Making microwaves safer for children

A 15-year research and advocacy effort to make microwave ovens safer has led to a change in national manufacturing standards that will make microwaves more difficult for young children to open, protecting them from the severe microwave-related burns that scar hundreds of kids under 5 years old in the United…

Newbie gardening mistakes you’re probably making

If the COVID-19 quarantine has inspired you to test your green thumb, you’re not alone. Seed companies across the country are experiencing a boom in sales, according to Reuters, including a 270 percent increase in orders for Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Maine. And Seth Reed, co-founder of the gardening app…

Dermatopathologists favor making pathologic reports available

(HealthDay)—Most dermatopathologists perceive that making pathologic test result reports available to patients is a good idea, although they are concerned about increasing patient worry and confusion, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in JAMA Dermatology. Hannah Shucard, from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues examined dermatopathologists’…

Making the most of a well-woman checkup

(HealthDay)—Don’t wait until you get sick to see a doctor—wellness visits for women can catch problems before they become serious, as well as make sure you’re taking all the right steps for good health. A well-woman checkup focuses on preventive care. It may include immunizations, screenings to check your blood…