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Boston's Subways Packed With Germs June 28, 2016

But the transit system's tiniest commuters aren't the type to make you sick, study says

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes June 23, 2016

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters June 22, 2016

20 years have passed since the last incident where 5 or more people were killed by gunfire in that country

No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids June 20, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika June 16, 2016

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk June 15, 2016

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides June 10, 2016

Measures include physical barriers and selling fewer pills at once, experts say

Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises June 10, 2016

Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer June 02, 2016

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital June 01, 2016

The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO May 31, 2016

Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

Don't Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue May 28, 2016

Keep the fun going by cooking foods to the right temperatures

No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods May 24, 2016

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method May 20, 2016

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa May 19, 2016

However, most cases were transmitted by everyday close contact, researchers say

Why Texting While Driving Can Be So Hazardous May 12, 2016

It short-circuits brain's 'sixth sense' that helps drivers stay on course, researchers say

Pot-Linked Fatal Car Crashes Doubled in One State After Legalization May 10, 2016

Experts say Washington state's experience could be a lesson for rest of country

Portable Zika Test Shows Promise in Monkeys May 06, 2016

Easy-to-use screening would benefit doctors working miles from hospital, researchers say

4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town May 04, 2016

EPA offers practical advice, including setting air conditioning to a higher temperature

Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread May 04, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries May 04, 2016

Study points to need to address disparities in care

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer May 04, 2016

Study claims they're the 3rd leading cause of U.S. deaths, but CDC doesn't track such data

Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women May 03, 2016

Study found no connection with men, further research is needed

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats May 02, 2016

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico April 29, 2016

The victim was a 70-year-old man

Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings April 29, 2016

Evidence favors hot water or hot packs to ease pain

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day April 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Bed Bugs Drawn to Red and Black Colors April 25, 2016

Critters strongly prefer those bedroom hues to green and yellow, study found

Laser Pointers Probably Won't Damage Pilots' Eyes … April 20, 2016

… But distraction is capable of causing disaster, experts say

To Be a Safe Boater, Be a Smart Boater April 15, 2016

Experts offer tips on how to enjoy the water without risking injury

The ABCs of Safe BBQing April 15, 2016

National Fire Protection Association offers tips for outdoor cooking

Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin April 13, 2016

It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study April 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Most Americans Want to Learn How to Help Those Injured in Disasters April 05, 2016

Poll found many would assist in stopping bleeding if shootings, accidents occurred

CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness April 01, 2016

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

'Listeria on Rye'? Many U.S. Deli Meat Slicers Cut Corners on Cleanliness March 31, 2016

Cross-country survey by CDC finds untimely meat slicer cleaning, which could sicken you

Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses March 31, 2016

Scientists say insights could further research into vaccine, treatments

Is Your Doctor Trustworthy? Past Records Tough to Find, Experts Say March 30, 2016

Consumer Reports survey shows patients think they should be told, but the information just isn't really public

Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break March 29, 2016

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

ER Docs Only Ask Half of Suicidal Patients About Guns, Study Shows March 25, 2016

Finding points to missed chances to intervene before it's too late, researcher says

Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds March 17, 2016

Research suggests rodent infestations are 'underappreciated' stressor

Be Wary of Imported Supplements: FDA March 09, 2016

Officials say scammers often target groups that don't speak English, have limited access to health care

Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: Study March 09, 2016

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say

Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids March 03, 2016

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

Risk of Getting Ebola From Survivors Seems Low, Study Finds February 29, 2016

However, sexual contact still carries some danger of transmission months after patient has recovered

Graphic Cigarette Warnings May Target Brain's 'Quit Centers' February 26, 2016

Areas linked to emotions, decision-making and memory are triggered, researchers suggest

Monkey Trial Offers Hope for Future Ebola Treatment for Humans February 25, 2016

Antibodies from 1995 survivor protected macaques even when given five days after exposure

Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers February 25, 2016

Study found risk of crashes more than doubled for those over 80 who used Ambien

'Pot Tourists' Linked to Surge in Colorado ER Visits February 24, 2016

Many out-of-state users overindulge with marijuana, particularly the edible version, researcher says

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