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Buckle Up in the Backseat, Experts Advise November 27, 2015

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

Genetically Engineered Salmon Gets FDA Approval November 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 Antibiotics November 19, 2015

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

Charges Filed Against Makers of Nutritional Supplements November 18, 2015

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

Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds November 16, 2015

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

Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in Livestock November 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: Study November 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 Finds November 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 Tuberculosis November 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: Study November 11, 2015

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety November 09, 2015

Latest analysis finds inconclusive evidence for any link to health risks

Calorie Counts on Menus May Prompt Healthier Offerings November 03, 2015

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

Keep Kids Safe This Halloween October 29, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

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

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

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study October 26, 2015

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C Drugs October 23, 2015

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

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

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

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy October 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 Supplements October 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: Study October 14, 2015

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

Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds October 14, 2015

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

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

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

Plight of NFL Player Stricken by MRSA Germ 'Extremely Unusual' October 14, 2015

Infections by the 'superbug' down significantly in recent years, CDC says

Churches a Good Place for HIV Testing, Treatment in Africa October 14, 2015

Study found pregnant women in sub-Saharan nations were 11 times more likely to get help in faith-based centers

Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study October 12, 2015

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak October 07, 2015

Four deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

New Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat, CDC Says October 05, 2015

Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers

Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips October 04, 2015

Most devices aren't used properly

More Than 670 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak September 30, 2015

Three deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report September 24, 2015

Finding highlights challenges of 'unequal epidemic,' researcher says

Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error: Report September 22, 2015

In some cases the consequences can be severe, expert panel notes

Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers September 21, 2015

Risk of poor road control doubled after one drink if driver's focus was disturbed, study found

Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States September 21, 2015

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report

Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms September 21, 2015

But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

Global Impact of Tropical Disease Leptospirosis Underestimated: Study September 17, 2015

The illness infects 1 million a year, kills nearly 59,000, researchers report

Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers September 17, 2015

Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers September 15, 2015

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

2nd Death Reported in Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak September 10, 2015

Tainted cucumbers also linked to 341 illnesses in 30 states, CDC officials report

New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots September 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds September 03, 2015

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report September 02, 2015

British study is first to assess international impact of smokeless tobacco on adults

Two Large U.S. Aquifers Tainted With Natural Uranium: Study September 02, 2015

Farm-related pollution 'mobilizes' the element, helping it enter groundwater

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries September 01, 2015

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

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