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Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report December 18, 2014

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola December 17, 2014

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Health Tip: Pack Essentials for Outdoor Exercise December 16, 2014

Here's what to bring

Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays December 16, 2014

Clean up quickly after a party

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say December 16, 2014

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

Health Tip: Be Aware of Icy Spots December 15, 2014

And reduce your risk of falling

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports December 12, 2014

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Cutting Docs-in-Training Hours Hasn't Improved Patient Care: Studies December 09, 2014

Some experts suggest certain restrictions on hours should be repealed

Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study December 09, 2014

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

Health Tip: Stay Safe With a Space Heater December 09, 2014

Make sure experts have tested your model

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study December 08, 2014

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report December 08, 2014

New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

Use Your Space Heater Safely December 07, 2014

Misuse leads to emergency treatment for 6,000 Americans a year

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC December 04, 2014

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers December 02, 2014

'We must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States'

Health Tip: Be a Safe Patient December 02, 2014

Tell your doctor when something's unclear

'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids December 01, 2014

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC December 01, 2014

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

Health Tip: Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire December 01, 2014

Consider a fire-retardant artificial tree

Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns November 27, 2014

Expert offers tips on using these devices safely

Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows November 24, 2014

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's November 19, 2014

Limit access to areas that could pose danger

Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital November 17, 2014

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

Doctor With Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatment November 16, 2014

He became infected in West Africa; will be cared for at specialized Nebraska hospital

Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment November 14, 2014

He became infected in West Africa; to arrive at specialized Nebraska hospital on Saturday

Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters November 13, 2014

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says November 13, 2014

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin November 13, 2014

They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows November 12, 2014

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans November 12, 2014

One type has never been detected before, the other is a surprise because it was phased out of kids' pajamas

With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match November 12, 2014

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious' November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds November 07, 2014

New HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals some easing of anxiety, although misconceptions remain

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds November 06, 2014

New research suggests gastric bypass as safe as appendix or gallbladder removal

NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports November 06, 2014

Officials expect doctor, who became infected while working in West Africa, will be released soon

'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S. November 04, 2014

Cases of Chagas disease in Texas may be underestimated, researchers say

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix November 04, 2014

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery November 03, 2014

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement November 03, 2014

Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat October 31, 2014

Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma October 30, 2014

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak October 30, 2014

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes October 30, 2014

Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO October 29, 2014

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists October 29, 2014

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development October 29, 2014

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

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