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Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates November 24, 2015

Increased cost of building them is offset by decreases in additional medical care, research shows

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say November 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

Play it Safe Cooking the Thanksgiving Feast November 24, 2015

Risk of fire, burns high during the holiday, expert warns

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study November 23, 2015

Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule November 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion November 20, 2015

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth November 19, 2015

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

FDA Finalizes New Food Safety Rules November 13, 2015

Farms, importers will be responsible for preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds November 13, 2015

Doorways are designed to keep air sterile, but repeated openings may let germs in during surgery

Kitchen Utensils Can Spread Bacteria, Study Finds November 13, 2015

Expert advises washing knives, peelers between each use on different types of produce

Swiss Report Highlights Danger of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis November 11, 2015

Cases where the infection isn't thwarted by existing antibiotics are surfacing, researcher says

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study November 11, 2015

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

Jury Still Out on Silicone Breast Implant Safety November 09, 2015

Latest analysis finds inconclusive evidence for any link to health risks

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds November 09, 2015

Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

Smoggy Days Linked to Most Severe Type of Heart Attack November 09, 2015

Heart patients should take precautions when pollution is high, study suggests

Each 1-Day Delay in Hospitalization Ups Risk of Ebola Death November 06, 2015

Researchers analyzed nearly 1,000 cases reported over four decades

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World November 05, 2015

Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks the Most Deadly: CDC November 03, 2015

Food industry must do more to curb widespread health threats, experts say

Calorie Counts on Menus May Prompt Healthier Offerings November 03, 2015

Study found chain restaurants that used them tended to offer more lower-calorie choices

Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schools October 30, 2015

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats October 30, 2015

Suggestions for a healthier holiday

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Trick-or-Treating October 29, 2015

Halloween safety precautions

Keep Kids Safe This Halloween October 29, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

Truckers' Fatigue, Cellphones Boost Their Crash Risk: Study October 26, 2015

Researchers also found that troubling blood pressure readings increased odds of an accident

Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says October 26, 2015

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study October 26, 2015

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds October 23, 2015

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Safety October 23, 2015

A child should never fear confiding in you

Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds October 22, 2015

Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier October 21, 2015

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study October 20, 2015

Storage duration didn't influence complications, death rate

Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy October 20, 2015

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study October 19, 2015

Higher death rates apparent even with equivalent medical care

Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients October 16, 2015

Study warns of thousands more deaths if bacteria grow stronger

Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year October 15, 2015

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year October 14, 2015

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study October 14, 2015

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

Small Hospitals Seeing More Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infections October 14, 2015

Study suggests these tougher germs aren't limited to large medical centers

Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds October 14, 2015

When not refrigerated, bacteria can grow quickly around dipping stick, researcher explains

Plight of NFL Player Stricken by MRSA Germ 'Extremely Unusual' October 14, 2015

Infections by the 'superbug' down significantly in recent years, CDC says

Churches a Good Place for HIV Testing, Treatment in Africa October 14, 2015

Study found pregnant women in sub-Saharan nations were 11 times more likely to get help in faith-based centers

Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study October 12, 2015

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely October 12, 2015

Always use restraints

Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice October 09, 2015

Take special care when using ladders, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says

Bike Helmets Protect Against Severe Brain Injury, Study Says October 08, 2015

Researchers call for stricter laws

Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe? October 08, 2015

Make sure it's up to date

Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds October 07, 2015

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak October 07, 2015

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

New Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat, CDC Says October 05, 2015

Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers

Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips October 04, 2015

Most devices aren't used properly