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Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, children, water, swimming, protection, prevention, environment )

- 55 days ago -
Did you know that 2 children die each day from drowning? And that over 60% of youth drowning incidents occur within 10 feet of safety?
HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE: Boy's Death Highlights a Hidden Danger: Dry Drowning
Health & Wellness  (tags: illness, health, healthcare, children, dry drowning, swimming, risks, research, prevention )

- 1895 days ago -
The tragic death of a South Carolina 10-year-old more than an hour after he had gone swimming has focused a spotlight on the little-known phenomenon called "dry drowning" -- and warning signs that every parent should be aware of.
Chemicals in Indoor Swimming Pools May Increase Cancer Risk
Health & Wellness  (tags: Swimming, Chemicals, chlorinated pools, genotoxicity, cancer, respiratory effects )

- 2898 days ago -
Swimming in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory effects, but the positive health effects of swimming can be maintained by reducing pool levels of the chemicals behind these potential
Chlorinated Pools May Increase Cancer Risk
Health & Wellness  (tags: pool, cancer, risk, swimming, chemical, chlorine )

- 2899 days ago -
Swimming in a chlorinated pool may increase your risk of developing cancer, suggest a new suite of studies, which identified more than 100 chemical byproducts in pools that use chlorine as a disinfectant.
6 Die From Brain-Eating Amoeba After Swimming
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, risks, swimming, lake, amoeba, brain eating disease )

- 3979 days ago -
Rare organism that lives in lakes entered victims' bodies through the nose. PHOENIX - It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die. Ev
Texan Infected With Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Swimming
Health & Wellness  (tags: Texas, fleash-eating bacteria, fatal, infection, Swimming, Vibrio vulnificus )

- 4051 days ago -
Steve Gilpatrick, a 58-year-old retiree, contracted a potentially fatal infection from flesh-eating bacteria while he swam off the coast of Galveston, Texas, according to The Houston Chronicle.

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