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Paid Sick Leave Is a Life-Saving Benefit, New Study Finds

Paid sick leave is linked to lower death rates from suicide, homicide and alcohol-related causes, researchers find.

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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05 Oct
No Rise in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Cases After COVID Shots: Study

No Rise in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Cases After COVID Shots: Study

A new study has found no evidence that COVID-19 shots increase the incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to researchers.

"This is important be...

04 Oct
New Window Blinds? Go Cordless to Save a Child's Life

New Window Blinds? Go Cordless to Save a Child's Life

How can you make your home safer for your young children? You might want to start by removing window coverings with cords...

04 Oct
Dangerous Virus Found in Monkeys Could Jump to Humans

Dangerous Virus Found in Monkeys Could Jump to Humans

The global public health community should be on the alert for a family of viruses in African monkeys that have the potential to spill over to humans, researchers warn.

In their new study, the scientists noted that while it's not certain what impact these viruses might ha...

30 Sep
U.S. Will Spend $266 Million to Bolster Public Health Programs

U.S. Will Spend $266 Million to Bolster Public Health Programs

The U.S. government will invest $266 million to shore up the community and public health workforce using American Rescue Plan funding.

About $225.5 million will go to 83 recipients to support...

30 Sep
After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

After Ian's Destruction: How to Safely Enter, Clean Flood-Damaged Homes

The devastation left by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Florida in years is immense. But residents flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Ian must be cautious when they return, federal experts warn.

First off, always assume there's potential risk from

29 Sep
Hurricanes Threaten Many U.S. Coastal Hospitals With Serious Flooding

Hurricanes Threaten Many U.S. Coastal Hospitals With Serious Flooding

As Hurricane Ian slams Florida, a new study finds that many hospitals positioned near the Gulf and East Coasts are vulnerable to severe flooding from such storms.

Ian struck the West Coast of Florida Wednesday and careened toward the East Coast. It's then expected to vee...

28 Sep
Experts Issue Warning About Carbon Monoxide Dangers Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Experts Issue Warning About Carbon Monoxide Dangers Ahead of Hurricane Ian

As Florida and nearby states brace for the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, residents in the storm's path should also think about the hazards they may face in its aftermath.

If high winds take out your electricity, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) off...

27 Sep
Clinic Brings Free Health Care to Homeless Youth -- and Their Beloved Pets

Clinic Brings Free Health Care to Homeless Youth -- and Their Beloved Pets

Five years back, “Nugget” the Jack-A-Poo was in serious need of some tender loving veterinary care.

“He needed vaccinations and a few other things,” Seattle native Grace Stroklund recalled of her sidekick, a Jack Russell Terrier/Toy Poodle mix. “But I was just ...

26 Sep
Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

Thousands of U.S. Kids Have Died Riding ATVs, Many More Sent to ERs

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Rony Marwan has seen way too many kids who have been seriously injured in all-terrain vehicle (A...

22 Sep
Feds Warn of Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors That May Fail to Alarm

Feds Warn of Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors That May Fail to Alarm

Consumers should immediately stop using HECOPRO digital display carbon monoxide (CO) detectors because they can fail to warn about the presence of the dangerous gas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said.

The CPSC issued the warning Thursday after detec...

20 Sep
FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Risk With Certain Medtronic Insulin Pumps

FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Risk With Certain Medtronic Insulin Pumps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients who use a particular insulin pump system that unauthorized people could access it and change how much insulin a patient receives.

The pump at the center of the

16 Sep
Experts Say New Street Drug Is ‘as Deadly as Fentanyl’

Experts Say New Street Drug Is ‘as Deadly as Fentanyl’

Nitazenes: You've probably never heard of these highly toxic drugs, and neither have many Americans who abuse opioid street drugs.

...

15 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Decline, But Health Officials Worry About Reaching Minorities

Monkeypox cases continue to fall in the United States, but public health officials now are concerned that the virus is wending its way into communities of color.

New case numbers are down by ...

13 Sep
First U.S. Monkeypox Death Confirmed in California

First U.S. Monkeypox Death Confirmed in California

Monkeypox was the cause of death in a Los Angeles County adult last week, public health officials confirmed Tuesday.

This is the first known death from monkeypox to be reported in t...

12 Sep
New York Declares Emergency After Finding More Spread of Poliovirus

New York Declares Emergency After Finding More Spread of Poliovirus

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state emergency after finding evidence of continued community spread of poliovirus.

Public health officials have detected the virus in a fourth count...

08 Sep
India y China autorizan las primeras vacunas sin aguja contra la COVID

India y China autorizan las primeras vacunas sin aguja contra la COVID

Mientras los investigadores exploran las posibilidades de unas vacunas contra la COVID-19 que no requieran una inyección, las autoridades de salud pública de India y China ya aprobaron nuevas versiones sin agujas para sus ciudadanos.

En India, los reguladores

08 Sep
Feds Tighten Safety Standards on Tiny High-Powered Magnets That Have Injured Kids

Feds Tighten Safety Standards on Tiny High-Powered Magnets That Have Injured Kids

New federal safety standards announced Wednesday aim to keep kids and teens safe from serious or life-threatening injuries from accidental swallowing of high-powered magnets.

