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Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with neurological disorders such as epilepsy or cerebral palsy are at increased risk for complications from the flu, but are no more lik...
The Inside Dish on Barbecue Safety
The Inside Dish on Barbecue Safety SUNDAY, April 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Barbecues and picnics are synonymous with warm weather, and following food safety rules will help ensure that everyone stays healthy, an expert says. "First and foremost, re...
Tan Skin Is Damaged Skin
Tan Skin Is Damaged Skin MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The "healthy glow" associated with a tan is actually a sign of danger, a dermatologist says. "The sad news is that unfortunately, no, there is no way to safely tan. The research is cl...
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests. "Changes...
Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low
Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting, reversible forms of contraception remains low among sexually active teen girls, though that trend seems to be changing, acco...
Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries
Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. states now have bans on texting while driving, and those laws may be preventing some serious traffic accidents, a new study suggests. Researchers found...
Teens Seen in ERs for Assault at Risk for Later Gun Violence: Study
Teens Seen in ERs for Assault at Risk for Later Gun Violence: Study MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the emergency room might be a good place to try to end the vicious cycle of gun violence among young adults. "This...
Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds
Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoke appears to strengthen a dreaded "superbug," new research in mice shows. Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylo...
Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States
Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug-resistant strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea is spreading in the United States, federal health officials warned Thursday. Travelers are...
Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores
Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More isn't necessarily better for teens when it comes to homework, a new study finds. About an hour a day is ideal, and doing homework alone and regularly yield...