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Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study March 23, 2017

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

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

Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement? March 02, 2017

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

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

MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices … February 22, 2017

… if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety February 21, 2017

Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home February 20, 2017

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

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

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals February 16, 2017

Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

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

ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling January 30, 2017

Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products January 27, 2017

Always read labels

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals January 25, 2017

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

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

'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought January 16, 2017

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

Debunking Winter Weather Myths January 16, 2017

For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study January 13, 2017

In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulate

Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics January 12, 2017

It's important to make sure feet stay as dry as possible, especially between the toes

Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon January 12, 2017

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children January 09, 2017

Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes January 09, 2017

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal January 07, 2017

The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath January 04, 2017

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

FDA to Weigh Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarettes January 03, 2017

Agency announces 2-day meeting on the safety risks of the lithium batteries that power the devices

How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside January 01, 2017

All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First December 30, 2016

Be prepared for heat loss, sun glare and shorter days, hiking group advises

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study December 28, 2016

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid December 27, 2016

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday Celebration December 23, 2016

Keep extra cooks out of the kitchen to avoid food safety mistakes, experts advise

Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones December 23, 2016

Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics December 23, 2016

Agency notes most products already below recommended level

Many Ignore Fire Safety at Home, Survey Reveals December 22, 2016

Holiday activities can put families in jeopardy, children's hospital warns

CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection December 22, 2016

Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

How to Ship Food Gifts Without Risk December 22, 2016

Even foods that are smoked, cured or fully cooked should be kept cold, experts advise

Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights December 20, 2016

Putting lights on a metallic tree is an electrical hazard, experts warn

Stay Safe, Play Safe in a Winter Wonderland December 20, 2016

Athletic trainer offers tips to avoid cold weather-related injuries

Health Tip: Prepare Your Heating System for Winter December 20, 2016

Here's how to stay safer

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries December 13, 2016

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First December 10, 2016

Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate December 07, 2016

Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

What's in Tobacco Smoke? Many Americans Don't Know December 07, 2016

Surveys show misunderstandings about safety of filters are also common

New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population December 06, 2016

Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations December 06, 2016

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm December 05, 2016

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study December 05, 2016

Light smokers still faced an increased risk of early death

U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing November 30, 2016

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report November 28, 2016

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

Hitting the Slopes? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind November 26, 2016

Snowboarders and skiers should always use properly maintained equipment and be fully rested

8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors November 25, 2016

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

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