Health Alert: Swimming Pool Chemicals Pose Risks

Health Alert

(CBS) - Before you clean out your pool for that summer dip, listen up -- a new study from the CDC finds swimming pool chemicals send thousands of people to the emergency rooms each year. About 5,000 people were injured in 2012 with around half those cases involving children and teens. The CDC says pool owners need to take precautions while handling chemicals like wearing goggles or a mask as directed and keeping kids away from them.
(CBS) - Eating two large meals,  breakfast and lunch, might be better for diabetics than six smaller meals with the same calorie count. That's according to a new European study of  patients with Type-2 Diabetes. It found the two large meals helped patients control their weight and blood sugar better than the smaller meals throughout the day. Researchers say larger studies are needed before doctors make any new eating recommendations.

(CBS) - Those smoking water pipes - or "hookahs" - are not as safe as you might think. that's according to the American Association for Cancer Research.
Researchers found that, after a single evening of smoking in a hookah bar, young adults had higher levels of tobacco-related cancer-causing agents and a spike in nicotine levels. They say that may raise their risk for cancer and other chronic diseases.


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