Don't Get Burned by Fireworks on the 4th

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Backyard fireworks and sparklers are a Fourth of July staple. They can be fun, but also dangerous, health experts warn. Knowing how to set them off safely can prevent a celebration from becoming a tragedy. And the National Safety Council advises everyone to steer clear from all consumer…

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Fireworks Are Hard on Your Hearing

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your hearing can take a beating during Fourth of July fireworks. So don’t forget hearing protection when you go to fireworks displays this holiday, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) says. Noise from fireworks can reach up to 155 decibels, which is louder than a jet plane taking…

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Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer cases are linked to HPV infection, and HPV testing detected…

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