Is It Safe to Drink From Plastic Bottles?

When it’s possible experts recommend using alternatives to plastic, like glass or stainless steel.(Getty Images) By now, there’s a good chance that – most of the time anyway – you don’t microwave food or drink in plastic dishes. It’s also quite plausible that if you’re a parent, you didn’t wait until bisphenol A – or BPA – was banned in […]

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Researchers call for major re-think on sun safety

Most Australians are familiar with the ‘slip, slop, slap’ message, but new research suggests we’re not taking sun safety seriously enough. Currently, health agencies recommend that sun protection is used when the UV Index – which measures the intensity of UV radiation – is three or higher. But researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and New Zealand’s National Institute […]

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Teaching your kids online safety

(HealthDay)—Limiting online access used to be the main parenting strategy to protect kids from internet hazards like cyberbullying and sexual predators. But research suggests that teaching them how to avoid these risks in the first place is a smarter and safer approach. Thanks to photo- and video-sharing apps, much of a teen’s and even a preteen’s social life is lived […]

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Study explores safety of rear-facing car seats in rear impact car crashes

Rear-facing car seats have been shown to significantly reduce infant and toddler fatalities and injuries in frontal and side-impact crashes, but they’re rarely discussed in terms of rear-impact collisions. Because rear-impact crashes account for more than 25 percent of all accidents, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a new study to explore the effectiveness of rear-facing […]

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