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

March 04, 2014: Some U.S. Clinical Trials May Fall Into Federal Regulation 'Gap'
For these studies, patient safety might be covered by states, other entities, experts say

March 03, 2014: Ah, Spring . . . And a Snakebite Alert
Texas veterinarian warns that warmer weather puts people, pets at greater risk

February 27, 2014: Mentally Ill More Often Victims Of Violence Than Perpetrators: Study
Nearly one-third are victimized, while only a quarter have committed acts of violence, researchers report

February 27, 2014: Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ
Accidental discovery might help labs, clinics disinfect, especially in cash-poor countries

February 26, 2014: Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller
One dose of Zohydro could kill a child, say coalition of consumer advocates, addiction specialists

February 24, 2014: Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Review Finds
Researchers say resist the call to lower the age limit to 18

February 24, 2014: FDA To Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals

February 22, 2014: Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success
Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

February 19, 2014: Many U.S. Hospitals Fall Short in Preventing Infections
Study authors consider findings 'a call to action'

February 14, 2014: Fire-Safe Cigarette Law Reduces Home Fires: Study
Massachusetts saw a 28 percent drop in cigarette-caused blazes since law took effect

February 14, 2014: Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

February 14, 2014: Many Stroke Survivors Resume Driving Without Testing: Survey
Less than 6 percent of those getting back behind the wheel got formal review of road readiness

February 11, 2014: States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions
Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed

February 05, 2014: China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says
Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

February 01, 2014: Secure Those Sets for Super Bowl Viewing
As part of National TV Safety Day, experts warn that televisions can tip over on kids

January 28, 2014: Another Arctic Blast Has Much of U.S. in Its Grip
Doctors offer advice on ways to stay safe and warm during frigid weather

January 27, 2014: Third Deep Freeze Sweeps Across Country
Doctors offer advice on ways to stay safe and warm during frigid weather

January 23, 2014: Dealing With The Deep Freeze
Doctors offer advice on ways to stay safe and warm during frigid weather

January 23, 2014: Shopping Carts Can Pose Big Danger to Little Kids
Study found one youngster seriously injured in falls, tip-overs every 22 minutes

January 22, 2014: Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combination: Study
Pedestrians who did both had poorer balance, were less able to walk in straight line, researchers say

January 21, 2014: FDA Approval Process Comes Under Scrutiny in Studies
Drugs face inconsistent standards, heart device upgrades may not undergo clinical trials, researchers say

January 21, 2014: Time for Docs to Ditch the White Coat?
New infection control guidelines raise possibility that some attire may spread germs among patients

January 20, 2014: Easy Access to Guns Tied to Higher Risk of Suicide, Homicide
Firearms in the home can lead to rash decisions with fatal outcomes, study author says

January 20, 2014: Disinfectants Can't Defeat Salmonella in Food-Processing Plants: Study
Researchers say findings point to need to keep bacteria out of production areas

January 16, 2014: U.S. Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC
Report authors credit increasing cigarette taxes, hard-hitting anti-smoking ads for decline

January 15, 2014: FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Officials say action taken because of reports of severe liver damage from accidental overdoses

January 15, 2014: Experts Urge 'Seismic Shift' in Approach to Better U.S. Health Care
Improving education, social services can help Americans live longer, healthier lives, panel says

January 15, 2014: Ban on Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds
But exposure to similar phthalates that aren't banned has risen, researchers say

January 10, 2014: U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

January 09, 2014: FDA Warns Against Misuse of Laxatives
Ignoring dosing instructions, cautions can lead to serious side effects with some of these products

January 09, 2014: Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Supermarket Shelves: Report
Honoring a pledge, 16 major companies went beyond their goals

January 07, 2014: The Cold, Hard Truth About Surviving Bitter Winter Weather
Doctors offer practical advice for dealing with record-breaking temperatures

January 07, 2014: The Cold, Hard Truth About Surviving Bitter Winter Weather
Doctors offer practical advice for dealing with record-breaking temperatures

January 06, 2014: Workplace Wellness Programs Work
But study found lifestyle-management programs didn't cut health care costs as much as disease management

January 06, 2014: Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life