(HealthDay News) — Flying with a small child can be dangerous without the proper equipment, especially if the ride gets bumpy. Holding your little one in your arms during turbulence is not safe. If you’re taking a child under 40 pounds on a plane, USAGov urges you to keep your child safe in a government-approved…  read on >

With the arrival of winter, it’s time for skiing, sledding and ice skating, but it’s also when snow blindness can strike. Snow blindness is like a sunburn in the eyes. It’s caused by the same UV rays that give you that summer tan. In the case of snow blindness, the rays are reflected off the…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Hiking in the chilly weather can be a fun way to stay active. But before you head out on the trail, it’s important to prepare for unexpected conditions. For safe winter hiking, the North Country Trail Association has this advice: Never go out alone. Always make sure someone knows where you are…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Sipping hot cocoa on the couch during winter may be a peaceful pursuit. But if cabin fever sets in on you or your family, it may make you very restless. SCL Health gives advice for staying sane inside this winter: Spend time in the kitchen. Cook fun, new meals. Get crafty with…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Black ice is an invisible winter danger for drivers, says the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). But you can help protect yourself by knowing how to deal with this seasonal hazard. The USDA give drivers advice about black ice: It tends to form at night or in the early morning. The…  read on >

As temperatures plummet across the U.S., people should take steps to prevent weather-related threats to their health, one expert says. Seniors and children are at particular risk, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) warns. “Winter storms raise the risk of car accidents, frostbite, hypothermia and other emergencies,” ACEP president Dr. William Jaquis said in…  read on >

Children will face more food shortages and infections if climate change continues unchecked, researchers from the World Health Organization and 34 other institutions warn. Climate change is already harming children’s health. And they’re at risk for lifelong health threats unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius,…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have become very popular in recent years. Though most companies conduct background checks on prospective drivers, you should still take precautions when using these services, says LIM College. When ridesharing, the school urges you to: Check the driver’s rating. Avoid riding in the front seat.…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Wet leaves, fog, sun glare, frost and wildlife are some of the driving hazards that motorists encounter each Autumn, says the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. To stay safe while driving at this time of year, PennDot encourages you to: Slow down and use caution, especially where there are deer crossing signs. Be…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Heavy winds and chilly temps can quickly lower your body temperature, says the National Institutes of Health. The NIH provides advice for dressing for the cold and wind: Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between layers helps keep you warm. Put on a hat and scarf. You lose a lot of…  read on >