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No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study SuggestsMay 04, 2016

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's SpreadMay 04, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor CountriesMay 04, 2016

Study points to need to address disparities in care

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: StudyMay 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New EnglandMay 02, 2016

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety SeatsMay 02, 2016

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With AutismMay 02, 2016

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto RicoApril 29, 2016

The victim was a 70-year-old man

Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish StingsApril 29, 2016

Evidence favors hot water or hot packs to ease pain

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every DayApril 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: StudyApril 21, 2016

Some areas could see up to 9 more unhealthy-air days between May and September by 2050

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular HeartbeatApril 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

Health Tip: Practice Tornado DrillsApril 20, 2016

Make sure family members know what to do

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing TobaccoApril 19, 2016

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

To Be a Safe Boater, Be a Smart BoaterApril 15, 2016

Experts offer tips on how to enjoy the water without risking injury

The ABCs of Safe BBQingApril 15, 2016

National Fire Protection Association offers tips for outdoor cooking

Antibiotics in Animal Feed Contribute to Drug-Resistant Germs: StudyApril 14, 2016

Individual farm practices can have global implications, researcher says

Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: StudyApril 13, 2016

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

Could Fast Food Expose People to Harmful Chemicals?April 13, 2016

High consumption linked to higher levels of plastics-related compounds in urine, study found

As States Raise Speed Limits, Road Deaths Rise, Report FindsApril 12, 2016

Researchers estimate there were 33,000 additional fatalities over past 2 decades

A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDCApril 12, 2016

This year's vaccine was a very good match, officials say

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: StudyApril 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking TeensApril 07, 2016

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

Stimulant, Banned From Sports, Found in Dietary Supplements in U.S.April 07, 2016

FDA has warned makers of 8 products containing oxilofrine, or methylsynephrine

U.S. Moving Money From Ebola Fund to Help Fight ZikaApril 06, 2016

More than $500 million pulled out to prepare for likely outbreaks of mosquito-borne virus in U.S.

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure RiskApril 05, 2016

Warning pertains to drugs containing saxagliptin or alogliptin

Most Americans Want to Learn How to Help Those Injured in DisastersApril 05, 2016

Poll found many would assist in stopping bleeding if shootings, accidents occurred

Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose DangersApril 04, 2016

Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

More of World's People Are Now Obese Than UnderweightApril 01, 2016

However, study finds many people in parts of Asia and Africa still weigh too little

Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'March 31, 2016

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood DonationsMarch 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

Stay Safe in the Water This Spring BreakMarch 29, 2016

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

ER Docs Only Ask Half of Suicidal Patients About Guns, Study ShowsMarch 25, 2016

Finding points to missed chances to intervene before it's too late, researcher says

Adults Don't Need Tetanus Shot Every Decade: StudyMarch 25, 2016

Booster shot every 30 years would protect as well as every 10 years, and save money, researchers contend

Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the AmericasMarch 24, 2016

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

Health Tip: Preparing for a PedicureMarch 23, 2016

Here's a list of 'don'ts'

FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical GlovesMarch 21, 2016

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

Recycled Water a Healthy Option for California, Study SuggestsMarch 17, 2016

Researchers say it uses less energy and cuts greenhouse emissions compared to other options

Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study FindsMarch 17, 2016

Research suggests rodent infestations are 'underappreciated' stressor

Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Car Seat Is SafeMarch 16, 2016

Don't Take Short Cuts With Contact Lens Care, FDA WarnsMarch 15, 2016

Solutions with hydrogen peroxide can cause eye damage if two-step process isn't followed carefully

In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified MosquitoMarch 11, 2016

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health OfficialsMarch 10, 2016

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

For 'Ironman' Athletes, Study Shows Danger of Too Much WaterMarch 09, 2016

Frequent fluid stops entice racers to drink more than they need, expert says

Be Wary of Imported Supplements: FDAMarch 09, 2016

Officials say scammers often target groups that don't speak English, have limited access to health care

Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: StudyMarch 09, 2016

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say

Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 PercentMarch 08, 2016

Combination of more people walking, more traffic, more distractions could be to blame, report suggests

Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder RatesMarch 07, 2016

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study SuggestsMarch 07, 2016

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to KidsMarch 03, 2016

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation