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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

Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC April 22, 2015

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm April 21, 2015

Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak April 21, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC April 14, 2015

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says April 14, 2015

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings April 10, 2015

CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods

Smartphones Could Be Early Warning System for Earthquakes April 10, 2015

Technology could detect problems and alert people in developing countries

Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine April 08, 2015

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study April 06, 2015

Researchers believe thousands of fatalities could be avoided each year

Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries April 03, 2015

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States April 02, 2015

Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide March 27, 2015

But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads March 26, 2015

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick March 26, 2015

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials March 25, 2015

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

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