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
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
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.