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Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth June 30, 2016

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients June 29, 2016

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House June 20, 2016

Make sure it's properly installed

CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika June 16, 2016

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen June 16, 2016

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk June 15, 2016

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises June 10, 2016

Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

Bifocals Might Trip You Up June 09, 2016

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows June 08, 2016

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus June 07, 2016

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex June 03, 2016

French finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought

Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries June 02, 2016

From broken bones to hernia repair to C-sections, nobody talks about these basic needs, study finds

Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer June 02, 2016

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards June 02, 2016

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital June 01, 2016

The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO May 31, 2016

Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain May 31, 2016

Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Don't Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue May 28, 2016

Keep the fun going by cooking foods to the right temperatures

New Labeling Offers More Protection for Meat Lovers May 27, 2016

Warns consumers that mechanically tenderized beef can raise bacteria risk, so more careful cooking needed

6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day' May 27, 2016

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds you to avoid unprotected sun exposure

Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method May 20, 2016

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study May 19, 2016

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect

Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC May 19, 2016

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year May 19, 2016

Universal helmet laws would help save lives, report authors say

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth May 19, 2016

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study May 18, 2016

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes

Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review May 17, 2016

Extensive study concludes they're as safe to eat as food from traditional plant-breeding methods

Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs May 13, 2016

Keep all products containing the sweetener xylitol out of your pooch's reach, FDA warns

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play May 10, 2016

Help keep little ones safe

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

Health Tip: Prevent a Chemical Emergency May 09, 2016

Always follow label instructions

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests May 04, 2016

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

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

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

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries May 04, 2016

Study points to need to address disparities in care

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

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

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

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats May 02, 2016

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism May 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 Rico April 29, 2016

The victim was a 70-year-old man

Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings April 29, 2016

Evidence favors hot water or hot packs to ease pain

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

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Climate Change May Mean More Smoggy Days to Come: Study April 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 Heartbeat April 20, 2016

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

Health Tip: Practice Tornado Drills April 20, 2016

Make sure family members know what to do

FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco April 19, 2016

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

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

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

The ABCs of Safe BBQing April 15, 2016

National Fire Protection Association offers tips for outdoor cooking

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

Individual farm practices can have global implications, researcher says

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

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

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