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State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths October 21, 2016

Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations

Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun October 21, 2016

Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning October 20, 2016

Canadian woman's illness highlights danger from glazes with high lead levels, doctors say

11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work October 15, 2016

For starters, always assume nearby power lines are energized and take precautions

Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short October 13, 2016

Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning October 12, 2016

Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

Like People, Power Tools Need Checkups October 08, 2016

Electrical cords should be free of cracks or cuts, safety experts advise

Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk October 06, 2016

Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

Fall Weather Can Be Tricky to Navigate October 04, 2016

Changeable conditions range from hurricanes to flooding, even snow

Scare Up Some Halloween Safety October 01, 2016

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

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

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

Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought September 28, 2016

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

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-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