Scooters Send a Kid to the ER Every 11 Minutes

Here’s a sobering statistic to ponder before buying holiday gifts for your kids: A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes.

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Too Many Babies Sleep With Blankets and Pillows Despite SIDS Risk

Although soft bedding has been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), more than half of American parents continue to use such bedding for their sleeping babies, according to a new study.

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4 Strange Things That Land People in the Emergency Room

From laundry detergent to blueberry pie, these stranger-than-fiction hazards will surprise you.

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The New Drunk Driving Danger That Doesn’t Involve a Steering Wheel

People who get behind the wheel after having one too many has long been on our radar of danger. Now, it seems, we should also be worrying about people who get behind handlebars, aka drunk biking.

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Most Minor Cosmetic Procedures Are Safe, Study Concludes

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are nearly risk-free, a new study says.

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What You Should Do If You Find a Tick

Coming across one of these disease-spreading bugs might be scary. With a little know-how, it’s easy to remove one safely.

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Crash Test Dummies Are Getting Fatter to Make Americans Safer

The reason car accidents are more dangerous for overweight people, and what one company is doing about it.

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Osteoporosis Screenings Can Miss More Than Half of Women With High Fracture Risk

Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says

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Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids’ Eyes, Researchers Warn

The popular “pods” that hold liquid laundry or dishwasher detergent can pose a danger to kids, especially to their eyes, a new study reports.

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Red Wine Bath? Basketball Star Says it Helps Him Recover

While most people enjoy drinking red wine, the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire has been soaking in it.

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