Health

These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

When it comes to concussions in high school sports, there is good news and bad news, a new study suggests.The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, according to the…

Exposure to pollution linked to 'silent miscarriages'

Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of pollution face an increased risk of "silent miscarriage" in the first trimester, according to a new study. A "silent miscarriage" happens when a fetus hasn't formed or has died, but…

Suicide attempts by black teens are increasing, study says

From 1991 to 2017, the rate of reported suicide attempts by African-American teens rose, especially the rate among black boys, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics. The rate for black youths grew even as the…

Severe obesity among 10 and 11-year-olds hits all-time high in UK

Severe obesity has hit an all-time high among children in England in their last year of primary school, a government report has found.The report, released Thursday by the UK's National Health Service (NHS), examined more than a million 10 and…

How to convince, scare or bribe your kids not to vape

Of all the pre-teen related parental worries I have about my seventh grade daughter, at the top of my list right now is making sure she doesn't vape.This week, New York became the first to report a teen had died…

More fetal remains found in vehicle trunk of abortion doctor

A month after 2,246 fetal remains were found in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions, more remains linked to him have been found.Dr. Ulrich Klopfer died on September 3. His family found medically preserved remains while going…

Washington state has banned the sale of flavored vaping products

Washington state passed an emergency rule that bans the sale of flavored vaping products as of Thursday.The ban lasts 120 days, according to the Washington State Board of Health, and comes in response to a nationwide outbreak of lung injuries…

More than 4,000 people have died from measles in Congo this year

More than 4,000 people have died from a measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency, said on Wednesday.There have been 203,179 cases of the preventable illness across the country, and nearly…