ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Safe Toys for Dogs
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
CANCER
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
CAREGIVING
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
DIABETES
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
DIET, NUTRITION
Iced Teas Pose High Risk of Kidney Stones
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor
EYE CARE, VISION
Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines
Eye Care Checkups Tied to Insurance Status
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
FITNESS
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
As Temperature Plummets, It's Still Safe to Exercise
Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Vinegar Might Help Keep Off Pounds
Sleep and Do Better
Food and Water Supply Poisoned by Perchlorate
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
MENTAL HEALTH
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
17 Ways to Create the Perfect Workday
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SENIORS
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
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Don't Leave Your Kids In The Car !

THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- At any time of year, but especially in warm weather, don't even think about leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.

New research from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children is hyperthermia, better known as heat stroke.

"Even with the windows rolled down two inches, it only takes 10 minutes for the inside of a vehicle to reach deadly temperatures on a hot summer day," Ronald Medford, acting deputy administrator of NHTSA, said in a news release. "Children should never be left alone in or around a motor vehicle, not even for a quick errand. Any number of things can go critically wrong in the blink of an eye."

Strangulation by power windows and carbon monoxide poisoning are among the other leading causes of the 44 deaths and 105,000 injuries to children that occur on average in non-crash-related vehicle incidents each year.

The NHTSA warns adults to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle and never let them play in an unattended vehicle. Always lock the vehicle and roll up windows when parking in an area where children could enter your vehicle. If a child in the area is missing, always check your car interior and trunk first, the organization advises.

If you spot a child alone in a hot vehicle or suspect hyperthermia, call the police or 911 for help. Warning signs of hyperthermia include skin that is red, hot and moist or dry, a lack of sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea or acting strangely. In these cases, try to cool the child rapidly.

If you are not in the habit of driving an infant or small child, experts recommend several strategies to remind you about your little passenger so you do not inadvertently leave him or her behind. These include putting a reminder note somewhere you will notice when leaving the vehicle or placing your purse, briefcase or some other necessary belonging in the back seat so you will have to check there before leaving the vehicle.

SOURCES: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, news release, June 2009