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16 May

Long-term Exposure to Wildfires Increases Cancer Risk, Study Finds

People who live near wildfires face higher risk for lung cancer and brain tumors, researchers say.

07 Feb

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’.

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30 Jun
Safer Roadways Could Save 540,000 Lives a Year Worldwide

Safer Roadways Could Save 540,000 Lives a Year Worldwide

Traffic accidents kill about 1.35 million people around the world each year.

As the United Nations convenes a meeting on global road safety, new research suggests that if nations focused on key safety measures, about 540,000 lives a year could be saved.

"The death ...

30 Jun
Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many Parents Ignore Fireworks Safety

Many U.S. parents don't take proper precautions to protect their children from fireworks-related burns and injuries, claims a new survey released just ahead of the Fourth of July.

14 Jun
Kids Can Suffer Severe Injuries at Trampoline Parks

Kids Can Suffer Severe Injuries at Trampoline Parks

Bouncing on a trampoline is always risky, but kids are more likely to suffer serious injuries at a trampoline center than at home, according to researchers who are calling for mandatory safety standards at the centers.

U.S. emergency departments treat nearly 100,000 chil...

03 Jun
Feds Warn of Bedrails That Can Entrap; 3 Deaths Reported

Feds Warn of Bedrails That Can Entrap; 3 Deaths Reported

At least three elderly Americans suffocated after getting trapped in Mobility Transfer Systems adult portable bedrails, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says anyone who has the rails should stop using them immediately.

The

23 May
1 Dirty Pool, Many Cases of E. Coli: Summer's Swimming Danger

1 Dirty Pool, Many Cases of E. Coli: Summer's Swimming Danger

As the weather warms and families flock to pools, dirty water may dampen the fun.

Swimmers at a Pennsylvania community pool learned that the hard way when in June 2021 more than a dozen kids were seriously sickened by two types of bacteria,

20 May
Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

Evidence continues to mount that a specific strain of adenovirus could be implicated in a wave of American children who've developed acute hepatitis of unknown origin, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday.

"The evidence is accumulating th...

19 May
U.S. Pedestrians Dying at Highest Rate in 40 Years

U.S. Pedestrians Dying at Highest Rate in 40 Years

U.S. pedestrian deaths in 2021 were the highest in four decades, with an average of 20 deaths every day, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

An estimated 7,485 pedestrians were killed in 2021, which was 12% more than in 2020, preliminary data show.

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16 May
COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

Narcissists' belief that it's 'all about them' can make them less likely to wear a mask or get vaccinated during the pandemic, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,100 U.S. adults in March 2021. They were asked about their mask use and vaccination...

22 Apr
Experts Weigh in on CDC's New Forecasting Center for Infectious Diseases

Experts Weigh in on CDC's New Forecasting Center for Infectious Diseases

Back in December, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a detailed briefing to warn public health officials about an emerging COVID variant dubbed Omicron.

Officials were incredibly specific, said Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO of the National Association o...

03 Feb
Winter Storms Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger to Homes

Winter Storms Bring Carbon Monoxide Danger to Homes

With winter storms roaring through much of the United States this week, millions of Americans may face power outages that could put them at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fires as they try to keep warm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns.

When the p...

01 Feb
EPA to Restore Rule Limiting Mercury Pollution From Power Plants

EPA to Restore Rule Limiting Mercury Pollution From Power Plants

Enforcement of a rule limiting power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants will be resumed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

It's the latest move by the Biden administration to reinstate environmental protections lifted by th...

01 Feb
Young Americans Lost Almost 1.5 Million Years of Life to Opioids Between 2015 and 2019

Young Americans Lost Almost 1.5 Million Years of Life to Opioids Between 2015 and 2019

The U.S. drug epidemic continues its death march, with new research showing American teens and young adults have lost nearly 1.5 million years of life due to drug overdose deaths in recent years.

For

28 Jan
Watchdog Group Says HHS Not Ready to Battle Future Health Crises

Watchdog Group Says HHS Not Ready to Battle Future Health Crises

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is falling down on the job when it comes to dealing with numerous public health crises, a nonpartisan government watchdog said Thursday.

