SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2019 — With the arrival of winter, it’s time for skiing, sledding and ice skating, but it’s also when snow blindness can strike.
Snow blindness is like a sunburn in the eyes. It’s caused by the same UV rays that give you that…
SATURDAY, Dec. 14, 2019 — Keep the holidays happy, healthy and safe by following a few guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.
“With a thoughtful approach, families can avoid some of the holiday frenzy, and focus on what is…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — Having little ones visit for the holidays? Be sure to stow household cleaners safely out of their reach.
These products are a major source of reports to U.S. poison control centers, and exposures often involve the eyes….
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — Improperly cleaned duodenoscopes — a type of endoscope used to diagnose illness in the pancreas and bile ducts — have been linked to hundreds of cases of severe, sometimes fatal, infections in patients.
Now, U.S. Food and…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — Toddlers have an increased risk of allergies if they are exposed to multiple indoor pollutants in their first years of life, a new study finds.
It included 108 mother-child pairs. Researchers assessed exposures to various…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — Individual patient characteristics — not the quality of care provided by surgeons and hospitals — account for most differences in spinal fusion surgery outcomes, according to a new study.
The study included 737 patients,…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — The flu season is off to a fast and furious start, with a strain of the virus that normally arrives later in the season making a strong early appearance, U.S. health officials said Friday.
Flu is now widespread across many…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those “refined” carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night?
About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 — People who wind up in emergency rooms because they tried to kill themselves or contemplated it had a much higher risk of suicide within the year of the visit, new research suggests.
In fact, a study of people who went to…
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Decades ago, Nat King Cole gently crooned about chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But since then, scientists have uncovered some troubling truths about wood smoke.
Although the image of a…