June 6, 2012

Fall Hazard

1 Evenflo Convertible High Chairs Recalled

Evenflo has announced a voluntary recall, in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Comm., of about 35,000 convertible high chairs due to a possible fall hazard. The recall involves Evenflo high chairs that convert to a table and chair. The activity tray, if it becomes detached, poses a fall risk to the child. The company has received 18 reports of defective equipment (detached trays), including 8 reports of injured children. The following names and model numbers are involved: Dottie Lime - 29111259, Dottie Rose - 29111271 and Marianna - 29111234. The chairs, which were made in China, were sold at Toys R Us and Walmart stores between 12/2011 and 6/2012. Consumers with recalled highchairs should call Evenflo at 800-233-5921 for a replacement tray with installation instructions.

More at Www.wane.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Two Million Baby Cribs Recalled

Tags: Child Safety, Evenflo, US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Evenflo Recall, Evenflo High Chair Recall

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Nice to Meet You, Omentum

2 Belly Fat May Have Purpose

Omentum, a fatty membrane in the stomach, may have a purpose after all, say researchers who believe the membrane plays an important role in regulating the immune system. Until recently, the omentum, like the appendix, didn't seem to have much of a purpose. Makio Iwashima, PhD, corresponding author of a study, says, "We now have evidence that the omentum is not just fat sitting in the belly." The research could lead to new drugs for patients with auto-immune diseases and patients who've had an organ transplant. The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers published their findings in PLoS ONE.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Aerobics Best Way to Burn Belly Fat

Tags: Belly Fat, Lupus Treatment, PLoS ONE, Stomach Anatomy, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Abdominal Cavity, Momentum, Organ Transplant Patients

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Trade Cigarette for Banana

3 Fruit, Veggies May Help You Quit Smoking

Eating more fruit and vegetables may help you stop smoking and stay tobacco-free longer, suggest researchers. The study involved 1,000 smokers ages 25 and older from across the U.S. Compared to smokers who ate the lowest amounts of fruit and vegetables, those who ate the most were three times more likely to have remained tobacco-free for the previous 30 days when questioned during the 14-month follow-up interview. Smokers who ate more fruit and vegetables smoked fewer cigarettes each day, scored lower on a test for nicotine dependence, and waited longer to smoke the day's first cigarette. The study, conducted by Buffalo public health researchers, is published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Eat Heart Healthy Food for a Healthy Brain

Tags: Smoking Cessation Products, How Quit Smoking, Smoking Cessation Help, Reasons Eat More Fruit, Reasons Eat More Vegetables, How Fruit Good for You, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Nicotine Dependence Test

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Slows Aggressive Breast Cancers

4 HIV Drugs Slow Spread of Breast Cancer

A new study has found that the HIV drugs Maraviroc and Vicriviroc slow the metastasis of basal breast cancer tumors and those expressing HER-2. The drugs block CCR5, a receptor that the virus needs to get into and infect its host cells and interacts with the chemokine CCL5. Their interaction plays a role in invasiveness and they were found to be present at high levels in basal and HER-2 positive subtypes. The drugs were incubated with several types of breast cancer tumors. Experiments in mice with basal cell breast cancer showed that the drugs reduced the number and size of secondary lung tumors by 90 percent. Basal cell tumors are especially hard to treat because they do not express the receptors that are targets of hormonal therapy.

More at Science Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Gene Therapy Creates HIV Resistant T-Cells

Tags: Breast Cancer, CCR5, HIV, Metastasis, Maraviroc, Vicriviroc, CCL5, Basal Breast Cancer Cells, HER-2

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