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Should Parents Who Break School Drop-Off Rules Be Banned from the Parking Lot?

A new, national poll finds many parents worry that school traffic is a danger for kids.

Gas Appliances Can Be a Source of Hazardous Chemicals in Your Home, Study Finds

Researchers analyze gas samples taken from 69 stoves and find dozens of hazardous pollutants, including one known carcinogen.

Injuries from Fireworks on the Rise

The number of Americans injured by fireworks jumped 25% over the past 15 years.

HealthDay Now: After A Sweeping Review, CDC Looks to Rebuild Public Trust

As the evaluation of the CDC’s internal workings wraps up and the agency looks to modernize, HealthDay’s Mabel Jong will be joined by Kyle McGowan, former chief of staff at the CDC, and Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan’s chief medical executive, to discuss what was learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the agency plans to move forward.

HealthDay Now: Experts Discuss How the CDC Can Learn From COVID-19

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong is joined by Kyle McGowan, former chief of staff at the CDC, and Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan’s chief medical executive, to discuss how the CDC can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and improve their systems in the future.

Calling a Food 'Light' in Calories May Backfire

A new study finds people eat more when a meal is labeled ‘light’ as opposed to ‘filling’.

How to Keep Your Family Safe and Warm During a Winter Power Outage

Important tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on staying safe when a winter storm wipes out your power.

Does ‘Baby Talk’ Really Help Your Baby Learn to Speak?

Baby talk may be a key component in helping babies form words, researchers say.

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19 Aug
Breakthrough Might Break Down PFAS 'Forever Chemicals'

Breakthrough Might Break Down PFAS 'Forever Chemicals'

PFAS compounds are known as “forever chemicals” because they degrade slowly in the environment and accumulate in the body, potentially harming human and animal health.

Bacteria...

17 Aug
CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to respond quickly enough during the COVID-19 pandemic and needs an major overhaul, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.

With her rebuke, she sketched out a plan to prioritize action on public health ne...

15 Aug
U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna's Omicron-Targeted COVID Vaccine

U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna's Omicron-Targeted COVID Vaccine

A COVID-19 booster that's targeted to the Omicron variant will be available soon — and it's already been approved ...

15 Aug
Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

Heat, Smoke & the Heart: Wildfires Cause Cardiac Crises

While most people know that breathing in wildfire smoke isn’t good for respiratory health, they may not know th...

15 Aug
COVID Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women: Study

COVID Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women: Study

The most popular COVID-19 vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy, a large, new Canadian study has concluded.

About 4% of pregnant women given an

12 Aug
Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

State and local health officials have detected the poliovirus in New York City's wastewater, a finding that indicates the virus has spread widely since first being discovered in the wastewater of a...

12 Aug
Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

Wind Can Uproot Kids' Bouncy Castles, With Tragic Results

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses are big, colorful, cheap to rent and practically scream "childhood fun." So, what could possibly go wrong?

It turns out plenty. For one thing, the air-filled party staples are vulnerabl...

12 Aug
Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen, FDA Says

Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen, FDA Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The popular diabetes drug Januvia may contain traces of a probable carcinogen, but patients should keep using the medication because it could be dangerous to stop taking it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week. <...

11 Aug
E 8/11 3PM -- CDC Eases COVID Social Distancing Guidance

E 8/11 3PM -- CDC Eases COVID Social Distancing Guidance

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it has loosened its COVID-19 social distancing recommendations as the American public learns to live with the virus in its midst.

“We’re i...

10 Aug
U.S.-Russia Nuclear War Could Leave 5 Billion Dead Due to Famine

U.S.-Russia Nuclear War Could Leave 5 Billion Dead Due to Famine

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Even a "small" nuclear war, far short of a global conflict, could kill much of the world's population due to starvation, a new study projects.

Any nuclear war would have obviously devastating effects in the pla...

09 Aug
B 8/10 -- FDA Warns Amazon, Other Vendors About Sale of Skin Tag Removal Products

B 8/10 -- FDA Warns Amazon, Other Vendors About Sale of Skin Tag Removal Products

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued

05 Aug
New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – New Yorkers who aren't vaccinated for polio should get their shots, state public health officials warned Thursday after the virus was found in seven wastew...

04 Aug
U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

The Biden Administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public heal...

04 Aug
Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Splash pads -- those shallow pools of wet, cooling summertime fun for kids -- can also be sources of nasty gastro infections for youngsters who swallow water during their play.

That's the take-home lesson from...

