SUNDAY, Oct. 21, 2018 -- Jack-o'-lanterns can be scary, but they shouldn't be dangerous.
Last year, pumpkin carving accounted for nearly 3,200 of the 16,706 Halloween-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments, doctors' offices and clinics, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
SATURDAY, Oct. 20, 2018 -- Teens with allergies and asthma can enjoy Halloween as long as they take precautions, an allergist says.
"There's no reason a teen with allergies should have to miss anything," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Teens usually know the drill when it comes to handling their food allergies, seasonal allergies or asthma, he said.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends.
It's been long known that herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) can been found in the brains of elderly people with Alzheimer's disease, and research has shown that herpes increases Alzheimer's risk in people genetically predisposed to dementia, said researcher Ruth Itzhaki.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Though the maker of Juul e-cigarettes has claimed its product is aimed at adult smokers trying to quit, almost a quarter of the company's Twitter followers are under 18, a new study finds.
And many of these young fans are retweeting the company's messages, investigators added.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise.
Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor Avery Faigenbaum defined the term exercise-deficit disorder -- or EDD -- to draw attention to our children's shortfall when it comes to meeting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity recommendations of at least 60 minutes a day.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows.
Teens reported using Juuls about twice as often as those smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a survey conducted in 10 California high schools.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause.
The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it could jump 29 percent for an ischemic stroke -- the most common kind, said lead investigator Dr. Krupa Patel. She is a research physician at Avalon University School of Medicine in Willemstad, Curacao.