Archive: 09/23/2009

Teens, texting and the sleep connection

Between their crazy schedules and upside-down circadian rhythms, teens always have been somewhat sleep-deprived. Now technology is making it worse. Teens are not just texting, instant-messaging and surfing Facebook all day; ...

Sep 23, 2009
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Increased risk of birth defects after PCE exposure

Exposure to tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchlorethylene, PCE) may cause congenital birth defects. A study of expectant women exposed to PCE in drinking water, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental He ...

Sep 23, 2009
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FDA medical device approvals get external review

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is asking the government's top medical advisers to review its system for approving certain types of medical devices, which has been criticized by safety advocates and government watchdogs.

Sep 23, 2009
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