Energy-efficient homes trap air pollution indoors, may contribute to rise in asthma rates
DENVER, CO - December 2012 -- In an effort to protect the environment and save on energy costs, we are in the midst of a “green” home boom in this country. Between remodeling older houses and building new ones, it’s estimated that millions of American homes will get a lot greener in the next decade. While that may bode well from an energy-efficiency standpoint, the trend certainly doesn’t have everyone breathing easier.
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By exposing children to the foods they’re allergic to, doctors may gradually boost tolerance
DENVER, CO - November 19, 2012 -- The holidays can be a stressful time for parents of the six million children in the United States with food allergies. With so many parties and gifts involving food, parents may worry that their children will come into contact with the very allergens they are so vigilant about avoiding year round. . . . read more
Researchers call for the development of national safety guidelines
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined pediatric injuries associated with inflatable bouncers, such as bounce houses and moonwalks. Researchers found that from 1995 to 2010 there was a 15-fold increase in the number of inflatable bouncer-related injuries that were treated in U.S. emergency departments among children younger than 18 years of age. In 2010 alone, more than 30 children per day, or about one child every 45 minutes, were treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries associated with inflatable bouncers.. . . read more
New clues reveal why a high-fat diet may affect women more than men
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2012 - Tammy Garner shares the same frustration as women everywhere. A few months ago, she and her husband Chris decided to start working out together to get into shape. Both have managed to lose weight, but Tammy says the process has been considerably harder for her, than for her husband.. . . read more
Waiting 60 days or more in later stages, substantially increases risk of dying
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) November 2012 – Results from a new study show women who wait more than 60 days to begin treatment for advanced breast cancer face significantly higher risks of dying than women who start therapy shortly after diagnosis.
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