Arsenic Found in Many U.S. Red Wines, but Health Risks Depend on Total Diet

(Newswise)–A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows drinking water to contain no more than 10 parts per billion […]

Strokes In Children Linked To Infections, Inadequate Vaccinations

(Newswise)–Children who have suffered recent infections or have not received most or all of their vaccinations are at a higher risk for stroke, according to research published in the Sept. 30 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The findings conceivably will be “seminal in drafting further stroke prevention strategies” […]

Pediatric Injuries From Toppled Tv Sets: Risk Factors And Strategies For Prevention

(Newswise)–Researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) reviewed medical articles describing head injuries caused by toppled television sets in children 0 to 18 years of age. These injuries, which can be severe and sometimes fatal in small children, are often unwitnessed by adult caregivers, indicating a lack of awareness […]

YMCA, ACE Partner To Improve America’s Health‏

SAN DIEGO–YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) have teamed up to enhance their impact on community health. Starting in early 2016, YMCA health and wellness professionals will be able to pursue education and training in Group Exercise and Strength and Conditioning from ACE that has been customized by Y-USA […]

San Diego Region Suicides Decrease

SAN DIEGO–After several years of continued increases, the number of people who killed themselves in the San Diego region dropped for the first time last year. According to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s 2015 Report to the Community released today, 21 fewer people killed themselves last year compared to 2013. “The decline in […]

Reduced Heart Rate Variability May Indicate Greater Vulnerability To PTSD

(Newswise)–A prospective longitudinal study of U.S. Marines suggests that reduced heart rate variability – the changing time interval between heartbeats – may be a contributing risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings are reported in the September 9 online issue of JAMA Psychiatry by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School […]

Bicyclists To Ride Over 3,000 Miles To Defeat Stigma Of Mental Illness

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Today, Allen Giese, founder of Ride To Awareness, announced that 9 cyclists along with two support personnel will be departing from Ocean Beach on Monday at 7:30 a.m., September 14 to begin a 3,000 mile bike ride to Florida to support mental illness. The ride is supported by a large 32’ custom […]

Studying Kangaroo Cartilage Could Help Human Treatment

Newswise–If you have survived years of pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering and rotational forces assaulting your shoulders, thank your healthy articular cartilage. It is the smooth, white, lubricating connective tissue covering the ends of bones that meet at a joint. Cartilage promotes low-friction movement and helps bones glide pain-free through a wide range of motion and […]

Bats And Balls, Not Base Runners, Cause Worst Injuries To Major League Catchers

Newswise–Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners, according to findings of a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The research, done in collaboration with Baltimore Orioles trainers Brian Ebel and […]

Ebola Virus Disease—Anesthesiologists Need To ‘Better Prepare And Educate’ Themselves

(Newswise)–As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are certain to occur in the future, reports the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. Especially with recent news of persisting and recurrent […]