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15 Aug

Should Parents Who Break School Drop-Off Rules Be Banned from the Parking Lot?

A new, national poll finds many parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids.

12 Aug

Mental Exhaustion Is Real, But What Causes It?

A new study finds intense cognitive work causes chemical changes that make your brain tired.

11 Aug

Switching to a Salt Substitute Could Protect Your Heart, Study Finds

Taming your salt habit with a salt substitute may lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and early death, researchers say.

2 Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

2 Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

Millions of infant swings and rockers are being recalled because crawling babies can get entangled in straps that dangle beneath them.

The recall applies to MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and rockers manufactured by Thorley Industries of Pittsburgh. The company, which does business under the name 4moms, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Co...

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 16, 2022
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Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says

Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says

Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids will bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss by mid-October, under a landmark proposal just announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The final rule announced Tuesday creates a category of hearing aids that could be sold directly to consumers, without either a med...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 16, 2022
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Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that exposure to lead can harm young children's brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children.

The study, of close to 26,000 schoolchildren, found that Black children with ...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 16, 2022
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First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19

First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- First Lady Jill Biden has COVID-19 and is experiencing "mild symptoms," according to her staff.

"After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening," Biden's communications director Eliza...

  • By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 16, 2022
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Are High-Tech Blood Pressure Monitors Really Worth It?

Are High-Tech Blood Pressure Monitors Really Worth It?

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to taking your blood pressure at home, smart devices with lots of bells and whistles are no better than old-school monitors, which happen to cost much less.

This is the main finding of a new study that compared high-tech devices that link to your smartphone and pro...

  • By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 16, 2022
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AHA News: Heart Failure at Age 30 Brought on By Pregnancy

AHA News: Heart Failure at Age 30 Brought on By Pregnancy

Fatima Mathews knew something wasn't right. She was more tired than she'd ever felt in her life.

"You just had a baby," her doctor reminded her. "It's normal to be tired."

She'd been feeling tired – and bloated and swollen – since the last few months of her pregnancy. And now it was time to go back to work. Mathews told herself s...

  • American Heart Association News HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 16, 2022
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