ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Know Your Asthma Triggers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Safe Toys for Dogs
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Women Harder
CANCER
Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs
Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
CAREGIVING
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Health Tip: After Liposuction
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
DENTAL, ORAL
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Nuts Cuts Heart Risks
Eating Vegan or Raw-Vegan at Regular Restaurants
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution May Lead to Asthma
Disinfectants Can Boost Bacteria's Resistance to Treatment
EYE CARE, VISION
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight
Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Protect Against Eye Disease
FITNESS
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Deployment Takes Toll on Army Wives
Eating Lots Of Vegetables, Olive Oil May Extend Life
Sleep and Do Better
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Help Your Kids Stay Active
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult
MEN'S HEALTH
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Optimism May Boost Immune System
The Unmedicated Mind
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
Any Old Cane Won't Do
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
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Don't Lose Sight of Halloween Safety

SATURDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Prevent Blindness America reminds everyone that a happy Halloween should be a safe one when it comes to your eyes.

"Halloween can be one of the most enjoyable times of the year, as long as we all remember that safety is the key to a wonderful holiday," President and CEO Hugh R. Parry said in a news release from the volunteer eye health and safety organization. "Everything from having an open flame in a jack-o-lantern to wearing a mask that distorts our vision can turn a festive evening into a terrible accident."

When it comes to protecting the eyes of trick-or-treaters and revelers, Prevent Blindness America offers these recommendations:

* Avoid costumes that could block vision such as some masks, wigs, hats or eye patches.
* Use hypoallergenic or non-toxic make-up. Only adults should apply make-up to children. To remove it, use cold cream or eye make-up remover instead of soap.
* Use false eyelashes according to the manufacturer's instructions on the package.
* Avoid props or accessories with sharp edges or pointed ends such as pitchforks, spears, knives, swords or wands.
* Never use non-prescription contact lenses to change their eye color or even give the illusion of cat's eyes. Without a prescription, these are illegal to purchase whether the lens are corrective or not. Improper use of contacts can lead to eye infections, corneal injuries and even vision loss.
* When trick-or-treating, always wear bright, reflective clothing or decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape/patches. Carry a bright flashlight to improve visibility.

More information

The Prevent Blindness America has more about contact lens safety.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Prevent Blindness America, news release, Sept. 29, 2008

Last Updated: Oct. 25, 2008

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