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CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant WomenFebruary 12, 2016

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in BrazilFebruary 11, 2016

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and MicrocephalyFebruary 11, 2016

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in ChinaFebruary 10, 2016

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be DeadlyFebruary 09, 2016

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked MicrocephalyFebruary 09, 2016

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?February 08, 2016

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika VirusFebruary 08, 2016

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: ResearchFebruary 05, 2016

Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex PartnersFebruary 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood SupplyFebruary 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Products: CDCFebruary 03, 2016

Consumers shouldn't eat certain Organic Shake & Meal Replacement foods

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

U.S. Gun-Related Murder Rate 25 Times Higher Than Other NationsFebruary 02, 2016

Americans face 10-fold greater risk of dying by firearm violence, study finds

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than ShelterFebruary 01, 2016

Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the BathroomFebruary 01, 2016

Suggestions to avoid injury

Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-CigarettesJanuary 29, 2016

Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic ClayJanuary 29, 2016

Agency tells users of Bentonite Me Baby to stop using product, get checked by their doctor

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun RatesJanuary 28, 2016

Reducing firearms might cut killings by family members, researchers suggest

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDCJanuary 28, 2016

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice PayoutsJanuary 27, 2016

Study ties physicians' future claims risk to past claims experience, specialty, sex and age

Melanoma Strikes Earlier If Indoor Tanning Begins in Teens: StudyJanuary 27, 2016

Findings support ban on tanning beds, researcher says

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths GloballyJanuary 25, 2016

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out SafelyJanuary 22, 2016

Try footwear with good traction and walking carefully with low center of gravity, expert suggests

Health Tip: Is Your Heating System Ready for Winter?January 22, 2016

Inspect it regularly

Majority of Americans Supports 'Smart' Guns, Survey RevealsJanuary 21, 2016

Finding counters claims there is no market for childproof weapons, researchers say

Take Care in the Bitter ColdJanuary 19, 2016

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

U.S. Ban on Gun Research Continues Despite Deadly ShootingsJanuary 18, 2016

Crucial questions about firearms safety, training and injuries remain unanswered, experts say

HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: StudyJanuary 12, 2016

Prepackaged stool samples used to combat stubborn C. difficile infections

Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: StudyJanuary 08, 2016

Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

Health Tip: Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?January 06, 2016

Signs the child may be able to stay alone

Hitting the Slopes? Here's How to Have Fun and Stay SafeJanuary 01, 2016

A helmet, properly fitted boots and warm gloves are essentials for skiers and snowboarders, experts advise

Researchers ID Areas of Western U.S. With Risk of PlagueDecember 31, 2015

Regions in California, Colorado and New Mexico most affected, study reports

Drinking Water Pipes Full of 'Good' BacteriaDecember 30, 2015

Swedish researchers say this natural biofilm helps keep drinking water clean

Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, PetsDecember 25, 2015

Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettias should be placed out of reach, expert advises

Holiday Safety for Your Furry FriendsDecember 25, 2015

Vet says keep an eye on what dogs and cats eat during festive season

How to Prevent Home Cooking FiresDecember 25, 2015

Unattended cooking equipment the leading cause of kitchen fires, research shows

Don't Forget Fire Safety This Holiday SeasonDecember 24, 2015

Three safety organizations offer advice on preventing trouble

Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella ThreatDecember 23, 2015

Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

FDA Lifts 30-Year Ban on Blood Donations by Gay MenDecember 21, 2015

Studies from other countries show policy won't compromise blood supply, health officials say

How to Clear Snow Without Getting HurtDecember 13, 2015

More than 203,000 Americans required treatment for injuries suffered while shoveling snow last year

Hanging Holiday Lights Holds Hidden Danger, Surgeon WarnsDecember 11, 2015

Slips and falls from ladders can result in serious foot and ankle injuries

Not Enough Needle Exchange Programs Outside Cities: StudyDecember 10, 2015

Half of all injection drug users live in rural, suburban areas

Health Tip: Take Precautions With Your Holiday TreeDecember 10, 2015

And help protect children

Health Tip: Create a Fire Escape PlanDecember 09, 2015

Make sure the entire family is informed

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