September 14, 2010
Health Tip: Detecting Indoor Air Pollutants
Odors and residues from household chemicals,
cleaning products and pesticides can lead to indoor air pollution.
Less obvious sources include activities such as cooking or heating
your home, the U.S. National Safety Council says.
Health Tip: Teach Kids Internet Safety
Kids may inadvertently reveal personal
information on the Internet, making them vulnerable to predators,
the U.S. government's Girlshealth.gov Web site warns.
U.S. Meets Initial Breast-feeding Goal, Falls Short on
Seventy-five percent of
U.S. newborns delivered in 2007 started life breast-feeding -- a
figure that meets federal goals -- but that rate plummeted to 43
percent at six months and 22 percent at one year, a federal
government study released Monday shows.
Medical Study Authors Often Fail to Disclose Industry
Nearly half of U.S.
surgeons who received at least $1 million in payments from
companies that make orthopedic devices such as artificial joints
did not disclose their financial ties when they published articles
on such devices in medical journals, a new study has found.
New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S.
A new antibiotic-resistant
germ that apparently has it origins in India has sickened a handful
of people in North America, with three of the cases reported in the
United States, health officials said Tuesday.