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07 Feb

Calling a Food 'Light' in Calories May Backfire

A new study finds people eat more when a meal is labeled ‘light’ as opposed to ‘filling’.

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15 Aug
Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

While most people know that breathing in wildfire smoke isn't good for respiratory health, they may not know that...

19 Jul
Which Americans Are Most (and Least) Prepared for Disasters?

Which Americans Are Most (and Least) Prepared for Disasters?

When hurricanes, floods and fires hit, everyone can struggle to respond and cope, but new research suggests that women, people with kids under 18, renters, the poor, and Black and Asian Americans are the most vulnerable to weather disasters.

These groups need special he...

18 Jul
Cats Injured in Wildfires at High Risk for Blood Clots

Cats Injured in Wildfires at High Risk for Blood Clots

While California works to restore its landscape after years of historic wildfires, new research could transform the way in which veterinarians treat animals recovered from damaged forests.

The study found that...

30 Jun
Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many U.S. parents don't take proper precautions to protect their children from fireworks-related burns and injuries, claims a new survey released just ahead of the Fourth of July.

25 Jun
Live in a Wildfire Zone? Be Prepared

Live in a Wildfire Zone? Be Prepared

More Americans now live in wildfire zones as wildfire seasons have become longer, with hotter, faster-moving fires.

If you're one of those who live in a location threatened by wildfires, it's important to be ...

16 May
Wildfire Survivors Could Face Higher Cancer Risk

Wildfire Survivors Could Face Higher Cancer Risk

Wildfires, like the one currently raging in New Mexico, are known to cause upticks in breathing issues and heart attacks in their immediate wake for folks who...

21 Apr
Western Wildfires Fueling Air Pollution During Summer Months

Western Wildfires Fueling Air Pollution During Summer Months

Larger and more intense wildfires in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are causing a spike in air pollution across North America that endangers millions of people, a new study warns.

Wildfire smoke has been linked to significant

23 Mar
Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

The more blazes firefighters battle, the higher their risk for a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a new study shows.

"Clinicians who care for firefighters need to be aware of the increased

21 Mar
U.S. Wildfires: Much Bigger, More Frequent Now

U.S. Wildfires: Much Bigger, More Frequent Now

U.S. wildfires have become larger, more frequent and more widespread in the past two decades, and the situation will become even worse in the future, a new study warns.

"Projected changes in

03 Feb
Winter Storms Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger to Homes

Winter Storms Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger to Homes

With winter storms roaring through much of the United States this week, millions of Americans may face power outages that could put them at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fires as they try to keep warm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns.

When the p...

12 Jan
Wildfires Plus Heat Make Breathing Dangerous in America's West

Wildfires Plus Heat Make Breathing Dangerous in America's West

Wildfires and rising temperatures are exposing more and more Americans to an air pollution double-whammy of smoke and smog, a new study warns.

Researchers found that over the past 20 years, a growing number of people in western states have been simultaneously expose...

25 Dec
12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap and clean running water...

20 Dec
Heat Waves Far More Frequent Now Than in 1980s

Heat Waves Far More Frequent Now Than in 1980s

Large, simultaneous heat waves have become much more common in northern regions worldwide due to climate change and could have disastrous consequences, researchers warn.

The investigators also found that these concurrent heat waves are becoming larger and hotter.

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19 Dec
Silent Killers: Space Heaters, Generators Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger

Silent Killers: Space Heaters, Generators Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger

If you're among the many people who use space heaters and generators during the winter, you need to guard against fire and carbon monoxide (CO) hazards, th...

15 Dec
Carbon Monoxide From Generators Can Be Silent Killer After Disasters

Carbon Monoxide From Generators Can Be Silent Killer After Disasters

The deadly tornadoes that devastated communities in multiple states this past weekend have destroyed many homes and left others without power.

But if people turn to generators to manage in the aftermath, they should use caution, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commissi...

02 Dec
Assistance Dogs Bring Big Boost to Deaf People

Assistance Dogs Bring Big Boost to Deaf People

Hearing dogs make a huge difference in deaf people's lives, a new British study shows.

The dogs are trained to alert deaf people to everyday sounds such as doorbells, human voices, baby monitors and alarm clocks, as well as safety-related sounds such as smoke and intrude...

06 Nov
It's Time to Replace Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

It's Time to Replace Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Setting your clocks back an hour this Sunday also means it's time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

Working alarms are especially important because people are spending mor...

07 Oct
Western Wildfires Are Making Easterners Sick: U.S. Study

Western Wildfires Are Making Easterners Sick: U.S. Study

You might think that wildfires in the western United States would only affect folks in places like Colorado, California or Oregon.

But a new study estimates that three-quarters...

09 Sep
Wildfires Cause More Than 33,000 Deaths Globally Each Year

Wildfires Cause More Than 33,000 Deaths Globally Each Year

Wildfires are killing people around the world -- even those with limited exposure to wildfire-related pollution, an international team of researchers reports.

