Stockholm — Planning on sleeping in this weekend? It might be good for your health. New research from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute suggests sleeping longer on weekends may counteract the health risks associated with not getting enough sleep during the week.
San Diego — Parents and caregivers need to “look before you lock” a parked vehicle, as temperatures on sunny summer days can climb well above 100° F in one hour – about the time it can take for a child to suffer heat-related injuries or death, according to the results of a recent study.
Evanston, IL — People who prefer to stay up late have a greater chance of dying at a younger age than those who are natural “early to bed and early to rise” types, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Surrey.
Atlanta — The fatal fall rate for people 65 and older jumped 31 percent from 2007 to 2016, making falls the leading cause of injury-related death among people in this age group, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Charlottesville, VA — Babysitters, relatives and other unlicensed child care providers are less likely to place infants in the proper sleeping position or environment, according to researchers from the University of Virginia and the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Berkeley, CA — Do you prefer going out for a bite with friends instead of cooking at home? Before you dig into that burger, consider this: A recent study shows that food consumed while dining out may contain hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates, which have been linked to a number of health-related issues.
Philadelphia — Heads up, parents: Not all concussions are sports-related. Nearly two-thirds of pediatric concussions happen during activities outside of contact sports, according to a joint study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.