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As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare August 28, 2015

People should have emergency communication plan in place, stock up on essential supplies

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated August 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Injuries Tied to Illegal Meth Labs on the Rise: CDC August 27, 2015

'Shake-and-bake' chemical explosions are one common, dangerous accident, agency report says

One-Third of Mass Shootings Worldwide Occur in U.S. August 24, 2015

Study shows link between prevalence of gun ownership and number of public massacres

Mandatory Life Jacket Laws Could Reduce Boating Deaths August 21, 2015

Regulation would also result in fewer people dying from drowning, researchers say

Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study Says August 21, 2015

Strongest link between temperatures and heat-related hospital visits is among 18- to 64-year-olds, not seniors

NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over August 20, 2015

Health officials pinpoint source of bacteria that sickened 124, killed 12

Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety August 19, 2015

2 researchers decry heavy use of weedkillers; manufacturer says no threat exists

U.S. Bike Deaths Fall for Kids, But Rise for Adults August 13, 2015

More men are switching to bicycles to commute, run errands, which may explain these trends

12 Deaths Now Reported in NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak August 11, 2015

City health officials also said Monday that the number of cases has reached 113

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips August 10, 2015

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing August 07, 2015

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say August 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

Over 4 Million Americans Say They've Driven Drunk in Prior Month: CDC August 06, 2015

Typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking, survey shows

Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers August 03, 2015

Experts had assumed that soil would help to filter human waste

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials July 31, 2015

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise July 31, 2015

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters July 28, 2015

Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study July 27, 2015

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes July 24, 2015

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice July 21, 2015

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study July 20, 2015

Research based on VA data found many docs wrote prescriptions even if the drug might be useless

Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly July 12, 2015

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products July 09, 2015

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness July 09, 2015

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

Labels on Edible Medical Marijuana Products Often Misleading: Study June 23, 2015

Sixty percent contained less active ingredient than label said, while 25 percent had more

Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety June 19, 2015

Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

Camping Wisely Helps Prevent Wildfires June 18, 2015

Many outdoor blazes caused by carelessness, experts caution

Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak June 18, 2015

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study June 16, 2015

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats June 16, 2015

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

Summer Spurs Calls to Poison Centers June 12, 2015

Use care with bleach, bug spray, gasoline and picnic foods

Tough Handgun Law Linked to Lower Gun-Related Murder Rate in Connecticut June 11, 2015

Background checks, raising minimum purchasing age, requiring eight hours of training almost halved rate

As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them June 11, 2015

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

Most Americans Waste More Food Than They Know June 10, 2015

And just 1 in 10 worries about the environmental consequences, study finds

Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says June 09, 2015

Rate more than doubled in two years for one strain of salmonella

U.S. Health Officials Search for Those Exposed to Drug-Resistant TB June 09, 2015

Patient spent seven weeks in country, traveled to three states before diagnosis

Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study June 08, 2015

Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says June 04, 2015

Parents should be particularly careful about windows

150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC May 29, 2015

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.

FDA Warns of Complications From Facial Fillers May 29, 2015

When injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage can occur

Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis May 28, 2015

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC May 26, 2015

Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC May 22, 2015

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds May 21, 2015

But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say

Mow With Safety in Mind May 02, 2015

Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass

Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms April 30, 2015

Health officials detail rare, multiple-case infection

Company to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns April 29, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says amount would fill 15 tractor trailers; move will cost more than $2.5 million

Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates April 28, 2015

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat April 24, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

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