The new

16 Aug
Double Trouble: Wildfires Can Raise COVID Risks

Double Trouble: Wildfires Can Raise COVID Risks

The wildfire smoke now smothering wide portions of the United States isn't just stinging eyes and tightening chests -- it also might be contributing to the current surge of severe COVID-19 cases.

Data from three Western states subject to frequent wildfires shows that COV...

11 Aug
Wildfires Ravage Firefighters' Long-Term Physical, Mental Health

Wildfires Ravage Firefighters' Long-Term Physical, Mental Health

Roaring, fast-moving blazes. Choking smoke. Fiery tornados. Thunderstorms and lightning.

The Dixie Fire -- now the single largest wildfire in California history -- continues to spread, having burned through more than 750 square miles of forest land north of Sacramento.

09 Aug
Climate Change Worsens Wildfires, Bringing Poorer Health to All

Climate Change Worsens Wildfires, Bringing Poorer Health to All

Smoke from wildfires burning along the West Coast is choking the entire United States, reminding everyone of the hazards of climate change.

But that haze isn't just stinging your eyes and choking your breath -- it poses a direct threat to your health, experts say.

...

20 Jul
Double Trouble: Wildfire Smoke Could Boost Odds for COVID's Spread

Double Trouble: Wildfire Smoke Could Boost Odds for COVID's Spread

Breathing in smoke from wildfires may significantly increase the spread of COVID-19, researchers say.

The warning, from a new study of links between smoke-caused air pollution and SARS-CoV-2 infections, comes as firefighters battle 80 large wildfires in the western Unite...

17 Jul
It's BBQ Season, Prime Time for Grill Fires

It's BBQ Season, Prime Time for Grill Fires

If you're not careful, your grilling season could go up in flames, an expert warns.

Each year, U.S. fire departments respond to about 5,700 residential barbecue fires, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administration. Those fires result in ...

01 Jul
Fireworks Deaths Spiked in Pandemic; Stay Safe This 4th

Fireworks Deaths Spiked in Pandemic; Stay Safe This 4th

The COVID-19 pandemic likely played a role in the 50% increase in deaths from fireworks in the United States last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

Many public fireworks displays were canceled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That le...

15 May
Is Your Family 'CO Safe' When Big Storms Hit?

Is Your Family 'CO Safe' When Big Storms Hit?

If you live in the path of hurricanes , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging you to be prepared.

Deaths from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, fires and electric shock are common during severe weather events, according to the CPSC.

Hurricane s...

04 May
Wildfires Are Changing the Seasonal Air Quality of the U.S. West

Wildfires Are Changing the Seasonal Air Quality of the U.S. West

Increasing numbers of wildfires are making poor air quality more common throughout the Western United States, according to a new study.

The findings suggest that many cities may soon have trouble meeting air quality standards, said lead author Kai Wilmot, a doctoral stud...

22 Apr
Wildfire Smoke Can Trigger Eczema, Study Finds

Wildfire Smoke Can Trigger Eczema, Study Finds

When wildfires choked the air and turned the skies orange throughout the American West in recent years, they caused a variety of health problems from coughs and runny noses to life-threatening heart attacks and strokes.

But eczema and other skin issues were a result of t...

23 Mar
Wildfire Smoke Can Send Kids With Asthma to the ER

Wildfire Smoke Can Send Kids With Asthma to the ER

The smoke from forest fires is sending children to emergency rooms with respiratory problems at higher rates than ever before, a new study finds.

"Kids are particularly vulnerable to pollution from wildfires, so they can have asthma exacerbation and other respiratory pro...

17 Mar
Storm Alert: How to Keep Your Home Safe

Storm Alert: How to Keep Your Home Safe

Winter weather can bring hidden dangers, the most deadly of which can include carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.

As blizzards, tornadoes and severe storms batter the nation and many lose power and heat, the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning and fires from portable ge...

14 Mar
'Spring Forward' This Weekend By Checking Your Home Smoke Alarms

'Spring Forward' This Weekend By Checking Your Home Smoke Alarms

When you turn your clocks forward to Daylight Saving Time this weekend, take a few minutes to make your home safer.

Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) suggests. Unless these devices have ...

08 Mar
Wildfire Smoke Is Especially Toxic to Lungs, Study Shows

Wildfire Smoke Is Especially Toxic to Lungs, Study Shows

Fine particles in wildfire smoke pose a far greater threat to the lungs than similar particles in vehicle exhaust and other types of air pollution, researchers report.

These fine particles -- called PM2.5 -- have a diameter about 1/20th the size of a human hair and can g...

16 Feb
Mental Health Trauma Plagues Wildfire Survivors

Mental Health Trauma Plagues Wildfire Survivors

The 2018 wildfire that destroyed 239 square miles in Northern California, including the town of Paradise, left a lasting mental health crisis in its wake.

Many residents who survived the so-called Camp Fire are now grappling with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (P...

18 Dec
How to Guard Against Home Heating Hazards

How to Guard Against Home Heating Hazards

Many Americans are working at home or attending school virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to increased use of home heating and its potential risks, an expert says.

Heating sources can pose electrical hazards and fire dangers, noted Purnima Unni, manager of t...

