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Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: ResearchFebruary 05, 2016

Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex PartnersFebruary 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Products: CDCFebruary 03, 2016

Consumers shouldn't eat certain Organic Shake & Meal Replacement foods

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood SupplyFebruary 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

U.S. Gun-Related Murder Rate 25 Times Higher Than Other NationsFebruary 02, 2016

Americans face 10-fold greater risk of dying by firearm violence, study finds

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic ClayJanuary 29, 2016

Agency tells users of Bentonite Me Baby to stop using product, get checked by their doctor

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant WomenJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHOJanuary 25, 2016

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel PrecautionsJanuary 22, 2016

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

Take Care in the Bitter ColdJanuary 19, 2016

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

Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.January 18, 2016

Residents in nearly half of all counties now at risk, CDC says

Three Moves Could Cut New HIV Cases Dramatically: StudyJanuary 07, 2016

Researchers say testing, treating and providing preventive drugs are crucial

Hard Lessons Learned From the Ebola FightJanuary 06, 2016

West Africa epidemic showed women survived more, and an anti-malaria drug worked well, scientists report

Researchers ID Areas of Western U.S. With Risk of PlagueDecember 31, 2015

Regions in California, Colorado and New Mexico most affected, study reports

Drinking Water Pipes Full of 'Good' BacteriaDecember 30, 2015

Swedish researchers say this natural biofilm helps keep drinking water clean

Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, PetsDecember 25, 2015

Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettias should be placed out of reach, expert advises

Don't Forget Fire Safety This Holiday SeasonDecember 24, 2015

Three safety organizations offer advice on preventing trouble

Not Enough Needle Exchange Programs Outside Cities: StudyDecember 10, 2015

Half of all injection drug users live in rural, suburban areas

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDCDecember 04, 2015

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

Death and Disability From Injuries Down Worldwide: StudyDecember 04, 2015

Rate has dropped by nearly one-third since 1990

Making Sense of the Senseless ViolenceDecember 04, 2015

After latest mass shooting stirs now-familiar fears, experts see growing psychological toll

Hawaii Facing Rise in Dengue Fever CasesDecember 03, 2015

122 cases of the extremely painful, but rarely fatal, disease have been reported since mid-September

Pollution From Coal Burning Most Damaging to Health, Study FindsDecember 02, 2015

It's 5 times more dangerous for the heart than same-sized particles from other sources, researchers say

Buckle Up in the Backseat, Experts AdviseNovember 27, 2015

About 400 deaths a year might be prevented if more people wore rear seatbelts

Genetically Engineered Salmon Gets FDA ApprovalNovember 19, 2015

It's first animal-based food to get OK from the agency, which says it's safe to eat and doesn't need special label

Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All AntibioticsNovember 19, 2015

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

Charges Filed Against Makers of Nutritional SupplementsNovember 18, 2015

One company in nationwide sweep sold products with ingredient that caused liver damage, FDA says

Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll FindsNovember 16, 2015

Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in LivestockNovember 16, 2015

Widespread practice is boosting bacterial resistance to drugs, putting kids in danger, AAP says

Medicines Last as Long in Space as Here on Earth: StudyNovember 13, 2015

But more research needed to determine whether drugs would degrade on longer missions

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study FindsNovember 13, 2015

Doorways are designed to keep air sterile, but repeated openings may let germs in during surgery

Swiss Report Highlights Danger of Drug-Resistant TuberculosisNovember 11, 2015

Cases where the infection isn't thwarted by existing antibiotics are surfacing, researcher says

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: StudyNovember 11, 2015

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant SafetyNovember 09, 2015

Latest analysis finds inconclusive evidence for any link to health risks

Calorie Counts on Menus May Prompt Healthier OfferingsNovember 03, 2015

Study found chain restaurants that used them tended to offer more lower-calorie choices

Keep Kids Safe This HalloweenOctober 29, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

Truckers' Fatigue, Cellphones Boost Their Crash Risk: StudyOctober 26, 2015

Researchers also found that troubling blood pressure readings increased odds of an accident

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in StudyOctober 26, 2015

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C DrugsOctober 23, 2015

Cautionary label will be added to Viekira Pak and Technivie, agency says

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller AbuseOctober 21, 2015

New initiative involves government, medical groups, media, drug store chains and more

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During PregnancyOctober 20, 2015

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported SupplementsOctober 15, 2015

Danger for people who don't speak English well or have limited access to health services, agency says

Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: StudyOctober 14, 2015

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

Small Hospitals Seeing More Drug-Resistant E. Coli InfectionsOctober 14, 2015

Study suggests these tougher germs aren't limited to large medical centers

Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study FindsOctober 14, 2015

When not refrigerated, bacteria can grow quickly around dipping stick, researcher explains