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Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought September 28, 2016

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program September 28, 2016

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study September 27, 2016

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality September 26, 2016

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems September 23, 2016

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon September 20, 2016

Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S. September 19, 2016

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study September 13, 2016

But they must check blood sugar before and during flights, regulations say

Connecticut Toddler Latest U.S. Case of 'Superbug' September 09, 2016

But like 3 other infections reported earlier, it did not spread beyond the original patient

6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks September 02, 2016

As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study September 01, 2016

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids September 01, 2016

Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves September 01, 2016

Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU August 31, 2016

Increased levels of harmful bacteria boost the risk for hospital-acquired infections, researchers say

Health Tip: Make Yourself Seen When Exercising in the Dark August 31, 2016

Take precautions so you're visible to drivers

Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications August 30, 2016

Understand what you're reading

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk August 29, 2016

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus August 29, 2016

But only one is already approved in the United States

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 29, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants August 24, 2016

Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S. August 23, 2016

Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out August 22, 2016

A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids August 19, 2016

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week August 17, 2016

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers August 17, 2016

About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet August 13, 2016

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year August 11, 2016

Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School August 10, 2016

The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report August 09, 2016

Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity August 08, 2016

Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas August 08, 2016

Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

Florida Reports First Locally Transmitted Zika Infections in U.S. July 29, 2016

4 recent cases very likely to have originated from area mosquitoes, CDC says

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever? July 28, 2016

Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled July 27, 2016

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study July 27, 2016

Levels depend on type and age of device, and they increase as it heats up

'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End July 26, 2016

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S. July 25, 2016

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay July 23, 2016

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire July 22, 2016

Simple steps can help you enjoy outdoor cooking while protecting the forest

'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States July 22, 2016

Much of the country to be under its scorching influence by the weekend; experts offer safety tips

3 in 4 Youngsters Exposed to Laundry Pod Detergent Suffer Poisoning July 21, 2016

Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds

Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop July 21, 2016

Sleeping with a feathered friend nearby may keep some biting bugs at bay, researchers find

Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective July 21, 2016

Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

Some Tree Trimming Best Left to the Pros July 17, 2016

For instance, only trained professionals should work near power lines, experts say

Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER July 15, 2016

Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

Road Rage Rampant in America July 14, 2016

8 of 10 drivers admit to anger, aggression when behind the wheel

Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba? July 14, 2016

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You July 12, 2016

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic July 11, 2016

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds July 11, 2016

1 in 20 holds onto and uses old, leftover meds, contributing to danger of drug-resistant germs

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