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Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat June 21, 2017

Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics June 20, 2017

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D June 20, 2017

Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe

Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer June 17, 2017

Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

Pot Plus Booze: A Deadly Mix Behind the Wheel June 15, 2017

Study found odds of a fatal auto accident jumped 5 times if both substances were used

Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections June 14, 2017

Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room? June 14, 2017

Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar June 12, 2017

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger June 08, 2017

Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring

Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC June 06, 2017

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year June 02, 2017

Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response June 02, 2017

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash June 01, 2017

Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids May 29, 2017

Injuries can lead to amputations, pediatric trauma expert cautions

Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend May 27, 2017

Some expert tips on avoiding trouble with gas and charcoal barbecues

Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning May 26, 2017

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer? May 24, 2017

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits May 18, 2017

New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.? May 17, 2017

Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care May 17, 2017

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

Playgrounds Aren't Always All Fun and Games May 16, 2017

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries to children, ER doc says

Houston, You Have a 'Superbug' May 16, 2017

Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks May 15, 2017

More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down May 13, 2017

Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC May 12, 2017

Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval May 10, 2017

Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale

Climate Change Could Be Catastrophic for Mobile Homes: Study May 09, 2017

It suggests that as tornadoes become more prevalent, so will life-threatening dangers

California Handgun Sales Spiked After 2 Mass Shootings May 01, 2017

Researchers say some people respond with 'acquisition' while others 'revulsion'

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime April 21, 2017

Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood

Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S. April 18, 2017

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22 April 17, 2017

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study April 12, 2017

Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides April 10, 2017

Chemicals alone won't vanquish the pests, researchers say

How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution April 07, 2017

Environmental health expert gives advice on ways to avoid exposure to pollutants

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016 March 30, 2017

Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought March 24, 2017

Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps March 15, 2017

Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk March 07, 2017

Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance? March 07, 2017

Vehicles would free up an extra person to care for patient, but studies find Americans have mixed views

Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems February 27, 2017

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead February 17, 2017

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions February 11, 2017

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots February 09, 2017

So-called 'super water' carries big risks, doctors warn

Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun February 08, 2017

But be sure to use the right equipment and stay in areas that match your skill level

For Ice Skating, Sharpen Up on Safety January 29, 2017

Never skate alone or on thin ice, experts advise

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu January 21, 2017

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen? January 19, 2017

Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

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