Get Healthy!

Results for search "Safety &, Public Health".

Health Videos - 5

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.

Health News Results - 1318

20 May
Senate OKs Bill to Overhaul Infant Formula Rules

Senate OKs Bill to Overhaul Infant Formula Rules

A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the way to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

The bill, which is meant to help families in the

19 May
U.S. Hospitals Are Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

U.S. Hospitals Are Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast dye injected into patients undergoing enhanced X-rays, CT scans and MRIs.

The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans r...

19 May
1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

Masks may not be required, but Americans should consider wearing one anyway if they live in an area where COVID-19 case numbers are high, federal health officials said Wednesday.

That advice currently applies to about one-third of Americans, all of whom now live in area...

19 May
Biden Invokes Defense Act to Boost Supply of Infant Formula

Biden Invokes Defense Act to Boost Supply of Infant Formula

Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense Production Act to get more of the precious product into American homes.

Under the new powers, the federal government can use commercial airc...

19 May
Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

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.

18 May
More Cases of Monkeypox Emerge in Portugal as Outbreak Widens

More Cases of Monkeypox Emerge in Portugal as Outbreak Widens

After four new cases of typically rare monkeypox infection were spotted in Britain earlier this week, the illness has now been confirmed in five young men in Portugal and 15 other suspected cases a...

18 May
Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

Workers in U.S. Southwest in Peril as Summer Temperatures Rise

It's getting hotter and hotter outside due to global warming and, as a result, outdoor workers in southwestern states are increasingly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.

Making matters worse, many of these workers may not realize their health is in jeopardy.

Thi...

17 May
Rare Cases of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Britain

Rare Cases of Monkeypox Diagnosed in Britain

Four men in England have been infected with a "rare and unusual" monkeypox virus.

Investigators from the United Kingdom's Health Security Agency are investigating the cases and whether there ...

17 May
Dogs Accurately Sniff Out COVID-19 at Airports

Dogs Accurately Sniff Out COVID-19 at Airports

Dogs' ultra-sensitive noses can detect illegal drugs and even cancer, and a new study suggests they may also be able to sniff out COVID-19 in airline passengers.

Not only that, these trained canines can do so with an accuracy comparable to a PCR nose and throat swab test...

16 May
Pfizer COVID Vaccine Saved 110,000 American Lives: Study

Pfizer COVID Vaccine Saved 110,000 American Lives: Study

As the United States mourns one million deaths from COVID-19, a new study indicates the grim tally could have been worse. Use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine prevented more than 110,000 deaths and 690,000 hospitalizations in the United States in 2021, researchers repo...

14 May
Warm Water Danger: What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Warm Water Danger: What to Know About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

If heading back into the water this summer has you concerned about flesh-eating bacteria, an expert offers some advice.

"Flesh-eating bacteria refers to an infection ...

11 May
Leftover Opioids After Surgery? Mailed Kits Double Rate of Proper Disposal

Leftover Opioids After Surgery? Mailed Kits Double Rate of Proper Disposal

Could giving surgery patients ready-to-use mailed disposal kits for unused opioids lower the risk of abuse...

10 May
After a Sweeping Review, CDC Looks to Rebuild Public Trust

After a Sweeping Review, CDC Looks to Rebuild Public Trust

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new center to better forecast infectious disease outbreaks. It also underwent a month-long review to examine their current systems and inform future strategies.

Together, these announcements paint ...

09 May
Some Health Conditions Greatly Raise Drowning Risks

Some Health Conditions Greatly Raise Drowning Risks

With summer comes warm weather and swimming. But for some people, knowing how to swim may not be enough to ensure their safety.

That's because certain medical conditions bump up the risk for drowning in a big way, according to a new Canadian study.

About one in th...

03 May
Your Take-Out Coffee Cup May Shed Trillions of Plastic 'Nanoparticles'

Your Take-Out Coffee Cup May Shed Trillions of Plastic 'Nanoparticles'

Maybe you ask the barista for cream with your coffee, and possibly sugar as well.

But new research shows that paper cup of joe you grab off the coffeehouse counter contains another ingredient, and it's one you might not care for — trillions of

03 May
FDA Warns of Counterfeit Home COVID-19 Test Kits

FDA Warns of Counterfeit Home COVID-19 Test Kits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning Americans to watch out for phony at-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests that look a lot like the real things.

The counterfeit test kits may put you at risk of unknowingly spreading the disease or not seeking appropriate...

29 Apr
Alabama Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Show Link to Viruses: CDC

Alabama Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Show Link to Viruses: CDC

The origins of a continuing outbreak of acute, potentially lethal hepatitis striking children in countries around the world has experts mystified. But a cluster of recent cases in Alabama all show ties to ...

29 Apr
New Omicron Subvariant Causing COVID-19 Spike in South Africa

New Omicron Subvariant Causing COVID-19 Spike in South Africa

A new Omicron subvariant called BA.4 appears to be driving a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa, health experts say.