21 Sep
Guard Yourself Against the Health Dangers of Wildfire Smoke

Guard Yourself Against the Health Dangers of Wildfire Smoke

As the smoke left by wildfires in California and Oregon continues to linger, people exposed to it need to take steps to protect themselves, an expert says.

In healthy people, wildfire smoke can cause symptoms such as runny nose, burning and watery eyes, sore throat, ...

17 Sep
Wildfire Smoke Poses Special Threat to People With Asthma

Wildfire Smoke Poses Special Threat to People With Asthma

People with asthma and other respiratory illnesses need to be aware of the threat that wildfire smoke poses to their breathing and take steps to protect themselves, an allergy expert warns.

Wildfires are raging across western U.S. states, and the smoke is spreading a...

03 Sep
Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust

Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust

Indoor spaces often contains harmful chemicals, say researchers who found high levels of toxic flame retardants in the dust of some U.S. college classrooms.

The chemicals have been linked to thyroid disease, infertility, decreased IQ, cancer and other health problems...

02 Jul
Pandemic Means More Backyard Fireworks This Year -- And More Danger

Pandemic Means More Backyard Fireworks This Year -- And More Danger

With communities across the United States canceling Fourth of July celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, backyard fireworks are likely to be more popular than ever.

And that has many health experts worried. They fear injuries will soar among amateurs who don't...

29 Jun
Wildfire Smoke Causes Rapid Damage to Your Health: Study

Wildfire Smoke Causes Rapid Damage to Your Health: Study

Wildfire smoke has an almost immediate harmful effect on the heart and lungs, researchers say.

Using data from wildfire seasons between 2010 and 2015 in British Columbia, Canada, the researchers linked exposure to elevated levels of fine particles in smoke with ambul...

26 Feb
Female Firefighters Face Higher Exposure to Carcinogens

Female Firefighters Face Higher Exposure to Carcinogens

Female firefighters are exposed to chemicals that may be linked with breast and other types of cancer, researchers say.

Compared to women working in offices, female firefighters in San Francisco are exposed to higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFA...

16 Jan
Another Cost of Climate Change: More Wildfires

Another Cost of Climate Change: More Wildfires

Wildfires like the ones that have ravaged Australia in recent months are likely to become more common as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the planet, a new study suggests.

The Australian wildfires prompted British researchers to review 57 studies published ...

08 Jan
Wildfires Send Kids to ERs for Breathing Problems

Wildfires Send Kids to ERs for Breathing Problems

Wildfires are becoming increasingly common, and along with the rising environmental damage, a new study finds more breathing problems for kids.

In December 2017, a small wildfire in San Diego County, Calif., resulted in 16 more kids a day than usual showing up in em...

25 Dec
Don't Let Those Christmas Lights Land You in the ER

Don't Let Those Christmas Lights Land You in the ER

A white Christmas is everyone's wish, but navigating the snow and cold can land some folks in the ER during the holidays.

Luckily, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has some helpful hints on having a safe and happy holiday.

"Cold weather m...

30 Oct
Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health for Miles Around

Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health for Miles Around

Smoke from the wildfires raging in California poses a serious health risk -- even to those far away from the blazes, an expert warns.

"Smoke can present special health hazards to humans and pets, especially children, older adults and those with chronic respiratory pr...

27 Sep
Prepare for a Disaster With a Family Safety Plan

Prepare for a Disaster With a Family Safety Plan

From Florida hurricanes to California wildfires, these events are reminders of the need to have a family natural disaster plan in place, no matter where you live.

The following steps will help you be prepared for an evacuation due to fire or flooding, whether the so...

05 Aug
4 Tips for a Healthier Home

4 Tips for a Healthier Home

Simple steps can help you protect your home from health dangers big and small.

Here are four tips to get you started:

It can't be said often enough: Proactively change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Don't wait until you hear the chirping...

22 Jul
AHA News: Where There's Wildfire Smoke, There May Be Heart Problems

AHA News: Where There's Wildfire Smoke, There May Be Heart Problems

When the Tubbs Fire swept through their neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, in October 2017, there was little time for Richard Grundy and Jamei Haswell to think about how all the smoke they were inhaling was impacting their health.

Trees already were burning whe...

20 Jun
Another Vaping Danger: E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen's Face

Another Vaping Danger: E-Cigarette Explodes in Teen's Face

A vape pen exploded in the face of 17-year-old Nevada boy, breaking his jaw and requiring multiple surgeries to repair the damage, according to a case report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.

The 2018 incident highlights a little-known danger of e...

30 May
'Controlled Burns' Better for Kids' Health Than Wildfires: Study

'Controlled Burns' Better for Kids' Health Than Wildfires: Study

Recent forest fires in the western United States have put a spotlight on a fire-management approach called controlled burning. Health researchers are weighing in, too, saying controlled burns pose less of an air pollution risk to children than wildfires.

Controlled, ...

28 May
7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

When it comes to your home, safety first is a good rule to follow. And there are many steps you can take to limit home accidents.

Making sure you have proper smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is at the top of the list.

On a daily basis, your hands can f...

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