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Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America’s Schoolkids

Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America’s Schoolkids

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Gun-related deaths among school-age children in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, researchers report. In 2017, gun violence claimed more 5- to 18-year-olds than police officers or active-duty members of the U.S. military, according to a chilling new study led by […]

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Spread of Democracy Is Good for World’s Health: Study

Spread of Democracy Is Good for World’s Health: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A healthy democracy means better health for its citizens, a new study claims. Researchers analyzed political, economic and population health data from 170 countries over 46 years — 1970 to 2016. They concluded that as levels of democracy increased, governments spent more on […]

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Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid

Health Tip: Snake Bite First-Aid

(HealthDay News) — About 8,000 of the 45,000 snake bites in the United States each year are caused by venomous snakes. But most traditional first-aid methods do more harm than good, the World Health Organization says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News WHO recommends: Reassure the victim, if he or she is anxious. Immobilize the person’s […]

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Health Tip: Thumb Sprains

Health Tip: Thumb Sprains

(HealthDay News) — A sprained thumb occurs when ligaments stretch beyond their limits. The most common cause of a sprained thumb is falling onto an outstretched hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Depending on the sprain’s severity, you may have bruising, tenderness and swelling around the base of […]

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Health Tip: Energy Drink Safety

Health Tip: Energy Drink Safety

(HealthDay News) — While energy drinks are promoted as products that increase energy and enhance performance, they also can put users at risk. Latest Prevention & Wellness News From 2007 to 2011, energy-drink related emergency room visits doubled. Overconsumption of energy drinks can cause a host of issues, the U.S> National Institutes of Health says. […]

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Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?

Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan (lorazepam) are most commonly implicated in health crises […]

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Health Tip: Prevent ACL Tears

Health Tip: Prevent ACL Tears

(HealthDay News) — Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are nightmares for athletes. Depending on the severity of the tear, patients can expect surgery followed by more than a year of physical therapy. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Most commonly, ACL tears are the result of sudden twisting motions, MedlinePlus says. Though the injury is hard […]

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The Deadliest Plastic for Seabirds? Balloons

The Deadliest Plastic for Seabirds? Balloons

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No plastic is good for seabirds, but new Australian research finds that balloon bits pose the most deadly threat to marine life. “Balloons, or balloon fragments, were the marine debris most likely to cause mortality, and they killed almost one in five of […]

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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With more Americans walking and fewer drivers paying attention, pedestrian deaths in the United States reached their highest level in almost 30 years during 2018. A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report projects 6,227 pedestrian deaths nationwide last year. The projection is based […]