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Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel April 28, 2017

Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27, 2017

Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say

Some Surprising Sources of Germs April 25, 2017

You probably use these items every day

Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime April 21, 2017

Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood

At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street? April 21, 2017

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes? April 21, 2017

Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat April 18, 2017

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22 April 17, 2017

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun April 15, 2017

Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites

'Better Health' Argument Won't Always Work to Pass Soda Taxes April 14, 2017

Philadelphia example shows that revenue generation can be more convincing to lawmakers

Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin April 13, 2017

Bug expert offers tips on protecting yourself from these tiny bloodsuckers

More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead April 13, 2017

Western U.S. is one of the highest-risk regions in the world, researchers say

Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study April 12, 2017

Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning April 09, 2017

Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution April 07, 2017

Environmental health expert gives advice on ways to avoid exposure to pollutants

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart April 03, 2017

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs March 31, 2017

Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016 March 30, 2017

Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools March 27, 2017

Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought March 24, 2017

Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study March 23, 2017

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps March 15, 2017

Researchers find one tropical type that climbs its way to freedom

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement? March 02, 2017

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices … February 22, 2017

… if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety February 21, 2017

Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home February 20, 2017

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead February 17, 2017

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals February 16, 2017

Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions February 11, 2017

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling January 30, 2017

Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products January 27, 2017

Always read labels

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals January 25, 2017

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu January 21, 2017

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought January 16, 2017

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

Debunking Winter Weather Myths January 16, 2017

For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study January 13, 2017

In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulate

Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics January 12, 2017

It's important to make sure feet stay as dry as possible, especially between the toes

Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon January 12, 2017

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children January 09, 2017

Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes January 09, 2017

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal January 07, 2017

The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath January 04, 2017

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

FDA to Weigh Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarettes January 03, 2017

Agency announces 2-day meeting on the safety risks of the lithium batteries that power the devices

How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside January 01, 2017

All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First December 30, 2016

Be prepared for heat loss, sun glare and shorter days, hiking group advises

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study December 28, 2016

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid December 27, 2016

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

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