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Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas August 18, 2017

Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse August 18, 2017

Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers August 17, 2017

But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warn

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

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

Maybe That's Why It's Called Work August 14, 2017

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

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

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain August 11, 2017

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis August 10, 2017

Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial August 09, 2017

Next step is to see if it works and for how long

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery August 02, 2017

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030 July 31, 2017

Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century July 31, 2017

Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds July 31, 2017

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide July 31, 2017

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

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

Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming July 17, 2017

How to avoid getting sick

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

Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear' July 08, 2017

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation July 07, 2017

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

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'

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds July 05, 2017

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

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

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

Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes June 22, 2017

But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

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

With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike June 19, 2017

Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report June 19, 2017

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

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

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

Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study June 16, 2017

Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA June 16, 2017

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards June 16, 2017

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

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

Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks June 14, 2017

More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

Health Tip: Inspect Your Child's Playground June 14, 2017

Look for hidden dangers

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

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

Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health? June 07, 2017

Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

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

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

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Summer May 31, 2017

Five ways to protect your family

Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others? May 30, 2017

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer May 29, 2017

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

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