ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Birds Don't Miss a Beat
Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
Bone Loss Stable on Restricted Calorie Diet
CANCER
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
CAREGIVING
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Probiotics Are The Good Guys
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Holiday Eating
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
Artificial Light Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
EYE CARE, VISION
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
FITNESS
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Asparagus May Ease Hangover
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia
Scary Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Questionable
Pool Chemicals Raise Kids Allergy, Asthma Risk
MEN'S HEALTH
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
Countdown to Hair Loss
MENTAL HEALTH
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
SENIORS
Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times
Supportive Weigh-In Program Keeps Pounds Off
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
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Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries

FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 40 percent of eye injuries happen to people doing yard work or gardening at home, yet few people think about wearing eye protection during these times.

And half of all eye injuries occur doing everyday chores, including cleaning, cooking, yard and garage work, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Prevent Blindness America, a volunteer eye health and safety organization, has dubbed September "Home Eye Safety Awareness Month."

"All too often, when we're working around the house and doing chores that we've done a thousand times before without incident, we forget about the risks we take by not protecting our eyes," said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. "But all it takes is one split-second accident that could damage your vision for a lifetime."

Prevent Blindness America recommends that every household purchase from their local hardware store at least one pair of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved eyewear (it should have a Z-87 logo stamped on the frames) and follow these tips:

* Wear safety glasses with side protection or goggles when mowing or using a weed eater or power cutting tools, like saws or trimmers.
* Check your yard and remove debris before mowing.
* Turn off power tools when near an unprotected bystander, especially young children. Bystanders and helpers should have eye protection when tools are in use.
* Wear goggles to protect your eyes from fertilizers, pesticides and other yard chemicals, including lime dust.
* Read and follow all product instructions. Obey warnings on yard chemicals and equipment.
* Wear eye protection when using any chemical. After any project, wash hands thoroughly before touching the eyes or face.

More information

Prevent Blindness America has more about eye safety in the home.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Prevent Blindness America, news release, Sept. 3, 2008

Last Updated: Sept. 12, 2008

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