Posted 7:00 AM 3/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Temperatures in home hot water heaters can be too high and pose a potential scald hazard for young children and seniors, according to a new study.
In the United States, burns from hot tap water result in about 1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new round of ads featuring emotionally charged tales of smokers who have suffered the ravages of smoking are on the way, federal health officials announced Thursday.
"Last year's campaign exceeded our very high expectations, and this year's campaign (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarring.
While the ink used (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting the number of hours that U.S. medical interns work in a single stretch may not improve patient care as had been hoped. Instead, the measure decreases interns' overall training time and may also increase patient risks (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Lightning safety is an important issue for people who enjoy outdoor recreational and sports activities, according to the National Athletic Trainer's Association.
During the past decade, lightning caused an average of 42 deaths a year in the United (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- To improve the quality of lifesaving devices called automated external defibrillators, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed Friday that the seven manufacturers of these devices be required to get agency approval for their products.
Posted 10:00 AM 3/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for Easter, health officials are issuing another cautionary tale about the dangers of salmonella infection from chicks and ducklings.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published findings on an outbreak linked to (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/18/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Whether sledding, skiing or just having fun in the snow, kids should take precautions to protect themselves from injuries during winter sports.
The Safekids.org website lists these safety guidelines for winter sports safety:
Posted 10:00 AM 3/15/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- For most passengers, airline travel is safer than ever these days. But for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies, a routine flight can end in disaster.
Many airlines still serve peanuts and tree nuts, or snacks and meals (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/14/2013 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever in Florida carried a particular viral strain that they did not bring into the country from a recent trip abroad, according to a fresh genetic analysis conducted by the U.S. Centers for (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/13/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccines protect people by activating white blood cells that, in turn, boost the development of antibodies to the flu, a new study suggests.
The finding may lead to more effective vaccines -- especially for people whose immune system isn't robust (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/12/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- The laundry room can be a potentially dangerous place for young children, but taking precautions can help reduce the risk of accidents.
The American Academy of Pediatrics lists these laundry room safety guidelines:
Posted 10:00 AM 3/11/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Salmonella-infected African dwarf frogs from a California breeding facility sickened hundreds, and potentially thousands, of children and adults from 2008 to 2011, federal officials report.
Many of the children, whose average age was 5, were (More)