The new standards require that certain products with loose or separable magnets contain only tho...

07 Sep
First Needle-Free COVID Vaccines Get OK in India, China

First Needle-Free COVID Vaccines Get OK in India, China

While researchers explore the possibilities of COVID-19 vaccines that don't require an injection, public health officials in India and China have already each approved new needle-free versions for their citizens.

In India, regulators on Tuesday

06 Sep
America's Rural Roads: Quiet But Deadly, New Report Finds

America's Rural Roads: Quiet But Deadly, New Report Finds

A new report reveals a hidden secret about the nation's beautiful rural roads: They're too often fatal for motorists.

Nearly half of all U.S. crashes happen on rural roads, despite only 19% of Americans living in those areas. The report, conducted by the Governors Highw...

02 Sep
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Are Declining

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Are Declining

While the number of Americans with known monkeypox infections is dropping, that may signal what's happening in big cities, experts say.

It is not the end of the outbreak, t...

02 Sep
Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many teenagers have a hard time discerning between accurate health messages and “fake news," a new study finds.

Presented with a choice between fa...

02 Sep
More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce

A total of 97 people across six states have now been made ill by E. coli, in an outbreak possibly tied to contaminated lettuce used in sandwiches sold at Wendy's restaurants.

"Since the ...

02 Sep
Can You Get Monkeypox at the Gym?

Can You Get Monkeypox at the Gym?

Yes, you can get monkeypox at the gym, but there's no need to panic, one expert says.

“We have plenty of ways to

31 Aug
With PFAS in Packaging, How Safe Is Microwave Popcorn?

With PFAS in Packaging, How Safe Is Microwave Popcorn?

Munching handfuls of microwave popcorn might be perfect for movie night, but your snack could be loading your body with potentially harmful "forever chemicals," experts warn.

Many microwave popcorn bags are lined with

31 Aug
Wildlife Crossings Over Highways Save Human Lives, Too

Wildlife Crossings Over Highways Save Human Lives, Too

In Washington state, 22 wildlife bridges and underpasses provide animals with a safe way through to search for food or escape predators and wildfires.

It turns out the crossings have been benefiting humans, too.

In a 10-mile radius around wildlife crossings, there ...

30 Aug
Lawsuit Claims Amazon's Top-Selling Mattress a 'Health Hazard'

Lawsuit Claims Amazon's Top-Selling Mattress a 'Health Hazard'

Customers who bought a bestselling mattress sold on Amazon and at retailers nationwide are suing the manufacturer amid claims that

30 Aug
COVID Vaccine Won't Raise Stroke Risk

COVID Vaccine Won't Raise Stroke Risk

COVID-19 vaccines do not increase your risk for stroke, new research shows, but severe COVID infection does, and experts hope the finding will ease the concerns of those who are hesitant to get the shot.

“We now know that patients who've had a vaccine are not at higher...

29 Aug
Thousands of U.S. Patients Got COVID Treatments Rejected as Useless by FDA

Thousands of U.S. Patients Got COVID Treatments Rejected as Useless by FDA

U.S. doctors administered more than 150,000 doses of useless monoclonal antibody treatments to COVID-19 patients early this year, spending loads of cash on therapies that had been deemed of no benefit, a new study has found.

26 Aug
84 People Now Sickened in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce

84 People Now Sickened in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce

FRIDAY, Aug 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) - - A total of 84 people across four states have now been made ill by E. coli, in an outbreak possibly tied to contaminated lettuce used in sandwiches sol...

25 Aug
Monkeypox Cases May Finally Be Ebbing, With Declines Seen in Europe, WHO Says

Monkeypox Cases May Finally Be Ebbing, With Declines Seen in Europe, WHO Says

The number of monkeypox cases around the world dropped by 21% in the last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday.

This significant decline may signal that the o...

25 Aug
Wife of California Congressman Died After Using Herbal Remedy for Diabetes, Weight Loss

Wife of California Congressman Died After Using Herbal Remedy for Diabetes, Weight Loss

Lori McClintock, the wife of Northern California congressman Tom McClintock, died late last year after taking white mulberry leaf, a herb used to treat diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol, a...

22 Aug
Wendy's Pulls Lettuce From Sandwiches Over Possible Link to E. Coli Outbreak

Wendy's Pulls Lettuce From Sandwiches Over Possible Link to E. Coli Outbreak

MONDAY, Aug 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) - - Amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 37 people in four states, the Wendy's fast food chain has removed romaine lettuce from its sandwic...

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 that...

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

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 vulnerable to being blown aloft and even flipped over if left unmoored...

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

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

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.

Despite the discovery that Nitroso-ST...

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

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

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 in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools — like va...

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

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 places where it was waged — obliterating cities, instantly kil...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to three companies, inclu...

05 Aug
New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

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 wastewater samples in two neighboring counties.<...

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

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 a new analysis of outbreaks of two bacterial illnesses,

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

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...

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