04 Aug
B 8/9 -- When Pot Made Legal, Poisonings From Synthetic Pot Decline

B 8/9 -- When Pot Made Legal, Poisonings From Synthetic Pot Decline

People appear less likely to turn to dangerous synthetic pot products in U.S. states where marijuana has been legalized, a new Washington State University study finds.

Researchers disco...

04 Aug
CDC Set to Ease COVID Guidance, Including for Schools

CDC Set to Ease COVID Guidance, Including for Schools

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Americans could see an easing of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations as soon as this week.

Updated guidance expected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would change

02 Aug
Rising Number of Americans Think It's OK to Harass Public Health Officials

Rising Number of Americans Think It's OK to Harass Public Health Officials

U.S. health officials are in the crosshairs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, facing threats and harassment from the public they serve.

And a growing percentage of U.S. adults are fine with that, according to a

02 Aug
New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

The White House announced Tuesday that Robert Fenton Jr., a regional administrator with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has been named the country's new monkeypox coordinator.

The n...

29 Jul
San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

Both San Francisco and New York state declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, as they struggle to gain access to more resources to help contain the spread of the virus.

Abou...

28 Jul
US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Amid public concerns about a slow government response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday signed off on the distribution of another 800,000 doses of vaccine to stem the outbreak.

The additional shots of the

28 Jul
Rare, Deadly Bacterial Illness Is Now in United States, CDC Warns

Rare, Deadly Bacterial Illness Is Now in United States, CDC Warns

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A bacteria that causes a rare but serious disease has been discovered in soil and water samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi after two people who live near each other fell ill.

In a

28 Jul
Face Shields No Match for COVID Spread

Face Shields No Match for COVID Spread

Clear shields that cover in front of the face have been a fairly frequent sight since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

They're worn with or without a mask on the nose and mouth.

Though these

26 Jul
Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

As monkeypox continues to spread, with nearly 3,500 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the outbreak a public health emer...

25 Jul
WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

Monkeypox, which has now spread to 75 countries and sickened at least 16,000 people, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The decl...

22 Jul
Salmonella Linked to Pet Turtles Has Hospitalized 5, CDC Says

Salmonella Linked to Pet Turtles Has Hospitalized 5, CDC Says

Tiny turtles are the cause of a multistate outbreak of salmonella that has led to five hospitalizations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

The agency has linked an

22 Jul
Heatwave Alert: Stay Safe in Searing Temps

Heatwave Alert: Stay Safe in Searing Temps

As blistering temperatures blanket much of the country, more people are at risk

22 Jul
3 Key Changes Could Make Roads Safer for Older Pedestrians

3 Key Changes Could Make Roads Safer for Older Pedestrians

Better lighting and other changes to street crossings could improve pedestrian safety for seniors -- the age group most likely to be killed by oncoming vehicles.

Researchers pored over four years of Oregon crash data for locations considered dangerous for walkers age 65 ...

21 Jul
Biden Administration Announces New Division to Deal With Pandemics

Biden Administration Announces New Division to Deal With Pandemics

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will create a new division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) focused solely on coordinating responses to pandemic threats and other health emergencies.

The office of the existing Assistant Secre...

20 Jul
U.S. Hospitals Are Getting Safer for Patients, Study Finds

U.S. Hospitals Are Getting Safer for Patients, Study Finds

U.S. hospitals became much safer places for patients over the past decade, with medical errors and adverse events declining significantly across the nation, federal government data show.

Between 2010 and 2019, patient safety dramatically improved among the four types of ...

19 Jul
Which Americans Are Most (and Least) Prepared for Disasters?

Which Americans Are Most (and Least) Prepared for Disasters?

When hurricanes, floods and fires hit, everyone can struggle to respond and cope, but new research suggests that women, people with kids under 18, renters, the poor, and Black and Asian Americans are the most vulnerable to weather disasters.

These groups need special he...

19 Jul
Paintball Guns Are Being Used to Harm - And Blinding Victims

Paintball Guns Are Being Used to Harm - And Blinding Victims

When a paintball bursts out of a CO2-powered gun, it can travel nearly 300 feet per second.

Pointed in the direction of a face, that paintball - meant to be used in certain jobs or for entertainment while wearing protective gear - can cause devastating

18 Jul
U.S. Extends COVID Public Health Emergency Another 3 Months

U.S. Extends COVID Public Health Emergency Another 3 Months

As the latest Omicron subvariant fuels climbing case counts in the United States, the Biden administration has extended the country's public health emergency status through mid-October.

