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WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Roanoke City Fire EMS Department transported 3 patients to Carilion Roanoke Memorial for burns within a matter of 3 days. All 3 of these patients were taken to the UVA Medical Center Burn Unit. They were all 3 very different burns: - One burn...
In the past three days, Roanoke Fire-EMS says it has taken three people to the hospital for burns and scalds. Here are some tips on how to keep you and your family safe from burn injuries: - Never leave children alone around open flames, stoves...
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. On average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Heat disorders...
Tags: Hyperthermia, Salt, Natural Disasters, Heat Stroke
Multimedia JournalistHere are the names of two chemicals you may want to remember: Oxybenzone and Retinyl Palmitate. WDBJ 7 first reported on them two weeks ago, after a research group said sunscreens containing them may be dangerous to your health. ...
Weekend Anchor/ReporterHold on, your sunscreen may not be as safe as you think. We're told to lather up before heading outdoors into the bright sun. It's really important to use sunscreen, but you'll want to check the labels carefully. The type of sunscreen you choose, the...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer. Under new rules being announced Tuesday, they also will have to follow stricter...
AP Health WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to...
HealthThe words "broad spectrum" will take on new meaning for the public this summer. Those are the magic words the feds have desginated for the most effective sunblock products. Under new rules that took effect in December, the U.S. Food & Drug...
The nearly 3 in 10 white girls of high school age who use indoor tanning beds likely will soon come face-to-face with a new and stiffer warning aimed at young people eager to get that sun-kissed glow in a hurry: Don't. Faced with mounting evidence...
Reporter and PhotographerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tanning beds are no more dangerous than band-aids and tongue depressors-- at least that's what the FDA's classification says. But the Food and Drug Administration wants to change that. The government wants detailed warning labels...
ReutersBy Toni Clarke Washington, May 6 (Reuters) - Tanning beds and sunlamps will be required to carry stronger warning labels under new regulations proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is also recommending the machines not be used by...
RedEyeWhat's that smell? It's like … coconut and chemicals and a little bit of sweat? Oh don't worry, guys, that's just me, over here luxuriating in my Aveeno Natural Protection Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 sunblock. I'm also rocking this wide-brim hat the...
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