Health

Berry Mix Being Recalled Over Hepatitis A Fears

June 17, 2019

Frozen berries are being voluntarily recalled in multiple states. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health alertTrusted SourceWednesday regarding the recall of frozen berries that may be contaminated with hepatitis A. The contamination was identified by the FDA during a frozen berry sampling assignment. So far, there have been no hepatitis A cases […]

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Why You Might Want to Restrict Energy Drinks for Children, Teens

June 11, 2019

Researchers say some dietary supplements and vitamins can cause health issues for younger people. Red Bull energy drinks are popular among children and teens, but experts say consumption should be limited. Getty Images Trying to get an energy boost on a hot summer day could be more dangerous than it seems. In a new study, researchers […]

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Enrolling Your Kid in Summer Camp? Better Get That Measles Vaccination

June 3, 2019

This year’s measles outbreak has prompted many summer camps to tighten their rules on vaccinations for campers as well as employees. Summer camps provide children with a chance to explore nature and learn new skills. Getty Images School’s out — and summer camp might be, too, for some young people who don’t have vaccinations. Measles […]

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Compulsively Check Your Smartphone? Knowing Why Can Help You Stop

May 30, 2019

Everywhere you look, people are checking their smartphone with great frequency — and not just teens and college students. For some, smartphone behavior has become compulsive, with negative effects on their lives. Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) found a series of triggers, shared by all age groups, that initiated and ended habitual smartphone […]

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Online DIY Sunscreen Formulas Can Be Unhealthy for You and Your Kids

May 29, 2019

Should you trust all the medical advice you read on the internet? In fact, the “cures” you find may cause more harm than good. A quick Pinterest search for do-it-yourself (DIY) sunscreen reveals thousands of recipes, most of which have no scientific evidence to back their claims. A new study finds people who use these […]

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Less Screen Time Can Improve Teen Sleep Habits in a Few Weeks

May 27, 2019

Researchers say reducing the amount of blue-light screen time for teens at night can help them sleep better. For most of human evolution, our sleep patterns have revolved around the pattern of the sun. Then our circadian rhythms were altered with the discovery of fire, and changed forever when we discovered electricity. Now we can […]

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Want to Boost Your Baby’s Intelligence? Talk to Them — A Lot

May 21, 2019

New research finds parents who frequently talk to toddlers not only help improve their child’s vocabulary, but they also give nonverbal abilities like reasoning and numerical understanding a boost. A lot has been made of the 30 million word gap in the nearly 40 years since the original research was presented. The results established that children born […]

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What Workplace Wellness Programs Can — And Can’t — Do for You

May 15, 2019

Workplace wellness programs have been in vogue for a while now. However, a recent study published Trusted Source in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests they might not be all they’re cracked up to be, at least in the short term. In a randomized trial involving nearly 33,000 employees at 160 BJ’s Wholesale Club stores […]

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New FDA Guidelines on Sunscreen: How to Best Protect Your Skin This Summer

May 13, 2019

Experts advise applying sunscreen every two hours you’re outside. Getty Images People planning on spending a lot of time in the summer sun might want to pay attention to the new suggested regulations for sunscreens. Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule that would update regulation requirements for most sunscreen products […]

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Love Coffee or Beer? It’s Got Nothing to Do with Your Taste Buds

May 12, 2019

New research finds we’re drawn to certain beverages for the way they make us feel, not for the way they taste. Getty Images You sip piping hot black coffee, no sugar. Your cubicle neighbor pops open an ice-cold can of soda. You both sigh at the rush of caffeinated euphoria. It’s time to start the […]

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