May 03, 2011
Expert Suggests Skipping Pelvis When Scanning for
A new study suggests that
eliminating the pelvis from areas of the lower body that are
scanned when looking for blood clots would not lessen the
effectiveness of the test but would significantly reduce the
exposure to radiation.
TVs Common in Daycare Centers, Flouting
More than two-thirds of
daycare centers included in a new U.S. study have TVs available for
children to watch, and nearly 60 percent of the centers ignored the
American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines for television exposure
in young kids.
Survey Shows Dangers of Tanning Not Hitting
Although studies have shown
that indoor tanning raises your risk of the deadly skin cancer
melanoma by a staggering 75 percent, a new survey reveals that
young women continue to use tanning beds at an alarming rate.
Bright Side of Paying More at the Pump? Fewer Car
Americans are feeling the
pain of spending more at the filling station, but research from
Mississippi has found a potential silver lining: Traffic accidents
seem to go down -- even ones because of drunken driving -- as gas
prices go up.