Health News
New Crib Safety Rules to Take Effect
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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New mandatory safety standards for cribs in the United States that take effect Tuesday "are an important step in ensuring a safe environment for infants as they sleep," according to a statement from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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Portable Pools Pose Drowning Risk for Young Kids
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Portable swimming pools, including the increasingly popular, inflatable models, pose serious risks to young children, experts warn.

In a new study, investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, detail the drowning deaths of more than 200 children under 12 years old linked to a variety of above-ground pools, some large and deep, others small and shallow.

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FDA Issues New Rules on Sunscreens
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require new labeling for sunscreens to identify products that are best for reducing the risk of skin cancer, early skin aging and helping to prevent sunburn.

Under the new rule, sunscreens that protect against both ultraviolet A rays (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be labeled "Broad Spectrum." UVB rays and UVA rays both can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging; UVB rays are the main source of sunburn, FDA officials explained.

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Factors That May Contribute to Prostate Cancer
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Read more...Only about 5 percent to 10 percent of prostate cancer cases can be attributed to cell changes that men inherit from their parents, the American Cancer Society says.

The remaining cases can be traced to cell changes that occur during a man's lifetime.

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Keeping Cool in the Heat
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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As summer approaches and temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses, experts say.

"We are not invincible when it comes to exercise in the heat," said Brendon McDermott, an athletic trainer with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and member of the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) Medical and Science Advisory Board, in a news release from the National Athletic Trainers Association. "In extreme cases, if medical care is not provided in a timely manner, long-term damage and sometimes death can occur."

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