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Childhood Malnutrition Linked To Higher Blood Pressure In Adulthood
2014-07-01 03:29:28

American Heart Association Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age 5 may harm the heart’s development, researchers said. “If nutritional needs are not met during this time, when structures of the body are highly susceptible to potentially...

2014-06-30 12:26:29

Operation UNITE "Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs" summer basketball camps build self-respect in rural Kentucky, devastated by drug abuse BALTIMORE, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, will sponsor of a series of summer basketball camps organized by Kentucky-based Operation UNITE. The camps will focus on teaching youth the dangers of drug use, the value of self-respect within the framework of basketball skill instruction. Photo -...

2014-06-30 08:31:03

TRU-D is a portable UV disinfection system with Sensor360 technology, which automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for disinfecting health care environments WATERLOO, Iowa, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa is the latest to deploy TRU-D SmartUVC, a 5-foot-5 germ-killing ultraviolet robot equipped with the only infection prevention data collection and reporting software on the market. TRU-D is now in use at Covenant Medical Center...

2014-06-29 23:05:09

Energy Tools International’s EMF Transformer continue to build brand awareness and increase sales nationally with new clear packaging and a new landing page. Eagle Point, OR (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 To increase its visibility to consumers, Energy Tools International (ETI), announced today that it has redesigned the packaging and branding of their EMF Transformer line. Each EMF Transformer package states, “If you use a smart phone….You need one of these! EMF protection made simple”...

2014-06-27 23:09:15

Prevent Child Injury announces week to promote injury prevention. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Unintentional injury accounts for 40% of the child deaths in the United States. That’s more than cancer, heart disease, and asthma combined. But childhood injuries are predictable, preventable, and personal – everyone has the ability to help reduce the number of these injuries right now. Prevent Child Injury, a national group of injury prevention organizations and professionals around the United...

2014-06-27 23:02:08

Canadian distributor, IAVI Canada, selected as a distributor for the wePresent wireless presentation system for the Canadian market. Rockwall, Texas, and Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 wePresent™ announced today that it has formed a new distribution partnership with IAVI Canada. With this new partnership, IAVI Canada will distribute the complete line of wePresent 1080p wireless presentation systems to AV dealers, online resellers, and commercial systems integrators throughout...

2014-06-27 19:13:14

University of California - San Francisco UCSF study finds most agree exposures can be reduced, but only half take patients' histories In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians' attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics,...

2014-06-27 12:27:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today is advising patients of a Lycoming County dentist that they might be at risk for infection after an investigation discovered the dental facility did not follow appropriate infection control procedures. A joint investigation by the Departments of Health and State recently found Dr. David J. Clouser did not follow appropriate procedures to properly clean, disinfect or sterilize dental...

2014-06-26 12:26:24

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announces the publication of the ASTHO State Profile of Public Health, Volume 3, which is a comprehensive source of information about state public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the profile aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and...

2014-06-25 23:15:41

The Children’s Environmental Health Network has released an updated training resource on Pediatric Environmental Health for health care faculty and health care providers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 "Putting it into Practice" is a newly updated and exciting resource in pediatric environmental health education. In 1999, the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) published "Putting it into Practice" to help health care faculty incorporate pediatric...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.