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Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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Indigo Ointment Benefits Psoriasis Patients
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
ANIMAL CARE
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Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
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Winter Is Tough on Feet
CANCER
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma
CAREGIVING
Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
DIET, NUTRITION
Fatty Acid in Olive Oil Wards Off Hunger
For Fitness, Cutting Calories May Not Be Enough
School Meals Need to Get Healthier
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse
EYE CARE, VISION
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly
Impotence Drugs Don't Harm Vision: Study
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
FITNESS
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
Resistance Training Boosts Mobility in Knee Arthritis Patients
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
Eating Nuts May Help Cholesterol Levels
Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
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Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
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More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
Decline of Underweight Children in U.S. Continue to Fall
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
MENTAL HEALTH
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
SENIORS
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
The Healthy Habits of Centenarians
For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
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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