TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Emergency medical workers are trained to handle a wide range of traumas and disasters, but they aren't prepared to deal with a nuclear attack, a new study reports.
There are concerns about the risk of nuclear warfare due to rising tensions between the United States and North Korea. So University of Georgia researchers decided to assess the readiness of medical professionals to respond after such an attack.
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say.
Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food. This can increase the risk of accidental exposure and life-threatening anaphylaxis, according to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine.
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- A full moon may spell extra danger for motorcyclists, a new study suggests.
Momentary distractions are a common cause of crashes. Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided to investigate whether full moons might be linked to more motorcyclists' deaths.
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- When it comes to kids with cancer, most health care providers who care for them say they'd help their patients get medical marijuana.
That finding stems from an analysis of survey responses from 288 doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers and registered nurses. The survey respondents -- in Boston, Chicago and Seattle -- all provide either inpatient or outpatient care for children with cancer.
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city.
Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bring enough for a few extra days in case of travel delays.