Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades
(HealthDay News) -- Corded blinds and shades pose significant
strangulation hazards for young children. Experts say parents
should check every window in the home to make sure the covering
doesn't pose a danger.
Health Tip: Recognizing Shin Splints
(HealthDay News) -- Shin splints are a common running injury.
They occur when the tissue, muscles and tendons near the tibia bone
in the front of the leg become inflamed.
Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Tooth loss and
bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among
the middle-aged, a new study contends.
Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans do not
deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates.
State Laws Can Help Curb Binge Drinking, Study Says
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Strong state alcohol
control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge
drinking, a new study finds.
Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More action is needed
to reduce illness and death among the millions of Americans exposed
to silica dust at work, according to a new report.
Military Contractors Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Private contractors
who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones over the
past two years have high rates of depression and post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds.
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Altitude may affect
an athlete's risk of concussion, according to a new study believed
to be the first to examine this association.
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Better diabetes
treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks,
strokes and amputations in older adults, a new study shows.
Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: