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As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare August 28, 2015

People should have emergency communication plan in place, stock up on essential supplies

Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine August 24, 2015

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

One-Third of Mass Shootings Worldwide Occur in U.S. August 24, 2015

Study shows link between prevalence of gun ownership and number of public massacres

Mandatory Life Jacket Laws Could Reduce Boating Deaths August 21, 2015

Regulation would also result in fewer people dying from drowning, researchers say

Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study Says August 21, 2015

Strongest link between temperatures and heat-related hospital visits is among 18- to 64-year-olds, not seniors

Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows August 21, 2015

And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over August 20, 2015

Health officials pinpoint source of bacteria that sickened 124, killed 12

Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety August 19, 2015

2 researchers decry heavy use of weedkillers; manufacturer says no threat exists

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries August 17, 2015

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

Searing Heat, High Humidity a Threat to Your Health August 17, 2015

For starters, drink plenty of cool fluids, and avoid the midday sun if you can

Coping Tips for Summer Weather Hazards August 14, 2015

Threats include excessive heat, violent storms and wildfires, CDC warns

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey August 11, 2015

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

12 Deaths Now Reported in NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak August 11, 2015

City health officials also said Monday that the number of cases has reached 113

What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms? August 10, 2015

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips August 10, 2015

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say August 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers August 03, 2015

Experts had assumed that soil would help to filter human waste

Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids August 03, 2015

Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study July 27, 2015

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes July 24, 2015

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

Health Tip: Test Your Home for Radon July 24, 2015

Deadly gas can trigger lung cancer

Health Tip: Start a Grill Fire Safely July 22, 2015

Use only approved lighter fluid

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice July 21, 2015

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

Health Tip: Stay Safe During a Lightning Storm July 17, 2015

Even indoors, you should stay off a corded phone

Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List July 16, 2015

Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study July 15, 2015

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around July 15, 2015

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Health Tip: Make Sure Children Use ATVs Safely July 14, 2015

Protective gear and training are essential

Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors July 14, 2015

Previous animal research has shown link between chemical and fatal neurological disease

Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly July 12, 2015

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips July 11, 2015

Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

Health Tip: Prevent Boating Accidents July 10, 2015

Keep children safer with a life jacket

Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products July 09, 2015

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness July 09, 2015

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report July 08, 2015

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions July 06, 2015

Scientists track carriers of dengue and chikungunya infection

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows July 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors July 03, 2015

Always make sure they're supervised

Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes July 02, 2015

If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July July 01, 2015

More than 40 percent of people will be away, but drive continues over holiday weekend

Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety June 30, 2015

And help prevent injury

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study June 30, 2015

Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms June 29, 2015

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says June 27, 2015

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

Health Tip: Swimming Safely June 26, 2015

Make sure pool is enclosed

Labels on Edible Medical Marijuana Products Often Misleading: Study June 23, 2015

Sixty percent contained less active ingredient than label said, while 25 percent had more

Combination of 'Safe' Chemicals May Be Causing Some Cancers June 23, 2015

Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic

Health Tip: Child-Proof Your Home June 23, 2015

Suggestions to keep little visitors safer

Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts June 23, 2015

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

Health Tip: Competing in Marathon Races June 22, 2015

Suggestions to help you stay well

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