Taking a Bike Ride? Don’t Forget Your Helmet

Taking a Bike Ride? Don’t Forget Your Helmet

  SATURDAY, Aug. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — All cyclists should wear bike helmets, which can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent, safety experts say. About 800 bicyclists are killed and 500,000 more are treated in emergency rooms every...
Just Spraying Adult Mosquitoes Won’t Curb Zika

Just Spraying Adult Mosquitoes Won’t Curb Zika

  MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, and this may make it harder to contain outbreaks, a new lab study suggests. Control programs that focus only on adult mosquitoes may not...
Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

  When you’re sick, stay home, health officials urge To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. (*this news item will not be available after 02/05/2017) By Mary Elizabeth Dallas Monday, November 7, 2016 MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2016...
MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes

MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes

  THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The farther from the Equator someone with multiple sclerosis lives, the earlier symptoms begin, a new study finds. MS is a progressive disease affecting the central nervous system. Although symptoms vary, they...
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