February 28, 2014: Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study
Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

February 12, 2014: 1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study
International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem

November 26, 2013: Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

August 07, 2013: China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person
Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

July 01, 2013: Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study
With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

June 06, 2013: Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies
But strains scientists conjure up in the lab are unlikely to occur in nature, one expert says

April 30, 2013: Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study
Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

March 20, 2013: Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study
Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

February 25, 2013: Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study
Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

February 20, 2013: Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors
British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

February 19, 2013: Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study
But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

December 17, 2012: Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
Pediatricians, others oppose U.N. proposal

December 03, 2012: Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study
But protective effect faded after a year in large study of 'serodiscordant' partners

October 26, 2012: Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season
No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

June 26, 2012: Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study
Scientists now estimate 2009 toll was 15 times higher, with majority of fatalities in Africa and southeast Asia

April 24, 2012: Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide
But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

April 04, 2012: Better Safeguards Needed for Imported Food, Drugs: Report
U.S. needs to bolster safety systems in developing countries, prevent fraud, Institute of Medicine says

March 07, 2012: Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study
But misoprostol does have side effects, large study found

February 23, 2012: 'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly
Millions may have had virus without noticing it, researchers find

December 19, 2011: Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun
Tanning bed use also declines with use of sunless tanning products, study says

October 12, 2011: Rising Global Smoking Rates Could Add Millions of TB Deaths
Even a small drop in smoking rates could prevent many from dying from the infectious lung disease, researchers say

August 18, 2011: Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC
Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

July 29, 2011: Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates
European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

July 26, 2011: Depression Higher in Wealthier Nations
Study finds rates above 30% in U.S., France, the Netherlands