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Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips October 04, 2015

Most devices aren't used properly

More Than 670 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak September 30, 2015

Three deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

How to Dispose of Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs September 25, 2015

Stashing them in a cabinet is unwise; old medications can become ineffective or unsafe

Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report September 24, 2015

Finding highlights challenges of 'unequal epidemic,' researcher says

Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Campfire September 22, 2015

Make sure it's well-contained

Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers September 21, 2015

Risk of poor road control doubled after one drink if driver's focus was disturbed, study found

Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States September 21, 2015

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report

Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms September 21, 2015

But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate September 18, 2015

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

Global Impact of Tropical Disease Leptospirosis Underestimated: Study September 17, 2015

The illness infects 1 million a year, kills nearly 59,000, researchers report

Antidepressant Paxil Isn't Safe for Teens, New Analysis Says September 17, 2015

Review of study data contradicts findings reported in 2001

Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers September 15, 2015

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study September 14, 2015

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn September 11, 2015

Clinics selling treatments that are unproven, researcher says

FDA Acts to Make Food Safer in Wake of Outbreaks September 10, 2015

New rules focus on cleanliness of manufacturing facilities

2nd Death Reported in Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak September 10, 2015

Tainted cucumbers also linked to 341 illnesses in 30 states, CDC officials report

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study September 09, 2015

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking, Study Suggests September 08, 2015

Surveys of teens, young adults detect correlation

When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall Behind September 08, 2015

Added sleep loss raises concerns about safety, researchers say

New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots September 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S. September 03, 2015

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds September 03, 2015

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report September 02, 2015

British study is first to assess international impact of smokeless tobacco on adults

Two Large U.S. Aquifers Tainted With Natural Uranium: Study September 02, 2015

Farm-related pollution 'mobilizes' the element, helping it enter groundwater

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries September 01, 2015

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School August 31, 2015

Make sure they follow safety rules

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