Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Around four in 10 newly licensed teen drivers "crashed" in a simulated driving test, suggesting that many adolescents lack the skills they need to stay safe on the road, according to a new study.

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Fourth of July weekend is a time for celebrations and beautiful fireworks displays. But, parents do need to take steps to protect their children's ears from loud fireworks, a hearing expert cautions.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

(HealthDay News) -- A few rules from parents or guardians can help keep children safe while they get exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.

Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about links between high daily salt intake, high blood pressure and stroke, half of American adults questioned in a recent poll say they've tried to cut back on sodium.

Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Orkambi (lumacaftor and ivacaftor) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cystic fibrosis in patients who have inherited two copies of a specific gene mutation from their parents.

Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Before you bite into that burger on Independence Day, you might want to ask the chef whether a rusty old grill brush was used to clean the barbecue.

Naps May Boost Worker Productivity

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a nap while on the job might help workers be more productive, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: July 2, 2015

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Health Tip: Pack Food and Water for Camping

(HealthDay News) -- There's often no getting around packing food and water for a camping trip. But make sure you pack the right stuff properly to help prevent food-borne illness.

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.