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Go Take a Hike -- Safely May 23, 2015

Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC May 22, 2015

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns May 21, 2015

Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds May 21, 2015

But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say

Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water May 14, 2015

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study May 13, 2015

Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

FDA Ready to Lift Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men May 12, 2015

Studies from other countries show such donations wouldn't compromise blood supply, health officials say

Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage May 12, 2015

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

Health Tip: Be Prepared for a Flash Flood May 12, 2015

Monitor weather reports

Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa May 11, 2015

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

Health Tip: Store Diabetes Supplies Safely May 11, 2015

Avoid extreme temperatures

Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice May 08, 2015

Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends May 07, 2015

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds May 06, 2015

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds May 05, 2015

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers

Be a Responsible Camper May 03, 2015

Tips for minimizing your impact on the environment

Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms April 30, 2015

Health officials detail rare, multiple-case infection

Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist April 29, 2015

Expert clarifies age and size requirements

Company to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns April 29, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says amount would fill 15 tractor trailers; move will cost more than $2.5 million

Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates April 28, 2015

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving April 27, 2015

New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds April 27, 2015

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat April 24, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping April 24, 2015

To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC April 22, 2015

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds April 22, 2015

Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak April 21, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study April 20, 2015

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders April 17, 2015

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study April 16, 2015

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes April 16, 2015

But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC April 14, 2015

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says April 14, 2015

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent April 14, 2015

Suggestions for safer use

U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC' April 13, 2015

Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks

The Inside Dish on Barbecue Safety April 12, 2015

Watching out for spoilage is critical, expert says

Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings April 10, 2015

CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods

Smartphones Could Be Early Warning System for Earthquakes April 10, 2015

Technology could detect problems and alert people in developing countries

Health Tip: Enjoy Nature, But Beware of Wildlife April 09, 2015

Never offer food

Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine April 08, 2015

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls April 07, 2015

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers safety tips

Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study April 06, 2015

Researchers believe thousands of fatalities could be avoided each year

Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries April 03, 2015

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients April 02, 2015

Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report

Health Tip: Heading to the Beach? April 01, 2015

Brush up on swimming safety

Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn March 31, 2015

Risk of foodborne illness is much greater without pasteurization

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

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