Winter can be hard on your skin, but you can take steps to keep it soft and supple, dermatologists say. “When the weather changes, your skin care products should, too. For most of us, dry skin makes an appearance in the winter due to changes in temperature and humidity, so you need to think about…  read on >

Risk of heat-related disease and death is rising worldwide due to climate change, a new report warns. Hotter temperatures threaten the elderly and other vulnerable people with heat stress, and heart and kidney disease, according to an international team of experts. Last year, more than 157 million at-risk people were exposed to heat waves worldwide.…  read on >

Many older drivers take medications known to raise the risk of a crash, a new study shows. It found that nearly 50 percent of older adults who drive use seven or more medications. Nearly 20 percent take what are called potentially inappropriate medications because they have limited benefits, pose excess risk of harm, or both.…  read on >

With holiday travel comes the risk of injury from toting heavy luggage. In 2017, more than 85,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and clinics for injuries related to luggage, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. “Hurting your neck, back, or shoulders can put you out of commission for a long…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Many women have nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy, sometimes called morning sickness. Symptoms tend to ease as the pregnancy progresses. The American Pregnancy Association suggests how to help manage morning sickness: Eat non-spicy foods rich in vitamin B6, including wholegrain wheat and other cereals, seeds and nuts, fruits such as…  read on >

There are wide variations between states when it comes to child restraint rules for ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber, researchers report. This can cause uncertainty and confusion for parents and other caregivers. Ride-share vehicles typically don’t come with a car seat, and an option to request one is available only in some cities,…  read on >

Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns. “Drivers can reduce the danger by being aware of risk factors and taking precautions,” said Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, who directs the Center for Sleep Medicine at Northern Westchester…  read on >

Rules for new drivers instituted in Massachusetts back in 2007 have led to fewer car crashes, including fewer deadly crashes, among drivers in their teens. And most of the rules are ones that Moms and Dads can set no matter what state you live in. The Massachusetts “graduated driver licensing program” requires 16- and 17-year-olds…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a car crash that results in injury or death than any other age group in the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Teens with less than 18 months of driving experience are much more at risk of a crash or near-crash…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Every three hours, someone in the United States is involved in an accident with a train, the National Safety Council says. There are about 212,000 railroad crossings in the United States. To help avoid an accident at a train crossing, the council suggests: Never try to beat a train at a crossing,…  read on >