When you purchase raw chicken, what’s the first thing you do before throwing it on the grill, frying it on the stovetop or baking it in the oven? Rinse it with water, right? Wrong. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued yet another reminder that washing raw chicken will do more harm than good.
Ask a parent — any parent — how they manage technology and kids’ screen time in their household, and you’ll hear a range of philosophies. And that’s because there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. “It’s easy to focus on the risks and limitations,” Polly Palumbo, psychologist and founder of MommaData, tells SheKnows. In that regard, she says
Diet trends come and go, but fiber is forever. Unlike paleo and raw food meal plans, high-fiber diets don’t stir up much debate among health experts, and new research published in The Lancet confirms why. According to the review, which was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and assessed findings from nearly 250 prospective
I have fair skin, a tendency to burn, light eyes and hair along with a family history of melanoma. That puts me in the “high risk” group for skin cancer. But, I am one of the one in three Australians who has never had a skin check. Check your skin or get it checked this
The popular hot drink is sweet, tastes smells deliciously of spices and makes faster drunk than many people think. How quickly the mulled wine formula. With their help, you can roll over, whether or not it is roadworthy. How quickly mulled wine, the mulled wine formula. With it, you can on the basis of the
Access to quality early childcare is without a doubt essential. Unfortunately, parents are facing a fairly significant care gap. According to a survey released by NPR along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for every three families seeking early childcare nationwide, only one spot is available.
“Ongoing nervousness” about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a “significant” barrier to people finding support, research revealed during “Stoptober” shows. New research by the University of Exeter and University of Melbourne, funded by Cancer Research UK, suggests stop smoking services which are e-cigarette friendly should advertise this more openly, and says
It seems like we only hear about Child Protective Services when terrible things happen. Like the five kids in Lansing, Michigan, who were locked in a “dungeon” without food, water or a chance to use the bathroom for days at a time over a period of at least six years. Naturally, Michigan CPS came under
"I can’t believe she goes out dressed like that." "I wish she’d dress more appropriately." "She’s showing off far too much skin." These are all things I’ve heard parents of teenage girls say. I’m still a few years away from that stage with my own daughter, but I’ve seen firsthand how much tension can be
Jet-air hand dryers in hospital toilets spread more germs than disposable paper towels and should not be used, say researchers. Writing in the Journal of Hospital Infection, they argue that the official guidance about how to prevent bacterial contamination in hospital buildings needs to be strengthened. At the moment, the official Department of Health guidance
There is exactly one good thing to be said about allergies and that is that at least they’re not contagious. Otherwise, these reactions to irritants, with symptoms that include itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing and headaches are exactly what you don’t want to experience, much less stand by and watch your children suffer through. Although
(HealthDay)—All children 6 months of age and older should have a flu shot, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. A flu shot significantly reduces a child’s risk of severe illness and flu-related death, according to the policy statement published online Sept. 3 in the journal Pediatrics. “The flu virus is common—and unpredictable. It can
Publicly available hospital ratings and rankings should be modified to allow quality measures to be prioritized according to the needs and preferences of individual patients, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis. Writing in the Aug. 30 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers propose a new way of rating hospitals by creating
(HealthDay)—Medical practice staff can effectively handle negative online reviews by staying calm and positive, looking for solutions, apologizing, and thanking the reviewers, according to an article published in Physicians Practice. According to the article, every physician or medical practice owner deals with many online reviews. While most are encouraging, the ability to stay anonymous can
Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation. That is one of the recommendations in the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy published online today in European Heart Journal. “Beyond 40 weeks, pregnancy has no added benefit for the
Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is becoming more obese – which is increasing the risk of other conditions like Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease whose prevalence has doubled globally in the last 30 years. But
Last week I had a shocking cold. Blocked nose, sore throat, and feeling poorly. This made me think about the countless vitamins and supplements on the market that promise to ease symptoms of a cold, help you recover faster, and reduce your chance of getting another cold. When it comes to the common cold (also
(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association has committed to working to integrate precision medicine into alternative payment models (APMs), according to an article published in the association’s AMA Wire. Implementation of the individualized approach in APMs is somewhat limited by the cost of certain precision medicine techniques. However, precision medicine, which is a tailored approach to health
More Australians are overweight and obese than every before. Obesity alone is estimated to cost Australian taxpayers over $5.3billion per year. The Grattan Institute is calling for the government to implement a tax on non-alcoholic sugary beverages in a bid to halt growing obesity rates. The proposed tax, similar to the way cigarettes and leaded
When’s the last time you called your mum? According to a new study, the more time you spend with your mum, the longer she will live. The study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that there was a link between loneliness and functional decline which caused premature death in older people.