At least one child has been killed and others have been injured beneath the machines, as have some pets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The commission considers the product “a serious risk to children for abrasions, fractures and death.”

April 27, 2021 — Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous design flaws — or the need for individual users to be accountable. It’s being followed closely as the at-home, artificial-intelligence-assisted fitness machines get more … Read more

CPSC Warns Against Using Peloton Treadmill After Child’s Death

MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Users with small children and pets should stop using Peloton Tread+ exercise machines immediately, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The warning comes after one child died and dozens of others have been sucked underneath the home treadmill. One family pet also was injured, … Read more

Sunnier Areas Have Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

So how might extra sunlight curb COVID-19? According to Weller’s group, one possible explanation is that sun exposure causes the skin to release a chemical called nitric oxide. Some laboratory studies have found that nitric oxide may reduce the ability of the new coronavirus to replicate and spread. The study authors are planning to … Read more

Pharmacist says get vaccinated despite brother’s death

A pharmacist whose brother died after having the AstraZeneca vaccine has told the BBC she still feels strongly that people should continue have their jabs. Alison Astles’ brother Neil, 59, died of a blood clot on the brain on Sunday, after having the vaccination on 17 March. She said he was “extraordinarily unlucky” and that … Read more

Non-communicable diseases top cause of death in India; AI, Big Data can help in prevention: Apollo Hospitals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the top causes of death in India has risen to a staggering 64.9 per cent as compared to communicable diseases, maternal and other causes that dropped to 25 per cent, Apollo Hospitals Group said on Wednesday. The healthcare major also unveiled a report on the ‘Health … Read more

CDC: COVID Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

By Ernie Mundell and Robin FosterHealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that illustrates the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on America, a new government report confirms that COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death in 2020. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Read more