Playing Tackle Football Before Age 12 Linked to Higher Risk of Cognitive Problems Later in Life

As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults.

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Gum May Have Played a Role in College Basketball Player’s Death

Shanice Clark, a 21-year-old student at California University of Pennsylvania was pronounced dead on Sunday after being found unresponsive in her dorm. Police said the preliminary medical report indicates that Clark inhaled gum while she was sleeping.

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The Sex Position That’s Most Likely to Injure His Penis (Yes, Really)

It can lead to a penile fracture.

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What You Need to Know About the Keurig Brewer Recall

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. has recalled more than 7 million machines due to a burn risk. Find out if your brewer is affected.

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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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