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These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

When it comes to concussions in high school sports, there is good news and bad news, a new study suggests. The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Tuesday. The bad news: Concussion rates increased…MORE

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows

A stressful pregnancy reduces the chances of having a boy, a study shows

Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home,” said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University…MORE

Taco Bell seasoned beef is being recalled over concerns of metal contamination

Taco Bell seasoned beef is being recalled over concerns of metal contamination

About 2 million pounds of seasoned beef used in Taco Bell burritos and tacos have been removed from restaurant locations across the country. Kenosha Beef International recalled the products over concerns that they may be contaminated with metal shavings, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release. The…MORE

California pushes back school start times for middle and high school students

California pushes back school start times for middle and high school students

Students in California, rejoice. You’ll soon be able to sleep in a little more. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Sunday that pushes school start times later. Under the new law, middle schools will start classes at 8 a.m. or after, while high schools will start classes at 8:30 a.m. or after. Optional early classes…MORE

Exposure to pollution linked to ‘silent miscarriages’

Exposure to pollution linked to ‘silent miscarriages’

Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of pollution face an increased risk of “silent miscarriage” in the first trimester, according to a new study. A “silent miscarriage” happens when a fetus hasn’t formed or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissue remain. Researchers analyzed data from more than 250,000 pregnant women…MORE

Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says

Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says

Vaping, often described as an “epidemic” in middle and high schools, was not significantly different among adults in the United States in 2014 vs. 2018, according to survey results published Monday. However, those numbers had been declining from 2014 to 2017, preceding an uptick largely attributable to the increasing popularity of vaping among 18- to…MORE

Suicide attempts by black teens are increasing, study says

Suicide attempts by black teens are increasing, study says

From 1991 to 2017, the rate of reported suicide attempts by African-American teens rose, especially the rate among black boys, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics. The rate for black youths grew even as the rate of suicide attempts by teens in other racial and ethnic groups fell. Suicide is…MORE

New PSA warns parents to avoid youth tackle football by comparing it to smoking

New PSA warns parents to avoid youth tackle football by comparing it to smoking

A young football player stares down his opponents. He hikes the ball. Then the coach passes him a cigarette, which his mother happily lights. That’s the premise for a new PSA from the Concussion Legacy Foundation, which wants parents to consider the long-term damage youth tackle football could inflict on their kids. The new PSA,…MORE

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