Washington — As part of its effort to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, the Food and Drug Administration has launched a campaign to encourage Americans to safely remove and dispose of unused prescription opioids from their homes.
Columbus, OH — The number of emergency room visits involving young children swallowing foreign objects has nearly doubled over the past two-plus decades, a recent study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows.
Atlanta — Almost half of the 283,000 pediatric sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injuries treated each year in U.S. emergency rooms are caused by contact sports, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Iowa City, IA — Cyberbullying is an issue many parents struggle to deal with appropriately, with many wondering how and when to report incidents involving their children, according to the results of a recent study.
Seattle — Poor nutrition is the main cause of more premature deaths worldwide than tobacco use, high blood pressure or any other health risk, according to a recent study out of the University of Washington.
Philadelphia — Dog-walking provides regular physical activity for many older adults. But the health benefits come with added injury risk, caution University of Pennsylvania researchers, who in a recent study found that fracture injuries among dog-walkers 65 and older more than doubled between 2004 and 2017.
Bethesda, MD — All-terrain vehicle-related deaths involving kids younger than 16 accounted for more than 1 in 5 of the 15,000-plus ATV-related deaths recorded between 1982 and 2017 in the United States, according to a recent Consumer Product Safety Commission report.