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Work-Related Exposure Can Worsen Asthma

ATLANTA (UPI) — About 9 percent of all U.S. asthma cases are made worse by work-related exposures, federal health officials say. Work-related asthma includes work-exacerbated asthma — pre-existing or concurrent asthma worsened by factors related to the workplace environment — and occupational asthma, new onset asthma attributed to the workplace environment. Work-related asthma is a […]

Most U.S. Stroke Risk Is In The Southeast

ATLANTA (UPI) — Older adults, blacks, American Indians, those with fewer years of education and those living in the southeast, have elevated stroke risk, U.S. officials say. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said those age 65 and older and American Indians had the highest […]

Diabetic Heart And Stroke Deaths Down 40%

ATLANTA, (UPI) — For people with diabetes, the death rates for heart disease and stroke dropped substantially — 40 percent — from 1997 to 2006, U.S. researchers found. Ann Albright, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Diabetes Translation, and colleagues analyzed 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey data involving 250,000 adults who […]

Quit Smoking: Most Important Decision

ATLANTA, (UPI) — It’s not easy to quit smoking, but it could be the most important decision anybody ever makes, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta began a new campaign — Tips from Former Smokers — to show just how harsh tobacco can be, via smoking or by […]

Sick U.S. Adults Unhappy With Healthcare

PRINCETON, N.J., (UPI) — Polls have shown majorities are happy overall with their healthcare coverage, but a U.S. survey indicated 75 percent of those who had been sick were unhappy. The survey for NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health of people who had been sick found 70 percent said the cost of healthcare […]

12 Hospitals Honored For Low Infections

ORLANDO, Fla., (UPI) — U.S. health officials said Tuesday 12 U.S. hospitals and healthcare facilities were being honored for their efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The Critical Care Societies Collaborative and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the recipients demonstrated success in reducing and eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia […]

Baby ‘Head Lag’ May Indicate Autism Risk

TORONTO, (UPI) — Weak head and neck control at 6 months of age may be a sign of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays, U.S. researchers say. Study author Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and colleagues concluded a simple “pull-to-sit” task could be added to existing developmental screenings at pediatric well visits […]

About 90,000 Children Injured By Falls Each Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio, (UPI) — Nearly 90,000 U.S. children age 5 and less were injured in 2008, the latest year for which there is data, researchers said. Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said many of the falls and injuries could be prevented by installing gates at the top and bottom of […]

Boost Produce Intake By Shrinking Entree

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., (UPI) — U.S. researchers found children ate more fruit and vegetables if their entrees were smaller, officials at the Dole Nutrition Institute said. The Dole Nutrition Institute, a research and education foundation in Westlake Village, Calif., said researchers at Pennsylvania State University tried serving smaller age-appropriate entree portions to children ages 3-5. […]

Toxins Should Not Stop Breastfeeding

CHICAGO, (UPI) — A U.S. expert says despite toxins in breast milk, it is still best for babies for its numerous protective benefits. Pam Allyn, a Loyola University Health System lactation consultant, said after writer Florence Williams was nursing her second child, she had her breast milk analyzed for toxins and found trace amounts of […]


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