Health and Wellness
- April 4th, 2012As American population ages, tools for driving safer, longer critical
Nearly half of senior drivers worry about losing their freedom and mobility when it's time to give up the car keys, according to a recent survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA). As 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, AAA is helping aging drivers cope with the life-changing transitions facing them with expert advice and easy-to-find resources on its updated website for seni
- April 4th, 2012Some of these products are imported and sold illegally in shops that cater to immigrants
Some skin lotions and antiseptic soaps claim to clean and lighten skin while removing freckles and wrinkles. Instead, these illegally imported cosmetic products make consumers ill from exposure to high levels of mercury.
- April 4th, 2012
Nutritionist and Bestselling Author JJ Smith will offer a free teleseminar called "5 Ways Women Can Get Rid of Belly Fat" on April 19, 2012.
- April 4th, 2012
Colored eggs are emblems of Easter. But eggs, when not handled with special care, can cause food poisoning, also called foodborne illness. Salmonella, an organism that causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and fever, can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that look perfectly normal.
- April 4th, 2012Study Funded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Why do some children develop a peanut allergy and others don’t? Researchers trying to answer this crucial question in order to learn how to prevent this life-threatening food allergy believe that being exposed to peanuts through skin early in life could be a determining factor.
- April 3rd, 2012Carnegie Mellon study reveals inflammation as the culprit
Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. But, until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health.
- April 3rd, 2012Higher deficiency rates in some groups deserve attention
Overall, the US population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- April 3rd, 2012
With Easter upon us, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of proper handling and preparation of eggs to prevent foodborne illness.
- April 3rd, 2012Prevent Childhood Injuries on the Field With Simple Sports Safety Precautions
April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.<