Day: March 7, 2020

IKEA Recalls Furniture Chests Due to Tipping Hazard

About 820,000 Kullen 3-drawer chests sold by IKEA have been recalled in the United States because they pose a tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to the wall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says.

It said children could be at risk of serious injury or death and that IKEA has received six reports of tip-over incidents involving chests that were not anchored to the wall, including one that resulted in a minor cut and one that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.

About 150,000 of the chests were also sold in Canada and have been recalled.

Consumers

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Caffeine: How much is too much?

Caffeine: How much is too much?

Caffeine has its perks, but it can pose problems too. Find out how much is too much and if you need to curb your consumption.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you rely on caffeine to wake you up and keep you going, you aren’t alone. Millions of people rely on caffeine every day to stay alert and improve concentration.

How much is too much?

Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10

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The Power of Hand-Washing to Prevent Coronavirus

March 6, 2020 — The single most important piece of advice health experts can give to help us stay safe from COVID-19 is this one: Wash your hands.

“In the final analysis, it’s the hands. The hands are the connecting piece,” says Elizabeth Scott, PhD. Scott co-directs the Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community at Simmons University in Boston.

“You can’t necessarily control what you touch. You can’t control who else touched it. But you can look after your own hands,” she says.


Hand-washing — with soap and water — is a

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A Guide to Running Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Across the Grand Canyon

There’s really no set formula to run 50 miles. Training, nutrition, and a bit of luck are all important, but if I could only tell you one thing, it’s simply “mind over matter.” Put your head down, place one leg in front of the other, and pretend everything doesn’t hurt. (Then repeat until you get to the end.)

Four good friends and I once ran across the Grand Canyon and back in a single day. This run is commonly known as the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R).

We started at the South Rim, ran to the North Rim, ate a sandwich, and ran

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Reach 149, With 11 Deaths Reported

Latest Infectious Disease News

News Picture: U.S. Coronavirus Cases Reach 149, With 11 Deaths ReportedBy E.J. Mundell and Robin Foster
HealthDay Reporters

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Coronavirus continued its march across America on Wednesday, with more than 149 cases and 11 deaths now reported — a 10th in Washington state and one in California.

The California death involved an elderly woman from Placer County who had underlying health conditions and had traveled on a cruise ship from San Francisco to Mexico in February, CNN reported. It is the first U.S. coronavirus death reported outside Washington state.

A total of 149 U.S. coronavirus cases have now

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