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The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands of girls did not receive the […]

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AHA News: Can Social Media Be Good for Your Health?

AHA News: Can Social Media Be Good for Your Health?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Combine the vast power and reach of social media, the unlimited resources of websites and apps, and the unquenchable thirst for health information and motivation. The result is a powerful tool for researchers, health care providers and patients. But like many […]

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — Drowsy driving was responsible for more than 72,000 vehicle crashes in 2013, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowsiness slows your reaction time, affects your ability to make good decisions and distracts from the road. The CDC […]

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Many Gun Owners Leave Weapons Unlocked at Home

Many Gun Owners Leave Weapons Unlocked at Home

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Four in 10 gun owners have at least one gun at home that isn’t locked up, even if there are children in the home, a new survey suggests. To come to that conclusion, researchers questioned nearly 3,000 people while they waited for a […]

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Health Tip: Dealing With Flea Infestation

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — Fleas feed on the blood of people and your furry friends, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Flea infestation can be difficult to quash, so prevention is key, the agency says. To prevent, reduce or eliminate flea infestation, the EPA suggests: Check carpets, cushioned furniture and cracks […]

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Why Tidying Up Is Sometimes Harder Than Expected

Why Tidying Up Is Sometimes Harder Than Expected

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you can’t quite bring yourself to declutter your home and toss out unneeded possessions, one reason why might surprise you. Researchers say the emotional tug you feel might be loneliness. “When consumers make decisions about how to get rid of multiple possessions, […]

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Probiotics: Don’t Buy the Online Hype

Probiotics: Don’t Buy the Online Hype

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many people turn to the internet with health questions, but how reliable is the information you find? When it comes to probiotics, a new study urges caution. The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a […]

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Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If climate change continues unabated, the United States should prepare for an increase in deaths from injuries, a new study claims. Looking at data on injury deaths and temperature over 38 years, researchers found a correlation between unusually high […]