- Even Minute Levels Of Lead Cause Brain Damage In Children
Even very small amounts of lead in children’s blood — amounts well below the current federal standard — are associated with reduced IQ scores, finds a new six-year Cornell study.
- Trauma Earlier In Life May Affect Response To Stress Years Later
Researchers have known for years that psychological trauma that results in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression can change how a person responds to stress.
- Common Medications Could Cause Dry Eye: Experts, Australia
Common oral and topical medications could be causing dry eye in patients, according to optometrists. Dry eye is a common condition in which the eye produces fewer or poorer quality tears and is unable to keep its surface lubricated and comfortable.
- Proper Hand Hygiene Is Key To Avoiding Illness During Cold And Flu Season
Every three minutes, a child puts a hand in his/her nose or mouth. Considering that some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks that children touch throughout the day, it is easy to see how clean hands are critical to avoiding sickness.
- Early Warning For Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix
The drug watchdog in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has expressed concerns regarding the anti-smoking drug Chantix.