On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of this past week’s (September 15, 2012 through September 22, 2012) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes.
Since 2007, the child poverty rate has increased in nearly every state in the US, say researchers.
A quick survey may identify women who are experiencing symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Educated Americans continue to enjoy lengthening average lifespans, but for white men and women without high school degrees, longevity actually decreased over the period of 1990-2008, with men losing three years of life expectancy and women losing five.
A cure for certain cancers by the end of the decade? Docs say it?s possible.
McDonald’s starting selling McNoodles today in Austria.
While IUDs and hormonal implants are best for birth control, they are not most popular forms of contraception, says American College of OBGYNs.
One in seven people with tattoos regret them, so be advised in advance that they?re harder to remove if they?re larger than 12 inches, include more colors than red and black, aren’t removed within 3 years, are on your feet or legs, or if you smoke.
Kroger stores recalls Fresh Selections spinach for possible listeria contamination.
Lack of sleep may be a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic, suggest researchers.
When people receive misinformation, it is cognitively easier for them believe it than to question it which can have consequences in many areas of society including politics and science, according to a report released by psychological scientists.
Arsenic was found in rice and rice products, including baby cereal. But controversy reigns as to whether the levels are worrisome or acceptable.
A study of diet, exercise, and personality types has found that the fatalistic are more apt to be obese, and that men pursue healthy lifestyles to gain physical improvements while women draw more satisfaction from a sense of enhanced health.
Fans of McDonald’s McRib, a boneless rib-shaped sandwich, will have to wait until December to get their fix
Teens who sext are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, finds new study.
Astronaut Sunita Williams completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in space.
Swedish doctors performed the first mother to daughter uterus transplants on two separate women this week.
The FDA warns against the use of Intestinomicina, an anti-diarrhea medication.
By 2013, adult obesity rates in 13 states may exceed 60 percent, find researchers.
BPA (bisphenol A), which is found in food containers and plastic bottles, could be making children more plump, suggest researchers.
Qysmia, a newly-approved prescription weight loss capsule, will become available this week to obese patients. Qsymia is a combination of two medications that decrease the appetite in order to produce weight loss.
Water Balz, if swallowed, pose hazard to children and pets, says new report.
U.S. kids now eat as much salt as adults, around 40% more than the recommended limit, and kids who eat the most salty foods are 2 to 3 times as likely to suffer from high or elevated blood pressure, compared to the average rate of 15%.
According to a new European study, children who grow up without siblings are at a fifty percent greater risk of being overweight or obese than those children who have brothers and sisters.
The American Cancer Society has announced that cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States. The report states that in 2012, an estimated 112,800 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed.
Workers with stressful jobs may face a 23 percent higher risk of heart attack compared to workers without stressful jobs, find European researchers who pooled data from 13 different studies.
Some 13,500 children go to ERs each year for eye injuries and complications related to contact lenses, mostly due to poor hygiene. Experts urge parents to make sure lenses are cleaned regularly and according to directions and not worn for too long.
(By CalorieLab editors)