FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more.
The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the…
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — Don’t kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer.
Unless you’re willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you’re still at risk for skin damage, researchers report.
“For the most part, adults who…
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Healthy people exposed to even low levels of air pollution over a handful of years developed enlarged heart chambers, a common precursor to heart failure, a new study indicates.
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery.
The review of published studies provides…
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — Links between brain damage and contact sports continue to emerge, with scientists now tying repetitive head impacts to a condition that can lead to Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have already tied repetitive head impacts…
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E-Cigarette Sales in U.S. Climb as Prices Fall
There was a large increase in sales of electronic cigarettes and related products in the United…
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — If you love fish and you’re pregnant, new research suggests eating lots of it might help you avoid delivering your baby too soon.
The researchers found that women who had the lowest levels of fatty acids from fish during…
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — You might not think much about it when turning on a light in your home, but faulty wiring and electrical products can lead to fire, injury and even death.
That’s why it’s important to check for and fix potential problems…
– The summer calendar is filled with fairs and festivals, but with the warmer temperatures comes an increased risk of food contamination, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.
The CDC suggests considering these questions when…
–In 2016, nearly 5,000 motorcycle users died in crashes, and about 88,000 were hurt, the National Safety Council says.
The council offers these suggestions for safer riding:
Always wear a full-coverage helmet.
Choose a bike that fits you.