16 Jul
Stay Safe in Summer's Sizzle

Stay Safe in Summer's Sizzle

Temperatures are skyrocketing across the United States, as the high sky sun bakes everyone who ventures out for some summer fun.

Unfortunately, these record high temperatures increase your risk of experiencing

15 Jul
As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

With monkeypox cases continuing to climb in the United States, federal health officials said Friday they have ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine and boosted national testing capacity to respond to the outbreak.

The news comes not a moment too soon, as...

14 Jul
Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

As monkeypox cases continue to climb worldwide, demands for vaccines to combat the virus are crashing the vaccine appointment system in New York City.

The city of over 8 million people has been running out of supplies almost as soon as they arrive, the Associated Pr...

12 Jul
COVID Pandemic Slowed Progress Against Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

COVID Pandemic Slowed Progress Against Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

The COVID pandemic has eaten into the progress made against drug-resistant infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency reported that hospital-related infections and deaths grew by 15% during the pandemic's first year, 2019 to ...

12 Jul
Abortion Bans Could Put Lives of Cancer Patients in Jeopardy

Abortion Bans Could Put Lives of Cancer Patients in Jeopardy

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will limit cancer treatment options for pregnant women and put lives needlessly at risk, America's leading cancer societies warn.

About one in every 1,000 women who are pregnant will wind up being

12 Jul
Weed Killer Glyphosate Found in Most Americans' Urine

Weed Killer Glyphosate Found in Most Americans' Urine

More than 80% of Americans have a widely used herbicide lurking in their urine, a new government study suggests.

The chemical, known as glyphosate, is "probably carcinogenic to humans," the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has

08 Jul
Bumble Bee Clams Recalled Due to PFAS Chemical

Bumble Bee Clams Recalled Due to PFAS Chemical

Bumble Bee Foods is recalling some canned, smoked clams because they contain high levels of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The

08 Jul
WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

More than 6,000 monkeypox cases in 59 countries have surfaced since the outbreak began in May, the World Health Organization confirmed Thursday.

The United Nation's health agency

07 Jul
Why COVID Spread So Fast in California's Prisons

Why COVID Spread So Fast in California's Prisons

An array of problems, including overcrowding, led to a surge of COVID-19 cases in California prisons in 2020-2021, a new report details.

Preventing outbreaks in the future will require a comprehensive list of fixes, from reducing overcrowding in the state's 34 adult pri...

06 Jul
Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus' expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

Computer models estimate that vaccines prevented 235,000 COVID deaths...

01 Jul
Gas Used in Homes Has Links to Cancer; Leaks Often Undetected

Gas Used in Homes Has Links to Cancer; Leaks Often Undetected

The natural gas being piped into your home contains a wide array of toxic chemicals, including nearly two dozen so harmful they're classified as hazardous air pollutants, a new study says.

Natural gas samples taken from 69 Boston-area cooking stoves were found to contain...

01 Jul
Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating. And

01 Jul
U.S. Fireworks Injuries Are on the Rise

U.S. Fireworks Injuries Are on the Rise

Fourth of July celebrations often include festive picnics and dazzling fireworks, but these holiday pyrotechnics are causing a growing number of injuries and deaths.

Fireworks-related injuries and deaths in the United States have climbed by about 25% over the past 15 yea...

01 Jul
Tests Find Salmonella in Third of Store-Bought Ground Chicken

Tests Find Salmonella in Third of Store-Bought Ground Chicken

Nearly one-third of ground chicken may contain dangerous salmonella, a new Consumer Reports investigation shows.

Based on its findings, the group called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which regulates the nation's meat supply, to redouble its efforts to pro...

29 Jun
Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Neck floats marketed for babies to use in water can lead to serious injury or death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this week.

The inflatable plastic rings are especially dangerous for infants who have developmental delays or special needs, such as those wi...

29 Jun
Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

A strain of the superbug MRSA has emerged in pigs that is highly resistant to antibiotics and a growing cause of human infections.

University of Cambridge researchers said this particular strain of

27 Jun
WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

The spread of monkeypox should be closely monitored, the World Health Organization said...

25 Jun
Live in a Wildfire Zone? Be Prepared

Live in a Wildfire Zone? Be Prepared

More Americans now live in wildfire zones as wildfire seasons have become longer, with hotter, faster-moving fires.

If you're one of those who live in a location threatened by wildfires, it's important to be ...

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