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  • How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen? FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right stuff, but be sure to read the label or you could still get burned. Most sunscreens sold at major U.S. retailers and their websites now offer broad-spectrum protection, are water-resistant and have an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher as the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends, a new study found. But more than a third of sunscreens sol...

  • Health Tip: Think Smart During a Hot Spell

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Tip: Think Smart During a Hot Spell (HealthDay News) -- Older adults, young children and people with chronic health problems are considered most at risk of illness during hot weather. To help you stay cool, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these summer tips: Don't leave anyone -- children, the elderly or pets -- inside a car, even for a few minutes. Even in 70-degree weather, a car can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Limit outdoor activity as much as poss...

  • Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who've been hospitalized with pneumonia or sepsis have a higher risk of heart disease, a new European study reports. Researchers examined data from nearly 237,000 Swedish men. They were followed from age 18 into middle age. The study found that those admitted to the hospital with pneumonia or sepsis (a bacterial infection of the blood) had a six times higher risk of heart disease in the following year....

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Animal Bites

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Tip: Avoiding Animal Bites (HealthDay News) -- Wild animals seldom bite people unless they are threatened or sick, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most animal bites are caused by a pet -- yours or someone else's. To help prevent animal bites, the CDC suggests: Never pet or feed an animal that you don't know. If your child is near an animal, watch the child closely. Spay your dog, which should make the dog less aggressive. Vaccinate your pets against rabies. Wear boots an...

  • Health Tip: Apply Bug Spray Properly

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Tip: Apply Bug Spray Properly (HealthDay News) -- Keeping you and your kids itch-free by applying bug repellant can also keep away nasty mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika and West Nile. Here's how to apply bug spray properly, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says: Follow the product label's instructions carefully. Do not apply bug spray to the eyes, nose or mouth. Put repellant on your own hands, then apply to a child's face and neck. Don't use bug spray on an open wound or...

  • Health Tip: Avoid a Sure Way to Ruin Your Vacation

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Tip: Avoid a Sure Way to Ruin Your Vacation (HealthDay News) -- Many an overseas traveler has had a rumbling stomach and abdominal cramps, two common warning signs of traveler's diarrhea. This pesky and often dangerous menace can spoil a vacation as fast as its symptoms can creep up on you. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests ways to keep traveler's diarrhea at bay: Drink only bottled beverages, including water. Check to make sure each bottle is properly sealed. Skip the ...

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2017

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona Health officials from two counties in northern Arizona are warning the public that fleas are testing positive for the Yersinia pestis bacterium that causes plague. Following a similar announcement from the Coconino County Public Health Services District, on Friday officials at Navajo County Public Health said that fleas there h...

  • Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if people newly diagnosed with cancer don't have enough to worry about, a new study suggests the diagnosis may put their hearts at risk, too. The study found that newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for a condition called arterial thromboembolism, which occurs when blood flow is blocked by a clot that's traveled from another part of the body, such as the legs. The potential heart threat is higher ...

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2017

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona Health officials from two counties in northern Arizona are warning the public that fleas are testing positive for the Yersinia pestis bacterium that causes plague. Following a similar announcement from the Coconino County Public Health Services District, on Friday officials at Navajo County Public Health said that fleas there h...

  • Health Tip: Plan for a Heat Wave

    Posted: 08/23/2017

    Health Tip: Plan for a Heat Wave (HealthDay News) -- Weather gurus generally define a heat wave as several days of temperatures that are 10 degrees or more above average, often accompanied by high humidity. The American Red Cross says people in areas prone to heat waves should plan ahead, especially if they care for infants or the elderly. Here's what the organization suggests: Pay attention to the local weather forecast. Stay in an air-conditioned place. If no air conditioning is available at home, kee...