- Urban areas contaminated decades ago by airborne lead dust now face an increased incidence of aggravated assault, according to a new study.
Health Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An initiative in St. Louis targeted the homes of pregnant women to receive inspection and remediation of lead hazards before the birth of a child. According to a study just published in the American Journal of Obstetrics an ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Exposure to lead wreaks havoc in the brain, with consequences that include lower IQ and reduced potential for learning. But the precise mechanism by which lead alters nerve cells in the brain has largely remained unknown.
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Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in couples trying to become pregnant, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other ...
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A lead poisoning epidemic in Nigeria's north that has killed 400 children and affected thousands is the worst in modern history, but cleanup has not even begun in many areas, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Health Feb 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Higher than normal levels of lead in the blood may signal a risk two times higher than average of developing renal cell carcinoma in smokers, according to medical researchers.
Cancer Jan 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP) -- If you've been putting off repairing a peeling windowsill, or you're thinking of knocking out a wall, listen up: Check how old your house is. You may need to take steps to protect your kids from dangerous ...
Health Jan 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children.
Health Jan 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Illegal gold mining has left at least 2,000 children with lead poisoning in several northern Nigerian villages, where 400 children have already died from contamination, an official said Friday.
Health Oct 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Prenatal lead exposure is linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure in teen girls, but not in boys, a new study from the University of Michigan shows.
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An American-owned battery plant in China will remain shut until the end of the year over fears it has caused lead poisoning in local children, the Shanghai Daily reported on Friday.
Health Sep 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Families living in one of Shanghai's many industrial suburbs say their children are suffering from lead poisoning from nearby factories and recycling facilities.
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(Medical Xpress) -- Young Indian children exposed to lead poisoning scored low on tests that measured hand-eye coordination, a new study finds.
Health Aug 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting roughly 10% of Canadians. This degradation of the joints is painful and crippling, especially when it affects the knee. Although there are viable OA treatment ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 09, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- The amount of lead allowed in toys and other children's products sold in the U.S. will soon be reduced to one of the lowest limits in the world. The move was praised by consumer advocates but denounced by critics ...
Health Jul 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0