This includes its communications to the public and healthcare providers, coordinatin...

19 Jan
COVID Restrictions Eased in England

COVID Restrictions Eased in England

Numerous COVID restrictions will be dropped in England because government experts believe the Omicron variant "has now peaked nationally," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

As of Jan. 27, COVID-19 passes will no longer be needed to enter large-scale ev...

14 Jan
Worried About Omicron? Expert Offers Tips on Going Out Safely

Worried About Omicron? Expert Offers Tips on Going Out Safely

As the Omicron variant rages across the United States, an expert outlines how to reduce your risk of getting infected with COVID-19.

Be cautious when it comes to social activities and consider the amount of risk you're willing to accept in order to get together with othe...

10 Jan
New Worry: 'Flurona,' When COVID Meets the Flu

New Worry: 'Flurona,' When COVID Meets the Flu

It's a COVID phenomenon that had, until now, gone relatively unnoticed: You can be infected with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Thanks to the internet, it even has a name -- "flurona." And it will likely happen much more often this particular winter, as the flu s...

06 Jan
Members of Biden's Transition Team Call for New COVID Plan

Members of Biden's Transition Team Call for New COVID Plan

Former members of President Joe Biden's transition team are calling for a new long-term strategy that envisions a world in which humans learn to live with the new coronavirus.

Six former advisers published three opinion articles Thursday in the

05 Jan
Why It's a Bad Idea to Try to Get COVID

Why It's a Bad Idea to Try to Get COVID

COVID-19 infection isn't a game, and you shouldn't try to get it on purpose -- not even the supposedly "mild" Omicron variant of the virus.

It's a high-risk strategy for yourself, for public health and the economy, medical experts agreed.

“You'd be crazy to try t...

30 Dec
N95 Masks: A Must-Have With Omicron, But Fakes Abound

N95 Masks: A Must-Have With Omicron, But Fakes Abound

You're watching the Omicron variant race around the world and think it might be time to upgrade your mask to a gold-standard N95 or K-N95 model. A quick search on Google should find you one, right?

Not so fast, experts say.

According to Anne Miller, executive direc...

28 Dec
Flavored Vapes Still in Stores Despite Federal Ban

Flavored Vapes Still in Stores Despite Federal Ban

Kid-friendly flavored e-cigarettes are still widely available online and in stores, despite a federal judge's ruling that should have pulled the products off store shelves by early September, a new report shows.

The judge's ruling follows on U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

27 Dec
Early Strain of COVID-19 Spread Fast Because First Symptom Was Cough: Study

Early Strain of COVID-19 Spread Fast Because First Symptom Was Cough: Study

The COVID virus strain circulating in the United States during the pandemic's first wave spread so fast because it most often started with a cough, according to a new study.

It's likely that people with that strain -- D614G -- coughed and spread the virus before they wer...

27 Dec
How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

Lockdowns keep people home for a few weeks, but they lose their luster after a few months, claims a new study that comes as many countries consider a return to lockdowns to slow the renewed spread of

23 Dec
Formaldehyde in the Workplace Tied to Later Brain Issues

Formaldehyde in the Workplace Tied to Later Brain Issues

Long-term workplace exposure to formaldehyde may prompt thinking and memory problems later in life, new research suggests.

Formaldehyde is a gas used in making wood and chemical produ...

22 Dec
City Living Is Hotter With Urban 'Heat Penalty'

City Living Is Hotter With Urban 'Heat Penalty'

Summer can sizzle in the city, but a new report finds urban living is getting hotter than ever before.

The research shows

17 Dec
Biden Administration to Tackle Lead in Drinking Water

Biden Administration to Tackle Lead in Drinking Water

In an effort to further lower lead levels in drinking water, the Biden administration on Thursday announced $2.9 billion in infrastructure bill funds for lead pipe removal and tighter lead limits.

The new, tougher limits to be imposed by the Environmental Protection Agen...

