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.
Minneapolis — Non-opioid painkillers are as effective as opioids in treating moderate to severe chronic back pain and hip or knee osteoarthritis pain, according to researchers from the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System.