Home Is Where the Hearth Is
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your fireplace clean and running
efficiently can help reduce the risk of a house fire.
Health Tip: Talkin' Turkey
(HealthDay News) -- When it's time to thaw your big bird for
Thanksgiving, make sure you do it properly to reduce the risk of
Airport Security X-Rays May Damage Diabetes Devices
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Full body X-ray scanners
and luggage X-rays may damage some insulin pumps and continuous
glucose monitors, both used by many people with diabetes to manage
Scans Spot Brain Changes in Patients With Concussion Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who
identified brain changes in people with post-concussion syndrome
say their findings may lead to improved detection and treatment of
Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A significant decline in
cigarette smoking took place among U.S. kids aged 12 to 17 between
2002 and 2010 in 41 states, according to a new federal government
Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Men who had low muscle
strength during their teen years are at increased risk for early
death from several major causes, a new study contends.
Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Routine checkups don't help
reduce a patient's risk of dying from either heart disease or
cancer, new Danish research suggests.
Crash Stats Paint a Grim Holiday Picture for Some
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Speeding, alcohol and
weather are among the factors that increase the risk of fatal
traffic crashes around Thanksgiving, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Cites Toy Dangers
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Toy cars with parts so
small a child could choke on them, a plastic "robot" with excessive
lead levels, and a play car horn that's so loud it could damage a
child's hearing are just some of the dangerous playthings on this
year's "Trouble in Toyland" report from the U.S. Public Interest
Research Group (PIRG).
Just-Approved Flu Vaccine Uses Newer Production Method
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Flucelvax is the first
seasonal flu vaccine to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration using a manufacturing method called cell culture
technology, the agency said.
OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills are
safe and should be sold over-the-counter without the need for a
doctor's exam or prescription, the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended Tuesday.