Health News Brief: Falls Tied To Post-Op Complications In Older People, Short Of Breath? It Could Be A Heart Issue, Halloween Parties Can Heighten Danger For Kids With Food Allergies American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

October 29. 2013   

Air Pollution A Leading Cause OF Cancer U.N. Agency
The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization's cancer agency said.
Source: International Agency For Research On Cancer Read More

Short Of Breath? It Could Be A Heart Issue
There is a myth out there that continues to tell us that as we age, our activity level will dramatically decline. This is simply not true.
Source: Cleveland Clinic Read More

Halloween Parties Can Heighten Danger For Kids With Food Allergies
The scary reality is that food allergies are becoming more and more common in the United States. In the past 10 years there has been an 18 percent increase in children with food allergies. In fact, 6-8 percent of children have at least one food allergy.
Source: Loyola University Health System Read More

Falls Tied To Post-Op Complications In Older People
The number of falls older people take before surgery may help predict their health during recovery, says a new study.
Source: JAMA Surgery Read More

Is Hand Sanitizer Toxic?
You squirt it on your hands as you catch the office elevator for lunch, and then again on your way home. You have bottles in your bathroom and kitchen, too -- and you use them often. You think (hope?) that your hand-sanitizer habit is protecting you from colds and flu and gross bugaboos like E. coli. But even if it isn't, it's harmless. Right?
Source: Upwave Read More



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