Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls
(HealthDay News) -- The curious nature of young children pushes
them to explore, but they may be unsteady on their feet, increasing
the likelihood of falls.
U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate
THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- The number of births in
the United States has declined since reaching an all-time high in
2007, according to a new federal government report.
Polluted Air Another Danger to U.S. Troops in Iraq
THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- While the risks of
gunfire and explosive devices to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq
are obvious, new research suggests that high levels of air
pollution in that country might pose a threat to their respiratory
Are Some Kids Overscheduled?
THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- From sports practices to
music lessons to community service, American kids always seem to
have plenty to keep them busy. But whether they're actually too
busy -- reaching a tipping point detrimental to their mental and
physical health -- remains a topic of debate.
Levels of Radiation in Wash. State Milk No Threat to Health: FDA
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- In an update to its
ongoing radiation monitoring following the Fukushima Daiichi
reactor crisis in Japan, U.S. government officials announced late
Wednesday that milk sampled March 25 in Washington state contained
low levels of radiation not likely to cause harm to humans.
Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable
THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- While a tetanus shot can
shield Americans from the potentially fatal infection, sporadic
cases do still occur among those who went unvaccinated, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall
THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of new cancers
in the United States has dropped by almost 1 percent a year and the
rate of death from cancer has fallen 1.6 percent a year, a new