- April 3rd, 2012Carnegie Mellon study reveals inflammation as the culprit
Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health.
- April 3rd, 2012Higher deficiency rates in some groups deserve attention
Overall, the US population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- April 3rd, 2012
With Easter upon us, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of proper handling and preparation of eggs to prevent foodborne illness.
- April 3rd, 2012Prevent Childhood Injuries on the Field With Simple Sports Safety Precautions
April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.<
- April 3rd, 2012Most Active and Extensive Online Forum Dedicated to Family Caregivers
AgingCare.com is an interactive website that connects people caring for their elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources. As part of the website, AgingCare.com features a caregiver forum, which has become the most active online caregiver community.
- April 2nd, 2012Bisphenol A linked to obesity, reproductive & endocrine illness, cancer
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement today responding to a petition from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to prohibit BPA use as a food additive. FDA has stated it will not ban BPA as a food additive. Media reports relay that FDA stated it did not have enough scientific evidence to warrant a ban.
- April 2nd, 2012First-of-its-kind Clinical Study Launched at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are studying a promising new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening.
With New Numbers on Increase in Autism Prevalence, it's More Important than Ever to Make the First Five Count for KidsApril 2nd, 2012Early Identification and Treatment is Crucial for Kids to Get the Best Start in Life
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study on the prevalence of autism among 8 year olds in 2008. It is now one in 88 children, and one in 54 for boys, which would suggest that more children are being identified and should receive the services and supports they need for best outcomes.
- March 30th, 2012
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to offer free resources and tools to support communities around the United States (US) in making a difference during April, Parkinson's Awareness Month.