Health News
Barbeque May Contain Hidden Dangers
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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Backyard barbeques are a big part of summer fun, but avoiding their hidden dangers is key to staying healthy and enjoying a cookout, a doctor suggests.

Barbeques can result in food poisoning from raw or undercooked foods; temperamental grills can cause burns; and charred meat may contribute to the development of certain types of cancer, according to Dr. Martha Howard, a Chicago Healers practitioner.

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Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros
Friday, July 01, 2011
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One way to have a safe July 4th holiday is to leave fireworks celebrations to the experts, a children's eye specialist advises.

"Fireworks exhibits are best left to professionals. Adults, and particularly children, should not play with these devices that can cause eye injuries, burns and bruises," Dr. Daniel Neely, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hosptial for Children, said in a university news release.

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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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