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Today in Health News

Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Baby Due Date Tool
Podcast: Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery Podcast
Quiz: Botulism Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Metered-Dose Inhaler

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Safe Use of Garden Chemicals

  • Identify the problem (Is it a weed? Is it an insect?) and buy the right product for the problem. Buy only what you need, not extra.

  • Wear rubber gloves, long sleeves, long pants and eye protection. You may need a respirator, hat or shoes.

  • Follow warnings on the container for safe use. Read the label to find out any first aid instructions.

  • Use separate spray systems for herbicides and pesticides so residues don't mix.

  • Never carry a pesticide in your car's passenger area or next to food in the trunk.

  • Store chemicals in original containers and out of reach of children and pets to avoid the possibility of poisoning.

  • Take special care when mixing pesticide. Have another adult nearby in case of accident. Follow label directions precisely. Mix in a well-ventilated area.

  • When you finish, wash your clothes (not with other clothing) in hot water with strong detergent. Take a hot shower; wash your hair.

Healthy Living

Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

Health Centers

Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

Your Family

Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.