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These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth, report finds

These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth, report finds

While sports are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for young people, injuries can happen too — and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals which activities are most likely to send a young athlete to the emergency room. The report, published Friday…MORE

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

Germany’s parliament has voted to make measles vaccinations compulsory for children, with parents who fail to immunize their children facing fines of €2,500 ($2,750). The Measles Protection Act, which the Bundestag approved on Thursday, requires all parents to provide evidence that their child has received two measles vaccinations before they are enrolled in school or…MORE

FDA issues warning to Dollar Tree about selling ‘potentially unsafe drugs’

FDA issues warning to Dollar Tree about selling ‘potentially unsafe drugs’

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Dollar Tree for receiving over-the-counter drugs produced by foreign manufacturers that have been found to be adulterated, including acne treatment pads and Assured brand drugs. The letter — sent earlier this month to Greenbrier International Inc., which does business as Dollar Tree —…MORE

Wanted: 10,000 dogs for the largest-ever study on aging in canines

Wanted: 10,000 dogs for the largest-ever study on aging in canines

On this we can all agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that. Researchers are hoping to study a group of 10,000 dogs over the course of 10 years to see whether they can improve the life expectancy of canines and their overall quality of…MORE

Lung injury cases now at 2,172, CDC says

Lung injury cases now at 2,172, CDC says

There were 2,172 cases of lung injury linked to vaping as of November 13, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. That’s an increase from last week, when there were 2,051 cases of vaping-related lung injuries. “Fortunately, the new cases appear to be trending downward nationally, although some states remain hard-hit,”…MORE

Cigarette smoking falls to record low in the United States

Cigarette smoking falls to record low in the United States

Cigarette smoking among US adults fell to its lowest recorded level in 2018: 13.7%, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents a drop of roughly two-thirds since the CDC started collecting this data in 1965. “This marked decline in cigarette smoking is the achievement of…MORE

Astronaut exercise programs may help cancer patients, researchers say

Astronaut exercise programs may help cancer patients, researchers say

The rigors and challenges of spaceflight are remarkably similar to the physical stress cancer patients experiment during chemotherapy and other treatments, according to researchers. For that reason, the researchers suggest that the countermeasures program used by astronauts before, during and after spaceflight to maintain their health could be developed and applied for cancer patients to…MORE

Why we should stop calling it ‘screen time’ to our kids

Why we should stop calling it ‘screen time’ to our kids

Conversations with kids force us to think hard about the power of words. While adults tend to view language as fluid and open to interpretation, kids tend to be fairly rigid about it. They want clear explanations about what a word means. They also want to know where the thing or concept that is represented…MORE

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