July 25, 2014: Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say
American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

July 23, 2014: Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

July 22, 2014: American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue

July 18, 2014: EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

July 16, 2014: AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

July 11, 2014: Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says
Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

July 11, 2014: CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare
Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

July 04, 2014: Houseboats Can Carry Hidden Carbon Monoxide Dangers
Hazardous concentrations from some gas generators can accumulate near the rear deck, experts say

July 03, 2014: Stay Safe On The Roads This July Fourth
Nearly 400 people may die in accidents over holiday weekend, National Safety Council estimates

July 03, 2014: Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips
But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

July 01, 2014: No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report
Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

June 20, 2014: CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax
No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

June 17, 2014: MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials
Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

June 14, 2014: Stricter Laws Might Reduce Aggressive Driving in Young Males: Study
Speeding-related deaths, injuries dropped after new laws and harsher penalties took effect, researchers say

June 12, 2014: Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off
Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

June 12, 2014: Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC
But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

June 09, 2014: Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says
But experts disagree on findings' significance

June 06, 2014: Use Prescription Painkillers Safely
Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

June 05, 2014: People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

June 03, 2014: Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases
Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says

May 29, 2014: U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

May 28, 2014: Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

May 27, 2014: Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People
Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

May 24, 2014: Jump in, Just Don't Swallow the Water
Kiddie pools are hotspots of bacteria, expert says

May 22, 2014: Yelp Can Help Spot Food Poisonings at Restaurants
The online review service was used to identify several foodborne outbreaks in New York City

May 20, 2014: Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners
Study focused on MRSA and E. coli bacteria

May 19, 2014: Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest
Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

May 16, 2014: New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial
Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

May 15, 2014: Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says
Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving

May 14, 2014: Hand Microbes Might Reflect Where, How You Live
Finding suggests that studies in this area should include people from different regions

May 13, 2014: Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study
But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

May 09, 2014: Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study
New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

May 07, 2014: Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report
10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

May 05, 2014: Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

April 24, 2014: Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness
Scientists spent a decade sequencing its genome, and hope to find new targets for pest control

April 21, 2014: Start Tornado Preparation Now, Expert Advises
Decide ahead of time where to take shelter

April 19, 2014: If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands
Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

April 15, 2014: Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report
Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

April 15, 2014: Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

April 14, 2014: Nearly 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study
Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity

April 14, 2014: As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

April 11, 2014: Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

April 10, 2014: Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

April 07, 2014: Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study
Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

April 03, 2014: FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs
Evzio's OK is part of efforts to stem tide of overdoses from abuse of meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

March 31, 2014: HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says
Suppressing virus during jail time might reduce its spread after release, researchers suggest

March 25, 2014: Post-Katrina Heart Woes Persisted at Least 6 Years
Fallout from stressful events can linger a long time, study suggests

March 17, 2014: Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study
British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

March 14, 2014: 'Extreme Sports' Linked to 40,000 Head and Neck Injuries Per Year
Study finds skateboarding, snowboarding lead the pack in number of trauma cases

March 12, 2014: Safety Checklists for Surgery May Not Lower Deaths, Complications: Study
But Canadian program wasn't voluntary and that may have affected results, researchers say