16 Dec
CDC Panel Advises That Other Vaccines Be Preferred Over J&J Shot

CDC Panel Advises That Other Vaccines Be Preferred Over J&J Shot

Following continued reports of a rare but life-threatening clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a federal advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots be the preferred choices for Americans.

The

16 Dec
CDC Vaccine Panel to Again Weigh Safety of J&J COVID Shot

CDC Vaccine Panel to Again Weigh Safety of J&J COVID Shot

Following continued reports of a rare but life-threatening clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, a federal advisory panel will meet Thursday to once again weigh the safety of the shot.

The

15 Dec
Carbon Monoxide From Generators Can Be Silent Killer After Disasters

Carbon Monoxide From Generators Can Be Silent Killer After Disasters

The deadly tornadoes that devastated communities in multiple states this past weekend have destroyed many homes and left others without power.

But if people turn to generators to manage in the aftermath, they should use caution, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commissi...

10 Dec
Report Finds World Ill-Prepared for Next Pandemic

Report Finds World Ill-Prepared for Next Pandemic

The world isn't ready to prevent or deal with another pandemic because many nations aren't taking the necessary steps to prepare for what is likely an inevitable future scenario, a new report shows.

The Global Health Security (GHS) index -- an assessment of preparedness ...

03 Dec
Omicron May Overcome Prior COVID Infection

Omicron May Overcome Prior COVID Infection

People who've already had COVID-19 have a higher risk of reinfection with the Omicron coronavirus variant than with earlier variants, new research shows.

The South African scientists who reported the findings believe that vaccination will have the power to stop severe i...

19 Nov
Vials Found in Lab Contained Vaccine, not Smallpox Virus: CDC

Vials Found in Lab Contained Vaccine, not Smallpox Virus: CDC

There was no smallpox virus in frozen vials recently discovered at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Instead of the variola virus that causes smallpox, lab tests showed that the vials contained...

18 Nov
Vials With Smallpox Labels Found at Vaccine Lab in Pennsylvania: CDC

Vials With Smallpox Labels Found at Vaccine Lab in Pennsylvania: CDC

Several frozen vials that were labeled "smallpox" have been discovered in a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

There is no indication that anyone was exposed to what was in the vials, the agency noted.

...

17 Nov
CDC Investigating Case of Monkeypox in Traveler From Nigeria

CDC Investigating Case of Monkeypox in Traveler From Nigeria

A case of monkeypox in a traveler who returned to the United States from Nigeria is being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Maryland Department of Health.

The infected person is currently in isolation in Maryland.

Monkeypox is a rare but ...

15 Nov
9-Year-Old Becomes 10th Casualty of Astroworld's Crowd Surge

9-Year-Old Becomes 10th Casualty of Astroworld's Crowd Surge

A young boy who was injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston has become the 10th person to die from a huge crowd surge at the event.

Ezra Blount, 9, was trampled at the festival and had been placed in a medically induced coma in an attempt to deal with severe brain,...

11 Nov
WHO, CDC Warn of Measles Threat After 22 Million Infants Miss Shots During Pandemic

WHO, CDC Warn of Measles Threat After 22 Million Infants Miss Shots During Pandemic

The world faces an increased risk of a measles outbreak because 22 million infants did not get their measles shots last year due to the pandemic, the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday.

They said that 3 million ...

04 Nov
White House Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Large, Private U.S. Companies to Mandate Vaccines

White House Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Large, Private U.S. Companies to Mandate Vaccines

Large U.S. companies have until Jan. 4, 2022 to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration said Thursday.

Unvaccinated workers must undergo weekly testing under the plan that applies to businesses with 100 or more employees and...

28 Oct
One Attitude Keeps Many From COVID Vaccine, Study Shows

One Attitude Keeps Many From COVID Vaccine, Study Shows

Why do some people refuse to get vaccinated or wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19? The biggest driver of that decision is a belief that the virus poses no threat to them, a new international study suggests.

The researchers said their findings could help guide e...

27 Oct
Is Sheltering Under an Overpass Safe When Tornadoes Strike?

Is Sheltering Under an Overpass Safe When Tornadoes Strike?

