Date: November 27, 2017
Source: Radiological Society of North America
Summary: School-age football players with a history of concussion and high impact exposure undergo brain changes after one season of play, according to two new studies.
School-age football players with a history of concussion and high impact exposure undergo brain changes after one season of play, according to two new studies conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem and presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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The California Department of Public Health is urging you to keep your smart phone away from your body and out of your pocket as much as possible.
by ABC7News.com Staff
Thursday, December 14, 2017 08:09PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) --
The California Department of Public Health is urging you to keep your smartphone away from your body and out of your pocket as much as possible.
Smartphones emit radiation when they send and receive signals to and from cell towers. And, according to some scientists and health officials, research suggests long-term, heavy use may impact your health.
"Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. "We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and moving it away from your bed at night, can help reduce exposure for both children and adults."
About 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone, according to CDPH, and 12 percent use their smartphones for everyday internet access. Kids are also getting their first smartphones around age 10, often keeping them by their beds at night and nearby most of the day.
"Children's brains develop through the teenage years and may be more affected by cell phone use," said Smith. "Parents should consider reducing the time their children use cell phones and encourage them to turn the devices off at night."
The scientific community has not yet reached a consensus on the risk, but the health department has issued guidelines to reduce risk of radiation exposure.
THE NEW HEALTH CARE
People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.
By Austin Frakt
Dec. 11, 2017For all that Americans spend on prescription drugs — $425 billion last year — you’d think we’d actually take our medicine.
But one of the frustrating truths about American health care is that half or more of prescribed medication is never taken.
Read more here: https://nyti.ms/2kY6W4Z
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