Workers at plants in Kenya where lead acid batteries are made and recycled have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood that puts them at risk for serious health effects, according to a new study published in Environmental Health News.
Serious health risk needs more attention at every healthcare visit
September 5, 2012
The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine and have seen a doctor at least twice in the past year, yet their condition is still not under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Types A, B, and AB associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease
August 22, 2012
People with blood type A, B, or AB had a higher risk for coronary heart disease when compared to those with blood type O, according to new research published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.
Funding for lead poisoning prevention nearly eliminated
May 29, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it is accepting its advisory committee’s recommendation to redefine the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood and to focus the nation’s attention on preventing lead exposure.
May is American Stroke Month and the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) are using the occasion to remind us that managing our blood pressure is the most important thing we can do to help reduce our chances of having a stroke.