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5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

Latest Prevention & Wellness News SATURDAY, Feb. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Hitting the slopes or the skating rink as the winter of 2020 winds down? Don’t let an accident or injury spoil your fun. “Winter sports and recreational activities have great health and cardiovascular benefits,” said Dr. Joseph Bosco, vice president of the American […]

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What’s Source of ‘Stinging Water’? Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

What’s Source of ‘Stinging Water’? Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The mystery of “stinging water” has been solved, scientists say. Stinging water is the seawater near and around upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) — and swimmers can get stinging, itchy skin while submerged in it, even if they have no direct contact with the creatures […]

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Will the Lights of Fireflies Be Extinguished?

Will the Lights of Fireflies Be Extinguished?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There is little more magical than the glow of fireflies on a still summer night, but new research suggests that light pollution threatens firefly populations worldwide. The other major dangers putting some of the more than 2,000 different species of fireflies at risk […]

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Plant Therapy May Lower Workers’ Stress

Plant Therapy May Lower Workers’ Stress

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Gazing at a plant at work could help ease your job-related stress, a new study suggests. It found that looking at a plant for a few minutes and taking care of it led to slight drops in high levels of anxiety among workers […]

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Medical ‘Yarn’ Is Made From Human Skin

Medical ‘Yarn’ Is Made From Human Skin

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — “Yarn” made from human skin that could be used in a number of medical procedures, including stitching up surgical incisions and repairing organs, scientists say. The string-like “human textile” is developed from skin cells and would have the ability to “truly integrate into […]

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Some U.S. Workers Are Bringing Toxins Home to Their Kids

Some U.S. Workers Are Bringing Toxins Home to Their Kids

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People who work with potentially dangerous chemicals or hazardous metals such as lead may unwittingly bring those toxic substances home, a new review says. In the home, these substances put family members, especially children, at risk of serious illness. […]

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Texting While Walking Is Risky Business

Texting While Walking Is Risky Business

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The dangers of “distracted driving” are well-known, but texting while walking may also be a road hazard, a new research review finds. Pedestrians who are busy texting are less likely to look both ways before crossing the street and […]

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When Pharmacists Allowed to Give Anti-Opioid Med Without Rx, Access Soars

When Pharmacists Allowed to Give Anti-Opioid Med Without Rx, Access Soars

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Allowing pharmacists to provide the opioid overdose drug naloxone without a prescription led to a huge increase in dispensing of the lifesaving drug in Ohio. Ohio state lawmakers gave that permission in 2015. Since then, there’s been a 2,328% increase in naloxone dispensing, […]