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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

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

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

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-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study July 27, 2016

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

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

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

'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

Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier? July 11, 2016

Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge July 08, 2016

Finding may have implications for cities dealing with air pollution today, researcher says

U.S. Car Crash Deaths Down, But Still Surpass Other Nations July 06, 2016

Decline of 31 percent lowest among 20 countries studied

4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study July 06, 2016

Biggest problem with products was lack of resistance to sweat or water

1 in 3 Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water July 03, 2016

Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say

Heat Waves Are Health Threats July 02, 2016

Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth July 01, 2016

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children June 30, 2016

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer June 29, 2016

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

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

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