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State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports October 19, 2017

Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries

3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day October 19, 2017

And many keep them concealed, review finds

2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water October 18, 2017

Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction? October 05, 2017

Dashboard 'infotainment' systems can keep attention off the road for 40 seconds

Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika October 04, 2017

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

Abortion Access Varies Widely Across U.S. October 03, 2017

Distances of 100 miles or more common for women in rural counties, study finds

Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election October 03, 2017

Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

1 in 5 Have Been Hit By a Medical Error, Survey Shows October 03, 2017

Just half reported the mistake to their provider

Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat From Gas-Powered Generators September 29, 2017

Don't use these devices in your home, garage or any enclosed space

How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster? September 23, 2017

Failure to plan is the number one mistake

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs September 19, 2017

Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes September 13, 2017

If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises

Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives September 08, 2017

Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade September 05, 2017

Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look August 23, 2017

Even 'allowable' cloudiness could cause tummy troubles, study says

Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System August 21, 2017

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs? August 15, 2017

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run August 15, 2017

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart August 14, 2017

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning August 12, 2017

Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen? August 11, 2017

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth August 08, 2017

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming August 01, 2017

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements July 25, 2017

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many July 24, 2017

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC July 20, 2017

15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

Not All Fidos Are Friendly July 17, 2017

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars July 14, 2017

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose? July 12, 2017

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study July 10, 2017

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

Keep Your Summer Cookouts Safe July 09, 2017

Risk for foodborne illness rises along with the temperature

Smoking On the Rise in Movies Aimed at Young: Study July 06, 2017

Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco use

Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports July 06, 2017

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water July 05, 2017

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer July 04, 2017

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks July 04, 2017

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests

Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths July 02, 2017

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun June 27, 2017

Pick a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB light, skin specialist advises

Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side June 26, 2017

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey June 26, 2017

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

Avoid a Nasty Surprise From the Barbecue Grill June 25, 2017

Wire-bristle cleaning brushes pose an injury risk

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

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