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2021

Peloton Recalls Treadmills Following Child's Death, Numerous Injuries

Peloton Recalls Treadmills Following Child`s Death, Numerous InjuriesWEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Peloton said Wednesday it is recalling its Tread and Tread+ exercise machines, just weeks after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned that one child's death and dozens of injuries have been linked to the treadmills.In a company statement, Peloton CEO John Foley acknowledged the company had been wrong to initially fight the CPSC's April 17 request to recall the products."I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's request that we recall the Tread+. We should have engaged more productively with them from the outset. For that, I apologize. Today's announcement reflects our recognition that, by working closely with the CPSC, we can increase safety awareness for...

Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs, Spouse Study Shows

5 May 2021
Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs, Spouse Study Shows WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Couples share a lot together, but heart disease wouldn't be on any couples' list. However, new research out of China shows that if your spouse has heart disease you're likely at high risk for it, too.Living together can often mean unhealthy habits are shared, explained the study's lead author."We found that an individual's cardiovascular disease risk is associated with the health status and lifestyle of their wife or husband," said Chi Wang, research fellow at the Heart Health Research Center in Beijing. Wang and colleagues believe that while the findings came from a study done in China, they probably would apply worldwide.One U.S. expert agreed. "The results of this study are not surprising, since we know that cardiovascular disease is...

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion: Study

5 May 2021
1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion: StudyWEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four American teens has suffered at least one concussion, according to new research.And though more teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, visits to the emergency room for these traumatic head injuries fell between 2012 and 2018."One reason that could explain why adolescents who participate in sports saw an increase in self-reported concussion could be due to greater awareness of these types of injuries," said study author Philip Veliz. He is an assistant research professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, in Ann Arbor.For the study, his team looked at nearly 53,000 students in grades 8, 10 and 12, and found that self-reported concussions rose between 2016 and 2020. Specifically, in 2016, 19.5% of...

Stressed, Burned-Out Nurses Make More Medical Errors: Study

3 May 2021
Stressed, Burned-Out Nurses Make More Medical Errors: StudyMONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Critical care nurses with poor mental and physical health are more likely to make mistakes, but a more supportive work environment could improve the situation, a new study suggests."It's critically important that we understand some of the root causes that lead to those errors and do everything we can to prevent them," said lead author Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing at Ohio State University.For the study, researchers surveyed nearly 800 members of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Sixty-one percent of respondents reported subpar physical health and 51% reported subpar mental health.About 40% of the nurses screened positive for depressive symptoms and more than half for anxiety.Those who reported worse health and...

5 Steps to Protect Young Athletes' Eyes

1 May 2021
5 Steps to Protect Young Athletes` EyesSATURDAY, May 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- As children begin to return to their favorite sports, parents need to ensure that their youngsters use protective eyewear, a leading group of eye specialists says.Nearly 30,000 people suffer sports-related eye injuries every year in the United States, but 90% of emergency room visits for such injuries could be prevented by protective eyewear, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.Common sports-related eye injuries include corneal abrasions, bruising around the eye, retinal detachments and internal bleeding.Even low-intensity sports activities carry some risk for eye injuries."Getting athletes of any age to wear protective eyewear is a challenge," said Dr. Dianna Seldomridge, clinical spokesperson for the academy. "Ophthalmologists...
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