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There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival July 31, 2014

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens July 31, 2014

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States July 28, 2014

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness July 28, 2014

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says July 11, 2014

Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare July 11, 2014

Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

Houseboats Can Carry Hidden Carbon Monoxide Dangers July 04, 2014

Hazardous concentrations from some gas generators can accumulate near the rear deck, experts say

Stay Safe On The Roads This July Fourth July 03, 2014

Nearly 400 people may die in accidents over holiday weekend, National Safety Council estimates

Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips July 03, 2014

But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report July 01, 2014

Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax June 20, 2014

No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials June 17, 2014

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

Stricter Laws Might Reduce Aggressive Driving in Young Males: Study June 14, 2014

Speeding-related deaths, injuries dropped after new laws and harsher penalties took effect, researchers say

Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off June 12, 2014

Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC June 12, 2014

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says June 09, 2014

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Use Prescription Painkillers Safely June 06, 2014

Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year June 05, 2014

H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases June 03, 2014

Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says

U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High May 29, 2014

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs? May 28, 2014

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People May 27, 2014

Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

Jump in, Just Don't Swallow the Water May 24, 2014

Kiddie pools are hotspots of bacteria, expert says

Yelp Can Help Spot Food Poisonings at Restaurants May 22, 2014

The online review service was used to identify several foodborne outbreaks in New York City

Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners May 20, 2014

Study focused on MRSA and E. coli bacteria

Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest May 19, 2014

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial May 16, 2014

Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says May 15, 2014

Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving

Hand Microbes Might Reflect Where, How You Live May 14, 2014

Finding suggests that studies in this area should include people from different regions

Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study May 13, 2014

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study May 09, 2014

New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report May 07, 2014

10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents May 05, 2014

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness April 24, 2014

Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises April 21, 2014

Decide ahead of time where to take shelter

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands April 19, 2014

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report April 15, 2014

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season April 15, 2014

Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study April 14, 2014

Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away April 14, 2014

There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study April 11, 2014

Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study April 10, 2014

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study April 07, 2014

Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs April 03, 2014

Evzio's OK is part of efforts to stem tide of overdoses from abuse of meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says March 31, 2014

Suppressing virus during jail time might reduce its spread after release, researchers suggest

Post-Katrina Heart Woes Persisted at Least 6 Years March 25, 2014

Fallout from stressful events can linger a long time, study suggests

Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study March 17, 2014

British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

'Extreme Sports' Linked to 40,000 Head and Neck Injuries Per Year March 14, 2014

Study finds skateboarding, snowboarding lead the pack in number of trauma cases

Safety Checklists for Surgery May Not Lower Deaths, Complications: Study March 12, 2014

But Canadian program wasn't voluntary and that may have affected results, researchers say

Some U.S. Clinical Trials May Fall Into Federal Regulation 'Gap' March 04, 2014

For these studies, patient safety might be covered by states, other entities, experts say