MedDay – May 17, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS News) — About 4,500 people visit the emergency room every year for injuries related to pool chemicals. That’s according to a new CDC study that shows the most frequent injuries are from inhaling fumes, vapors or gases, not keeping chemicals out of children’s reach and putting chemicals in the water just before swimmers get in. Experts say it’s an important reminder to follow the labels and keep the chemicals away from kids. 

Cases of colorectal cancer are on the rise among young adults under 50 in many countries. A new international study looked at long term data across several countries including Australia, Canada and Ireland. Previous studies show colorectal cancers are also increasing in younger people here in the US. 

Scientists in the UK have discovered a DNA mutation linked to breathing problems in some dog breeds. They say their findings could someday lead to genetic tests that could help identify animals at risk.

Those are some of today’s top health stories.
Kenneth Craig, CBS News, New York. 

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