ARCHIVE: June 2019

Heading to Europe This Summer? Get Your Measles Shot

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Europe deals with its biggest measles outbreaks since the 1990s, U.S. health officials are urging travelers to be up-to-date on vaccination. In 2018,...

Tips for Keeping Your Child Healthy at Camp

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With thousands of kids heading to camp for the summer, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some tips for keeping them safe and happy. In a new...

How to Recognize Early Learning Challenges in Kids

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many children have difficulty with learning at some point, but those with learning disabilities often have several specific and persistent signs, which can...

How Much Fat Do You Really Need?

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With all the attention that the very high-fat Keto diet is getting, you might be wondering how much fat is healthy and how much your body really needs every...

Swallowing Toiletries, Makeup Sends Thousands of Kids to ER Each...

MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Take a stroll down the beauty products aisle and you'll see rows of colorful packages, even some with pictures of fruit on them. It's easy to see how about a...

Head Injuries Tied to Motorized Scooters Are Rising: Study

SUNDAY, June 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Head injuries from riding electric scooters without a helmet are on the rise, a new study reports. Between 2008 and 2017, nearly 32,000 injuries were...

A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy Mom

SATURDAY, June 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a healthy baby starts before you get pregnant, Penn State doctors say. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, said Dr....

Overweight Kids Are at Risk for High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight preschoolers have twice the odds of developing high blood pressure by age 6, putting them at risk of heart attack and stroke later in life. And...

Education, Intelligence Might Protect Your Brain

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being smart and highly educated may not prevent Alzheimer's disease, but it appears to delay the disease's impact on everyday life, a new study suggests....

Best Gift From Dad for Kids: More Time Together

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Father's Day is a once-a-year celebration of the bond between Dad and his kids, but cementing that bond takes a year-round commitment. A new study suggests...

AHA News: Are Transgender Men and Women Who Take Hormones at...

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The impact of hormone therapy on the heart health of transgender men and women has been the subject of several studies published within the...

Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could soaking in hot water followed by light exercise work as well on peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a longer bout of exercise does? The authors of a...

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants -- transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome" -- is an increasingly used new...

A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't drink water take in nearly 100 more calories from sugary drinks every day than those who do, according to a recent Penn State study. About...

5 Easy Ways to Cut Back Your Salt Intake

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of Americans have taken steps to cut back on salt, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation. This often starts...

Common Infant Vaccine May Also Shield Kids From Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinating against the common infant infection rotavirus not only cuts a child's odds of getting sick, it might also prevent them from developing type 1...

'Daddy-Do-Overs': Men Increasingly Getting Plastic...

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A face-lift for Father's Day, anyone? It could happen: A new report finds many more men are taking advantage of the same plastic surgeries that have long...

When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous Obsession

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble. An extreme preoccupation with clean eating is an eating order...

At Camp Hopetáke, kids score a victory over fire

TAMPA, Fla. -- At Camp Hopetáke this week, children soared through the air on a zipline, splashed their way around Adventure Island and cheered the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-2 victory. Because at this...

50 Years After Ban, Canadian Lakes Still Have High Levels of DDT

THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although DDT was banned in the 1970s, the toxic pesticide still lurks in the sediment of lakes in New Brunswick, Canada, researchers report. To control...

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