Number of U.S. kids injured on halloween is scary

Children's Health, Parenting
Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other night of the year, according to experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the researchers warned that eye trauma from sharp objects and burns from flammable costumes are also common Halloween injuries. How can you protect your child? (more…)
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Tanning beds even riskier than previously thought

Cancer, Skin Health
Indoor tanning beds may be even more likely to cause skin cancer than previously believed. New research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that the main type of ultraviolet rays used in tanning beds – UVA1 – may penetrate to a deep layer of skin that is most vulnerable to the cancer-causing changes caused by UV rays. (more…)
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Probiotics may be an effective remedy for colds

Alternative Medicine, General Health, Infectious Disease
As we head into the cough and cold season, I thought this post might be of interest. Especially since acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs or "colds") are the most common reason people  seek medical care in the U.S. It's said there are up to one billion colds reported in the U.S. each  year. Now there's another option for trying to prevent them. (more…)
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FDA increasing scrutiny of sexual enhancement supplements

Alternative Medicine, Men's Health
Walk into almost any convenience store or gas station and you'll find pills that promise better sex. Some of these supplements that promise a libido boost have now been pulled from shelves nationwide after their manufacturers were cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because the pills were laced with ingredients found in prescription drugs or their online ads made false claims. (more…)
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