The number of daily cases reported by the country has shot up from just a few hundred a few weeks ago to just over 6,000, and the rate of positi...

29 Apr
CDC Reports First American With New Bird Flu, Says Risk to Public Low

CDC Reports First American With New Bird Flu, Says Risk to Public Low

The first U.S. case of bird flu in a human has been confirmed in Colorado, federal and state health officials reported Thursday.

Still, the risk to the general public is low, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed.

The patient, a 40-year-old ma...

29 Apr
Behavior Differences Led to High COVID Death Rate in U.S. South: Study

Behavior Differences Led to High COVID Death Rate in U.S. South: Study

Thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. South could have been avoided if more people masked, social distanced, kept kids from school and made other behavioral changes to reduce the spread of the virus, researchers say.

In other words, if they had acted more like folks u...

29 Apr
Dangerous Germs Floating on Microplastics in Ocean Wind Up in Food, Water

Dangerous Germs Floating on Microplastics in Ocean Wind Up in Food, Water

Land parasites that pose a risk to human and wildlife health can hitch rides on the millions of pounds of microplastics that float between oceans, a new study shows.

"It's easy for peopl...

28 Apr
Climate Change Will Make Pandemics Like COVID More Likely: Report

Climate Change Will Make Pandemics Like COVID More Likely: Report

Planet Earth is growing hotter, forcing different animal species to migrate to new areas and interact with other unfamiliar creatures at an increasing rate.

That phenomenon could have dire consequences to human health, a new study says, raising the odds for new viral ill...

28 Apr
COVID Deaths Cluster in Poorly Vaccinated Communities

COVID Deaths Cluster in Poorly Vaccinated Communities

COVID-19 death rates are significantly higher in U.S. counties that remain largely unvaccinated than in those where more people have gotten their shots, according to a new study.

The findings add to evidence that

27 Apr
U.S. Doctors on the Frontlines of Hepatitis Outbreak Striking Kids

U.S. Doctors on the Frontlines of Hepatitis Outbreak Striking Kids

As health experts around the world try to understand why nearly 200 children in 12 countries have fallen seriously ill with severe hepatitis, doctors in Alabama are investigating nine such cases in that state...

26 Apr
3 in 5 Americans Have Already Been Infected With COVID

3 in 5 Americans Have Already Been Infected With COVID

Thanks to the Omicron surge this past winter, 3 in every 5 Americans have now been infected with COVID-19, a new government report shows.

Once Omicron surfaced as the pr...

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...

22 Apr
Firearms Now the Leading Cause of Death Among U.S. Kids, Teens

Firearms Now the Leading Cause of Death Among U.S. Kids, Teens

Guns have surpassed road crashes as the leading cause of death among U.S. children and teens.

Gun-related deaths rose 29% among 1- to 19-year-olds from 2019 to 2020, according to a new University of Michigan study. In all, there were more than 4,300 gun-related deaths ...

21 Apr
U.S. Justice Department Appeals Ruling Striking Down Mask Mandate on Planes

U.S. Justice Department Appeals Ruling Striking Down Mask Mandate on Planes

The Biden administration on Wednesday appealed a Florida ruling that struck down a federal mask mandate for planes, trains and other forms of public transportation.

The

20 Apr
FDA Warns 12 Companies About Skin Lightening Products

FDA Warns 12 Companies About Skin Lightening Products

Twelve companies have been issued warning letters about selling over-the-counter skin lightening products containing hydroquinone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.

The products are unapproved drugs that are not recognized as safe and effective, ac...

19 Apr
CDC Launches Forecasting Center for Infectious Diseases

CDC Launches Forecasting Center for Infectious Diseases

A new forecasting center for infectious diseases was officially launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

The goal of the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics is to act as a "National Weather Service" for infectious disease outb...

14 Apr
Biden Administration Extends COVID Public Health Emergency for 90 Days

Biden Administration Extends COVID Public Health Emergency for 90 Days

America's public health emergency plan for COVID-19 will continue for at least another 90 days, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.

Pushing the deadline to mid-July means...

13 Apr
J&J to Pay Over $300 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

J&J to Pay Over $300 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

Johnson & Johnson must pay $302 million to the state of California for deceptive marketing of pelvic mesh implants for women, an appeals court ruled...

12 Apr
Philadelphia Becomes First U.S. City to Bring Back Indoor Mask Mandate

Philadelphia Becomes First U.S. City to Bring Back Indoor Mask Mandate

Faced with rising COVID-19 case counts, Philadelphia has announced that it will reinstate an indoor mask mandate next week.

City officials announced the ...

07 Apr
Is the CDC in Crisis? Former Agency Directors Debate Its Future

Is the CDC in Crisis? Former Agency Directors Debate Its Future

A handful of former directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they support a sweeping review of the agency that's been ordered up by CDC head Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

Earlier this week, Walensky

07 Apr
Walk the Roads at Your Own Risk as Pedestrian Deaths Keep Climbing

Walk the Roads at Your Own Risk as Pedestrian Deaths Keep Climbing

America's roads are getting ever more dangerous for pedestrians, a new study finds.

