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Research strengthens evidence of link between paracetamol use in pregnancy and...

Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists. The results of their study - which strengthens the argume...

Dangerous chemicals in food wrappers likely migrating to humans: U of...

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood. ...

Teens of epileptic moms display poor school performance

A large population-based study revealed that multiple antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used by pregnant women to control seizures may cause poor school performance in their teenagers. The research team from Karolinska University Hospital and the Universit...

Exposure of humans to cosmetic UV filters is widespread

Amsterdam, 2 November, 2010 - An investigation conducted in the context of the Swiss National Research Programme (NRP50), Endocrine Disrupters: Relevance to Humans, Animals and Ecosystems, demonstrates for the first time that internal exposure of hu...

UV light nearly doubles vacuum’s effectiveness in reducing carpet microbes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research suggests that the addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared to vacuuming ...

Exposure to BPA associated with reduced semen quality

Oakland, Calif.(October 28, 2010) -- Increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm motility, according to a Kaise...

Unexpected findings of lead exposure may lead to treating blindness

HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2010 -- Some unexpected effects of lead exposure that may one day help prevent and reverse blindness have been uncovered by a University of Houston (UH) professor and his team. Donald A. Fox, a professor of vision sciences...

What can country of birth tell us about childhood asthma?

BOSTON (October 25, 2010) -- Researchers from Tufts University pooled data from five previous epidemiological studies to investigate the prevalence of asthma in children in the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown and Dorchester. Among children born ...

Mounting research shows increased health risks from volcanic air pollution

RENO, Nev. -- Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's big island has been erupting on its east rift since 1983. But, in March 2008, an additional eruption vent opened at the volcano's summit, resulting in about triple the amount of sulfur dioxide gas (SO2)...

Diagnostic techniques help IBD patients avoid ionizing radiation exposure

San Antonio, Texas, October 18, 2010 -- At the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas, several studies of the effectiveness of non‐X‐ray techniques to evaluate Crohn’s disease ...

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