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Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding

Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of U.S. traffic deaths, but doesn’t get enough attention as a traffic safety issue, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report says. “If we want to get to zero deaths on our roads, we need […]

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Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely

Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely

(HealthDay News) — Refrigeration can help keep food safe from germs and prevent food-borne illnesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these refrigeration tips: Marinate food in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature. Bacteria can multiply rapidly at room temperature. Never reuse marinating liquid unless you bring it to a rapid boil first […]

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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods

Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods

Possible wood contamination has led to the recall of more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets from Perdue Foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The agency said there are no confirmed cases of illness linked with the ready-to-eat chicken nuggets, which were […]

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Anti-Vaxxers a Major Global Health Threat: WHO

Anti-Vaxxers a Major Global Health Threat: WHO

Anti-vaxxers are among the top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019, the World Health Organization says. The movement against vaccinations has taken hold in a number of countries, including the United States. The percentage of American children aged 19 to 35 months who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001, according to […]

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Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a “health emergency.” “Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and […]

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More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As if the opioid crisis wasn’t already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and sedatives. These sedatives, known as benzodiazepines, are prescribed for pain, insomnia and anxiety. And another class of […]

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When Your Medications Are the News

When Your Medications Are the News

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Would you stop taking a medication if you heard a negative news story about it? Sticking with a prescription drug regimen, or “medication adherence,” is already a challenge for many patients, with not taking medications as prescribed being a […]

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Recycling: A Renewed Effort Is Needed

Recycling: A Renewed Effort Is Needed

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most people know how important recycling is for a healthier environment, yet a survey by the Pew Research Center showed that Americans may not always put that knowledge into practice. Though most people in the United States have access […]

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1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are living with drug addiction, but a free, national hotline that offers help is underused because most don’t know about it, new research finds. After the popular singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized in July, researchers found […]

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Calling All Blood Donors

Calling All Blood Donors

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those […]