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2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide March 27, 2015

But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads March 26, 2015

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick March 26, 2015

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials March 25, 2015

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars March 24, 2015

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots March 20, 2015

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC March 19, 2015

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition March 16, 2015

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study March 16, 2015

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

Mountain Dwellers in Argentina Have Adapted to High Arsenic Levels March 13, 2015

Gene change allows some people in Andean region to metabolize the toxic chemical, study says

Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC March 13, 2015

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa March 12, 2015

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

More Americans Support Vaccines: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> March 12, 2015

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report March 11, 2015

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds March 11, 2015

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says March 06, 2015

Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

Freshwater Algae Can Infect Wounds, Study Shows March 05, 2015

Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season March 05, 2015

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices February 27, 2015

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine February 27, 2015

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC February 27, 2015

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story February 26, 2015

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High February 26, 2015

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014

U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses February 24, 2015

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study February 23, 2015

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

CDC Says New Tick-Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man February 20, 2015

'Bourbon virus' tied to previously healthy man's death within 11 days of symptoms, agency reports

More Americans Dying From Hypothermia, CDC Says February 19, 2015

Doctor offers tips to avoid dangerous drops in body temperatures during cold winter months

Healthy Eating Up Worldwide, But Unhealthy Eating Up Even More: Study February 19, 2015

U.S. had one of the lowest-quality diets because of high consumption of bad foods

Beware the Bitter Cold February 13, 2015

Expert gives tips on avoiding dangerous drops in body temperature, or hypothermia

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC February 13, 2015

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds February 13, 2015

Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Milk Lurks in Some Dark Chocolate, Posing Allergy Risk: FDA February 11, 2015

You can't always believe what you read on a product's label, agency says

Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds February 11, 2015

Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report February 11, 2015

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'? February 10, 2015

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines February 06, 2015

CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks

Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study February 02, 2015

Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds January 28, 2015

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women January 28, 2015

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say January 27, 2015

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard January 26, 2015

Tips for protecting you, your family and your home

Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips January 24, 2015

Start slowly and allow for time to rest and recover, trainers recommend

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says January 22, 2015

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts January 20, 2015

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory January 20, 2015

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC January 14, 2015

About 1 in every 25 U.S. patients develops an infection while in the hospital, agency says

CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says January 13, 2015

Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

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