Health News

New Tool Lets Users Track Foodborne Outbreaks
Anyone with Internet access can now track every US foodborne illness outbreak reported in the past 15 years.
FDA Warns Against Imported Dietary Supplements
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as "dietary supplements" or "herbal alternatives" to prescription drugs may do you more harm than good.
Rx-Resistant E. Coli: An Emerging Threat
Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are here — and new evidence suggests that their numbers are rising.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.
Could Your Child Be at Risk for Measles?
Measles may seem like an ailment from a bygone era, but new evidence suggests that many US children may still be at risk today.
How Your Flu Vaccine May Protect Those Around You
Adults who get their yearly flu vaccines may wind up protecting more than just themselves.
Summertime Viruses and How to Prevent Them
It's summertime and although the kids are out of school, they aren't immune to getting sick.
How to Stay Healthy Abroad
Your passage abroad is booked and your hotel room is reserved. But before you pack your bags and head out, it may be wise to consider one more important factor: your health.
The Hidden Dangers of Mosquito Season
Ah, summer ... picnics, barbecues, swimming, vacations and West Nile virus. Yes, unfortunately, West Nile can go along with all those fun things.
Vaccine Stomps out Stomach Illness in Kids
The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal illness in infants and young children may have proved its worth.