MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Nearly 40 percent of teen drivers in the United States say they text while driving, a new survey finds.
Researchers analyzed survey data from teen drivers aged 14 and older in 35 states and found that more than a third said they'd texted while driving at least once in the month before the survey. In 34 of the 35 states, text messaging by drivers under the age of 21 is illegal.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year.
Don't wait until the first day of class to seek help. Schools are open over the summer to address any concerns you or your child might have, and the best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school opens, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says.
Of the nearly 4 million babies born in 2015, about 83 percent started out breastfeeding, but fewer than 36 percent were still breastfeeding at 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- A maple leaf extract may help prevent wrinkles, scientists say.
In a new study, researchers found that certain compounds in maple leaves block the release of an enzyme called elastase, which breaks down a protein called elastin as people age. Elastin helps maintain skin elasticity.
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Healthy people with a low risk of cardiovascular disease may still need to keep a close eye on their cholesterol, according to new research.
A study, published recently in the journal Circulation, found that otherwise healthy people with high LDL cholesterol levels are at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those with lower LDL.