You're driving down the highway when a tornado warning is issued over your car radio. Is it safe to follow widespread advice and seek shelter under an overpass?

While the U.S. National Weather Service warns that the wind from a tornado can accelerate as it flows under th...

25 Oct
Walmart Recalls Room Spray for Rare Bacteria That Sickened 4, Killing 2

Walmart Recalls Room Spray for Rare Bacteria That Sickened 4, Killing 2

Walmart has recalled an aromatic room spray sold nationwide after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the presence of a "rare and dangerous" bacteria in the spray that's linked to four illnesses, including two deaths.

The retailer sold about 3,...

18 Oct
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

Health officials say they are trying to track down the source of 10 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease within a one-mile radius in a Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood.

The patients range in age from 35 to 96. As of Saturday, one had died, two remained hospitalized and...

15 Oct
Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

In some heartening news on the vaccine front, two-thirds of American parents of children ages 5 to 11 plan to get their youngsters vaccinated when COVID-19 shots are approved for that age group, a new survey shows.

"While we're encouraged to see that a majority of parent...

13 Oct
Pandemic Saw Rise in Kids Swallowing Magnets, Tiny Batteries

Pandemic Saw Rise in Kids Swallowing Magnets, Tiny Batteries

More kids swallowed small magnets and batteries in 2020 compared to previous years -- a worrisome surge that dovetailed with pandemic stay-at-home orders.

An analysis of data from more than 100 U.S. hospitals found that the number of kids 17 and younger who were treated ...

09 Oct
Going Cordless With Window Blinds Could Save Your Child's Life

Going Cordless With Window Blinds Could Save Your Child's Life

Blinds and window coverings might seem harmless, but their cords can be deadly for young children and infants.

The best way to keep children from becoming entangled in these cords is to replace your blinds with cordless versions, advises the Consumer Products Safety Comm...

27 Sep
Murders Surged in U.S. in 2020

Murders Surged in U.S. in 2020

A record increase was seen in the number of murders in the United States in 2020, in the biggest one-year jump reported since federal officials began tracking homicides in 1960.

Figures showed 4,901 more murders committed in 2020 than in 2019. A total of roughly 21,500 p...

27 Sep
Delay in Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Cost Lives: Study

Delay in Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Cost Lives: Study

A specimen cup full of bloody urine.

Decaying feet that sport blackened, rotting toes -- some already amputated.

A pale boy with dark circles under his eyes, drawing breath through an oxygen mask.

Around 179,000 deaths in the United States might have been pre...

24 Sep
DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

A new DNA sensor can detect viruses and tell if they are infectious or not in minutes, a new study finds.

The sensor was developed by using DNA technology, and does not require the need to pretreat test samples. Researchers demonstrated this technique with the human aden...

21 Sep
Booster Dose of J&J COVID Vaccine Increases Immunity

Booster Dose of J&J COVID Vaccine Increases Immunity

Getting another shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substantially increased its protection, the company announced Tuesday.

According to the results of a new clinical trial, two doses of the vaccine boosts immunity to 94% from the 74% offered by a single dose, ...

16 Sep
How Effective Is Your Homemade Mask?

How Effective Is Your Homemade Mask?

If you're making your own face mask to protect against COVID-19, three layers of cotton towel fabric are best, researchers from India report.

That recommendation comes after testing how best to block cough droplets moving at different rates, from mild to severe.

"O...

08 Sep
Why Aren't COVID Vaccines Getting to People Globally?

Why Aren't COVID Vaccines Getting to People Globally?

The highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 has highlighted a fear shared by infectious disease experts worldwide: That increasingly dangerous mutations will continue to crop up until most people around the globe are vaccinated.

"There are going to be more varian...

08 Sep
Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures

Pet Dogs Can Alert Owners to Epileptic Seizures

Sit. Fetch. Stay.

Detect seizure.

Yes, you read that correctly.

While many dogs are adept at following basic instructions such as "sit" and "roll over" with some practice and the promise of a treat, new research shows dogs can detect seizures by scent up to a...

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