During the first six months of 2021, there was a 17% increase in pedestrian deaths in t...

04 Apr
Want a Healthier Neighborhood? Plant a Tree

Want a Healthier Neighborhood? Plant a Tree

It turns out that trees might be good medicine.

How so? New research shows that having lots of trees in your neighborhood could improve your health and lower your medical costs.

“It’s time to stop looking at trees simply as an amenity and start recognizing the ...

01 Apr
160,000 Lbs of Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Metal Fragments

160,000 Lbs of Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Due to Metal Fragments

Check your cupboards for any SKIPPY peanut butter, since you may need to throw the jar out.

Skippy Foods LLC has announced a recall of a limited number of jars of certain lines of its peanut butter products bec...

01 Apr
Had COVID? Getting Vaccine Boosts Resilience Even More, Studies Show

Had COVID? Getting Vaccine Boosts Resilience Even More, Studies Show

If you've had COVID-19 but not your COVID shot, you may wonder if getting a vaccine now will really help you.

It will, two new studies say.

Researchers in Brazil and Sweden confirmed that

01 Apr
No Threat From Common Chemicals in Most Face Masks: Study

No Threat From Common Chemicals in Most Face Masks: Study

Reassuring new research finds that most face masks used by people during the pandemic don't have high levels of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The

31 Mar
Biden to Lift Pandemic Rule Restricting Immigrants at Land Border

Biden to Lift Pandemic Rule Restricting Immigrants at Land Border

THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 (HealthDay News ) -- An emergency health order that has curtailed immigration at U.S. land borders is expected to be lifted in late May.

An announcement about rescinding the order -- which has been in place since the start of the pandemic and is ...

25 Mar
Health Experts Support End to Masks, Tests for Air Travel

Health Experts Support End to Masks, Tests for Air Travel

U.S. airline companies want an end to mask and COVID testing rules for air travel -- and many top infectious disease and public health experts agree with them.

The chief executives of the country’s largest airlines asked President Joe Biden in a

24 Mar
Fauci: BA.2 Variant May Not Lead to Deadly Surge

Fauci: BA.2 Variant May Not Lead to Deadly Surge

THURSDAY, March 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The new Omicron subvariant, BA.2, is spreading across the United States and will soon take over as the major COVID variant,...

22 Mar
Home COVID Tests Can Cause Harm If Not Stored Safely: FDA

Home COVID Tests Can Cause Harm If Not Stored Safely: FDA

At-home COVID-19 tests are a key tool in containing the spread of the coronavirus. But a few safety precautions are in order to prevent serious injury, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

The tests can cause harm if they're not used according to manufacturers' i...

21 Mar
High-Tech Drug Infusion Pumps in Hospitals Vulnerable to Damage, Hackers

High-Tech Drug Infusion Pumps in Hospitals Vulnerable to Damage, Hackers

You've probably seen an infusion pump, even though the name might make it sound like a mysterious piece of medical technology.

These devices govern the flow of IV medications and fluids into patients. They help deliver extra fluids to people in the emergency room, admini...

16 Mar
'Lives Turned Upside Down': Ukraine's Refugees Struggle in Health Crisis

'Lives Turned Upside Down': Ukraine's Refugees Struggle in Health Crisis

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, millions have fled their homes and sought refuge wherever they could find it.

Each individual story is intensely personal, but mental health experts warn of a refugee crisis that risks leaving a nation of 43 million with deep psychological s...

11 Mar
Could Russian Hackers Cripple U.S. Health Care Systems?

Could Russian Hackers Cripple U.S. Health Care Systems?

FRIDAY, March 11, 2022 -- Sick people seeking lifesaving care in the United States could fall victim to a hidden part of Russia's war on Ukraine -- vicious cyberattacks aimed at sowing disruption, confusion and chaos as ground forces advance.

Cybersecurity experts warn t...

10 Mar
Health Care Under Siege: Voices From the War in Ukraine

Health Care Under Siege: Voices From the War in Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine enters its third week, the scale of the devastation is placing the health of all Ukrainians — and the country's health care system itself — in peril.

"It's mind-boggling," said James Elder, a spokesperson for UNICEF, who arrived in the western c...

08 Mar
More Hurricanes Mean Rising Death Toll for Americans

More Hurricanes Mean Rising Death Toll for Americans

From drowning to being struck by flying debris, the immediate dangers of hurricanes are well known, but these events also boost your risk of dying from a host of hidden diseases and conditions that occur in the storm's aftermath.

The

03 Mar
U.S. Traffic Deaths Rise to Highest Level Since 2007

U.S. Traffic Deaths Rise to Highest Level Since 2007

Even though Americans drove less in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, close to 39,000 lives were lost on U.S. roadways in 2020 -- the highest death toll since 2007, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports.

Fatal collisions spiked a...

Show All Health News Results