The Best Stove for Your Health and the Environment
Gas stoves are associated with a certain allure: an image of prestigious chefs cooking in sought-after, high-end kitchens over an open flame. At the same time, electric stoves and their dated coils have been eschewed by many at-home culinary enthusiasts. But recently, that wisdom is being flipped upside down as the world gets a fuller understanding of the harmful health and climate impacts tied to our love of gas stoves. A startling study published in January by Stanford University found that natural gas stoves—which more than a third of American homes use—may emit concerning levels of indoor air pollution, and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madison Dapcevich Tags: Uncategorized Environment Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Long-Lasting Birth Control Is Already Hard to Get. Advocates Worry It May Only Get Worse
When Rachel, a 35-year-old from Colorado, learned four years ago that she was pregnant despite taking birth control pills, she wanted to make sure it didn’t happen again. The stakes were high: in addition to not wanting kids, she has a uterine deformity that makes pregnancy risky. She terminated the pregnancy, then began looking for long-lasting birth control. Rachel (who asked to use only her first name to preserve her privacy) lives in a rural part of Colorado where the only local health system is Catholic and doesn’t offer most forms of contraception under the Ethical and Religious Directives for hospitals. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Green, Blue or Violet Skin Conditions?
Discussion Acrocyanosis is commonly seen in the newborn period as the baby transitions to extra-uterine life. It appears as blue-purple coloration of the distal extremities which usually improves over several hours. Blue melanocytosis is also a common normal variant of skin color. It usually is seen on the posterior surface of the body around the spine and buttocks, but can also be on the upper parts of the extremities. It is a blue-black coloration that shows a normal skin undertone when palpated. This is the second in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. An introduction to dermatologi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in hospitals and long-term care facilities for reducing hospital- and facility-acquired bacterial and viral infections: a systematic review
Conclusion: Ten c-RCTs focused on reducing multiple MDROs and/or HAIs and four had significant reductions. Three c-RCTs reported only patient MRSA colonization rates (o ne significant reductions), and one focused on C. difficile (no significant differences). Standardized primary and secondary outcomes are required for future c-RCTs including detailed biofilm cleaning/disinfection interventions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fullerenes make copper catalysis better
Science,<a href="https://www.science.org/toc/science/376/6590">Volume 376, Issue 6590</a>, Page 242-243, April 2022. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Edmond Gravel and Eric Doris Source Type: news

New Copper Formula Kills Staph Bacteria in Minutes New Copper Formula Kills Staph Bacteria in Minutes
Researchers have boosted copper ' s natural antimicrobial properties to make it a more effective preventer of bacterial and viral infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 31, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Too many supplements? High levels may lead to 'neurological issues' in the body - signs
MANY people choose to take supplements, though it is never advised to take more than you have been advised to by a doctor. Indeed, taking high levels of zinc may lead to a copper deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Copper induces cell death by targeting lipoylated TCA cycle proteins
Science,<a href="https://www.science.org/toc/science/375/6586">Volume 375, Issue 6586</a>, Page 1254-1261, March 2022. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Peter Tsvetkov, Shannon Coy, Boryana Petrova, Margaret Dreishpoon, Ana Verma, Mai Abdusamad, Jordan Rossen, Lena Joesch-Cohen, Ranad Humeidi, Ryan D. Spangler, John K. Eaton, Evgeni Frenkel, Mustafa Kocak, Steven M. Corsello, Svetlana Lutsenko, Naama Kana Source Type: news

Copper-induced cell death
Science,<a href="https://www.science.org/toc/science/375/6586">Volume 375, Issue 6586</a>, Page 1231-1232, March 2022. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Martha A. Kahlson and Scott J. Dixon Source Type: news

Moscow Mule Copper Cups Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Moscow Mule Copper Cups Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Copper cups used for Moscow Mule cocktails not only enhance the drink flavor but could be leaching copper into the drink itself, according to researchers at Carroll College ' s Department of Chemistry.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Bald Eagles Suffer From Lead Poisoning
WASHINGTON—America’s national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs of chronic lead exposure, according to a study published Thursday. While the bald eagle population has rebounded from the brink of extinction since the U.S. banned the pesticide DDT in 1972, harmful levels of toxic lead were found in the bones of 46% of bald eagles sampled in 38 states from California to Florida, researchers reported in the journal Science. Similar rates of lead exposure were found in golden eagles, which scientists say means the raptors likely co...
Source: TIME: Science - February 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: CHRISTINA LARSON/AP Tags: Uncategorized animals embargoed study healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

10 Black Americans Who Have Led COVID-19 Response
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 22, 2022Meet 10 Black American leaders who are shaping local and national COVID-19 response. These scientists, researchers, policymakers, teachers, and more have seen first-hand how the pandemic exacerbates racial disparities in health. In the US, Black Americans have died from COVID-19 at1.4 times the rate of white people.Today we’re highlighting these leaders as they work to protect their communities and inform our global response to the pandemic.Christopher BarnesAssistant professor, Department of Biology at Stanford UniversityWhen COVID-19 began, Bar...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news

US FDA "Study May Proceed" Letter for Clarity's Cu-64 SAR-bisPSMA Trial in Prostate Cancer
SYDNEY, Feb. 7, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Clarity Pharmaceuticals (ASX: CU6) ("Clarity"), a clinical-stage radiopharmaceutical company developing next-generation products to address the growing needs in oncology, is pleas... Biopharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Oncology, FDA Clarity Pharmaceuticals, Copper-64 SAR-BisPSMA, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acute respiratory distress from ingestion of glitter powder in a 15-month-old child: an endoscopic emergency - Quirogaa VH, Zanetta A.
We describe a case o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news