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With growing research on how the widespread use of antibiotics in both farm animals and as prescribed in hospitals is rendering them less effective, three legislative proposals are taking aim at both sides of the issue.
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Spring has arrived, and with it, the beginning of camping and hiking season. However, something as simple as a walk in the woods can mean exposure to deer ticks, some of which carry dangerous bacteria.
State health officials have released new data showing a rare birth defect in a three county area of the state remains above expected rates.
When federal officials decided what chemical levels West Virginians could safely consume in water tainted by a January spill, their standard assumed people would be exposed for two weeks, not 100-plus days.
The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. CDC's annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States.
An anti-biotic resistant "superbug" that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new "reservoir" location: inside U.S. homes.
Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, talks with GOP Assembly members Diane Harkey, of Dana Point, left, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, after the Assembly approved his smoking bill banning smoking in home day care centers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people suffered from diabetes in 2010 with 90-95% of all cases of type 2. The costs associated directly and indirectly, i.e. missed work, to this disease was 174 billion dollars in 2007.
Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose, a new study finds.
Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That's the promising word from Mary Jean Brown, chief of the lead poisoning prevention program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wikipedia may be able to tell us when we're experiencing an outbreak of flu. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital studied when flu-related Wikipedia articles were accessed from December 2007 to August 2013.
Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states.
A few powerful spring cleaning steps can help you combat indoor inanimate allergens, so you can breathe happy, even when spring allergens make their way into your home.
If you have recently been diagnosed with a heart attack, stable angina or severe coronary artery disease , you may be facing open heart surgery for surgical revascularization .
For Michelle and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor's office with their daughter Calen in 2006 changed their lives forever.