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2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide March 27, 2015

But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads March 26, 2015

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick March 26, 2015

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots March 20, 2015

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe to Eat, FDA Says March 20, 2015

Regulators also said they are as nutritious as conventional produce

Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC March 19, 2015

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition March 16, 2015

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study March 16, 2015

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC March 13, 2015

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa March 12, 2015

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

More Americans Support Vaccines: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> March 12, 2015

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report March 11, 2015

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season March 05, 2015

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices February 27, 2015

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine February 27, 2015

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC February 27, 2015

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story February 26, 2015

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High February 26, 2015

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014

Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk February 25, 2015

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens February 25, 2015

Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says

U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses February 24, 2015

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes

Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths February 23, 2015

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study February 23, 2015

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study February 23, 2015

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

More Americans Dying From Hypothermia, CDC Says February 19, 2015

Doctor offers tips to avoid dangerous drops in body temperatures during cold winter months

Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts February 19, 2015

Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus

Healthy Eating Up Worldwide, But Unhealthy Eating Up Even More: Study February 19, 2015

U.S. had one of the lowest-quality diets because of high consumption of bad foods

Health Tip: Stranded During a Snowstorm February 18, 2015

Suggestions to help you stay safe

Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study February 17, 2015

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

Beware the Bitter Cold February 13, 2015

Expert gives tips on avoiding dangerous drops in body temperature, or hypothermia

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC February 13, 2015

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds February 13, 2015

Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study February 11, 2015

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report February 11, 2015

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'? February 10, 2015

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

Shorter Hours for Doctors Don't Lead to Expected Improvements: Study February 09, 2015

Medical residents aren't less fatigued and patient care may be slightly worse, researchers say

Health Tip: Practice Cell Phone Safety February 05, 2015

Steps to avoid possible radiation exposure

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC February 03, 2015

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study February 02, 2015

Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds January 28, 2015

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say January 27, 2015

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty January 27, 2015

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard January 26, 2015

Tips for protecting you, your family and your home

Watch Out for Falling Icicles January 25, 2015

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds January 23, 2015

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says January 22, 2015

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

Test Your Home for Radon: EPA January 20, 2015

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

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