THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 — Getting a flu vaccine doesn’t just protect you — it may also help older folks in your community avoid the miserable illness, new research says.
Higher flu vaccination rates for young and middle-aged adults seem to lower…
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NYC Mandates Salt Warnings on Chain Restaurant Menus
Sit down at a chain restaurant in New York City and you’ll soon see warnings about the…
– Parents who become involved in a child’s education help the child learn and develop.
The University of Michigan Health System explains these potential benefits of parental involvement at school:
– Finding the right shoe for a growing toddler is important, since your little one is learning to navigate the world on his own two feet.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:
Let babies be barefoot as long as possible to help improve…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — New research suggests that short bouts of high-intensity exercise could help reverse some early cardiac changes in people with type 2 diabetes.
“Interestingly, the data also suggest that this type of high-intensity…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — Children with type 1 diabetes may not need to start screening for eye disease as early as currently recommended, a new study suggests.
Most children with type 1 diabetes probably don’t need a yearly exam for…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — There’s more data showing that a daily HIV medication called Truvada may prevent HIV-negative gay men at high-risk for infection from contracting the AIDS-causing virus.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — Hundreds of clinics across the United States are offering unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions from baldness to heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report.
“These for-profit stem cell clinics…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — The off-road motor sport known as mud bogging can put drivers and passengers at risk of potentially lethal carbon monoxide poisoning, researchers say.
Like its name implies, mud bogging involves navigating a vehicle…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says.
Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn’t…