Posted 7:00 AM 1/20/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The outdoor winter sports season is in full swing, which means it's a good time to remind people about winter sports safety tips, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
"As with all sports, there are numerous things to consider before getting (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/18/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-eight states are now reporting widespread flu activity, up from 47 last week, and the virus is proving particularly dangerous for the elderly, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
In addition, the number of children who have died from the flu (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco warning labels that include graphic pictures of the health consequences of smoking are more effective than text-only warnings among all groups of smokers, according to a new study.
Researchers examined the reactions (More)
Posted 7:00 PM 1/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel type of flu vaccine, the agency announced Wednesday.
Flublok, as the vaccine is called, does not use the traditional method of the influenza virus or eggs in its production. Instead, it is (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/15/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Sporadic shortages of both the flu vaccine and the flu treatment Tamiflu are being reported, as this year's intense flu season continues, according to a top U.S. health official.
"We have received reports that some consumers have found spot shortages of (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 1/11/2013 by Randy Dotinga
FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- There may be help in sight for legions of hygiene-challenged men who "forget" to wash their hands before exiting the bathroom -- especially important in cutting down germ transmission in flu season.
New research suggests that institutions could boost the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/10/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it is asking manufacturers of sleep medications containing zolpidem -- including Ambien -- to lower the recommended doses and to provide more safety information to patients.
These sleep (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/9/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is falling behind 16 other affluent nations in terms of the health and safety of its populace, and even younger Americans are not spared this sobering fact.
According to a new report, people living in the United States die sooner, get (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/4/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed two significant safety measures aimed at better protecting the nation's food supply.
The rules would cover most links in the food supply network, from farm to processing facilities, and are part of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/3/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Driving drowsy is a major factor in traffic accidents and deaths in the United States, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Federal statistics state that 2.5 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes and 2 percent of crashes with non-fatal injuries (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/25/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- As you prepare your Christmas feast for your family, know that a new study finds that kitchen utensils such as knives and graters are potential sources of cross-contamination that can lead to foodborne illnesses.
Previous research has shown that meal (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/21/2012 by By Karen Pallarito
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The Newtown, Conn., carnage, the latest and most horrifying among a recent rash of mass shootings in America, is raising pointed questions about why this country is experiencing such lethal mayhem.
While the answers are complex, experts point to a (More)