Tag: Public health

Should your surname carry a health warning?

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmj.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Research: The Brady Bunch? New evidence for nominative determinism in patients’ health: Retrospective, population based cohort study Patients named Brady could be at an increased risk of requiring a pacemaker compared with the general population, say researchers in a paper […]

FDA – 2012 law now in effect which lifts conflict of interest restrictions on FDA advisory panels

Contact: Kathy Fackelmann kfackelmann@gwu.edu 202-994-8354 George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Conflict-of-interest restrictions needed to ensure strong FDA review Panel members with ties to industry might lead to approval of unsafe drugs, new analysis suggests WASHINGTON, DC—A 2012 law that loosened conflict-of-interest restrictions for […]

Troubling levels of toxic metals found in lipstick

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses […]

CIA Vaccine Hoax Condemned By Public Health Deans

  William McGuinness william.mcguinness@huffingtonpost.com Posted: 01/10/2013  5:41 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/10/2013  6:32 pm EST University public health schools’ deans say health workers should be off limits. Public health school deans from prominent colleges and universities across the country have signed a letter condemning a hoax the Central Intelligence Agency […]

Homicide spreads like infectious disease

Contact(s): Andy Henion Media Communications office: (517) 355-3294 cell: (517) 281-6949 Andy.Henion@cabs.msu.edu, April Zeoli Criminal Justice office: (517) 353-9554 zeoli@msu.edu Homicide moves through a city in a process similar to infectious disease, according to a new study that may give police a new tool in tracking and ultimately […]

Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births : phthalates

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Laura Bailey baileylm@umich.edu 734-647-1848 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may contribute to […]

100 percent of people carry at least 1 type of pesticide

Contact: Juan Pedro Arrebola Moreno juanpe000@hotmail.com 34-636-380-300 University of Granada This release is available in Spanish. A study carried out by researchers from the Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine of the University of Granada, in collaboration with the Andalusian School of Public Health (Escuela Andaluza de Salud […]

Environmental toxicants causing ovarian disease across generations

Contact: Michael Skinner skinner@wsu.edu 509-335-1524 Washington State University WSU researchers expand research on environmental epigenetics and ovarian disease PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers have found that ovarian disease can result from exposures to a wide range of environmental chemicals and be inherited by future generations. WSU reproductive biologist […]

BPA link to narrowing of the arteries

A research team from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge has for the first time established a link between high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA) and severe coronary artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries). The study is published in […]