DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2011



Vitamin D shown to boost bone health
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation may significantly reduce a person's chances of experiencing a fracture related to weakened bones, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. More...

BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study
A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting compound linked to health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. More...

Lead, Phthalates, Choking Still a Danger in Children's Toys
The consumer advocate's report found just over a dozen toys on store shelves that violate federal safety standards. More...

Too little salt in diet might be bad for you
A new international study of nearly 29,000 people suggests those with low salt intake had higher rates of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for congestive heart failure. More...

Brain Imaging Illuminates Neuro Basis of Meditation
A new study from Yale University suggests that the brains of experienced meditators like Salzberg may actually work differently than brains of those who don't meditate. More...

Low vitamin D may increase heart attack risk in women
About 15 percent of the women in the study deficient in vitamin D either died or suffered heart failure. More...

Yoga Improves Function for People Who Suffer from Chronic Back Pain
The ancient practice of yoga can be beneficial for those suffering from chronic back pain, improving overall movement and function. More...

Sitting linked to cancers
More than 90,000 new cancer cases a year in the United States could be due to physical inactivity and prolonged periods of sitting, a new analysis shows. More...

Waiting to cut umbilical cord helps baby's iron
Healthy newborns have better iron levels after four months if their umbilical cords aren't clamped immediately, a new study suggests. More...

Deaths From Painkiller Overdose on the Rise, Says CDC
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly 40 Americans die per day -- about 15,000 per year -- from overdoses of painkillers. More...

Flu vaccine less effective than once thought: report
A new analysis has cast doubt on the effectiveness of annual flu shots. More...

Study: BPA tied to behavior problems in girls
European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that scientists cannot patent stem cell techniques that use human embryos for research. More...

EU court: No patents for some stem cell techniques
European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that scientists cannot patent stem cell techniques that use human embryos for research. More...

DEA: Prescription Drug Abuse Is Top Drug Problem
More Americans abuse prescription drugs than the number of people who use cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin combined. More...

What Do Gut Bugs Have to Do With High Cholesterol? A Lot
Research increasingly shows that the bugs that live in our gut may have a big influence on our well-being. More...

Study: Autism five times more common in low birth weight kids
About 1 in 110 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Boys are four to five times more likely to have autism. More...

Physicians Believe Many Patients Receive Too Much Care
A survey of US primary care physicians revealed that nearly half (42%) believe that their patients receive too much medical care. Only 6% of physicians said that their patients were receiving too little care. More...

Stem Cell Treatments Offering Heartbreak Instead of Help In China
The treatments, which are often experimental and not supported by scientific evidence, cost thousands of dollars - sometimes more - and have not only been unsuccessful, but have resulted in several deaths. More...

BPA found in kid-friendly canned foods
BPA (bisphenol A) has been detected in several brands of child-friendly canned foods. The controversial chemical has been linked to breast cancer and other serious ailments. More...

Dr. Oz: Apple Juice Contains Dangerous Levels of Arsenic
Juicy Juice brand apple juice contained as much as 16 ppb of arsenic while Gerber brand contained as much as 36 ppb. EPA safety standards for drinking water are 10 ppb of arsenic or less. More...

Walnuts lower breast cancer risk
New research has found that eating a modest amount of walnuts as a regular part of the diet might reduce a woman's chance of developing breast cancer. More...

5 Ways to Avoid Diabetes - Without Medications
New research suggests that when it comes to lowering your risk of diabetes, the more changes you make to your diet and lifestyle, the better. More...

Kids who live with smokers miss more school
Absenteeism may be due to a higher rate of respiratory infections, a new study suggests. More...

Study: One Drink a Day May Lead to One Long Life
Women who drank five to 15 grams of alcohol per day (or as much as one drink per day) improved their odds of good overall health when older by 20 percent compared to non-drinkers. More...

White Castle Raises over $1 Million for Autism Research
White Castle is celebrating its 90th birthday with the first induction of four former employees into the Team Member Hall of Fame, as well as presenting a check for $500,000 to Autism Speaks. More...

Prices Rising, Fewer Health Insurance Options
Some employers are cutting back, or eliminating coverage; COBRA subsidy ending. More...

CDC: 1 in 4 high schoolers drink soda every day
When other sugary drinks like Gatorade are also counted, the figure is closer to two-thirds of high school students drinking a sweetened beverage every day. More...

AMA: Once Again Fewer Doctors Choose AMA
The American Medical Association lost about 12,000 members or 5% of its total membership in 2010 More...

Peanuts, milk, shellfish? 1 in 12 kids may have food allergies
Nearly 40 percent of youngsters affected have had severe reactions, large study finds More...

Diet Soda Linked to Heart, Stroke Risk
Study Suggests Connection Between Drinking Diet Soda and Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke. More...

Study links teenage bullying to social status
As students get more popular, they're more likely to harass their peers, finds a study that reinforces an axiom of high school life. More...

Do Fatty, Processed Foods Lower Children's IQ?
Study Finds Association Between Diet and Small Drop in IQ More...

Finnish study links H1N1 swine flu vaccine to narcolepsy
Children who got the H1N1 vaccine were nine times more likely to suffer narcolepsy, a neurological disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep. More...

Eating blueberries guard against high BP
A new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University has suggested that eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure. More...

Antioxidant Treatment May Help Male infertility
Antioxidant treatment may play a role in assisting couples with male infertility problems, a new review, published today by the Cochrane Library, suggests. More...

New Hope For Treatment Of Tinnitus
A study involving rats suggests the possibility the brain can be trained to ignore the nerve signals to help stop the condition. More...

40% of Children Have Flourosis, Overexposure To Flouride
HHS and EPA will recommend lower fluoride levels in water supply. More...

Digested green tea compounds could protect from Alzheimer's, cancer
Scientists found digested compounds in the brew protect cells from toxins that cause dementia and Alzheimer's disease as well as slowing cancer growth. More...

Blue Shield seeks rate hikes of 59% for individuals
Insurer says the increases result from fast-rising healthcare costs and other expenses resulting from new healthcare laws. More...


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