Health News

Experts Urge Parents to Vaccinate Kids for Measles
A group of US pediatricians has called for parents to get their children vaccinated for measles in response to an outbreak that began in Disneyland in California last December.
FDA: Neptune Manufacturing Must Take Steps to Safely Produce Seafood
On December 1, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Neptune Manufacturing, Inc., of Los Angeles, and its owners, Alexander Goldring, Peter Oyrekh and Semyon Krutovsky.
Thanksgiving Food Safety
One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You don’t want that number to include one of your Thanksgiving guests, so don’t let cooking for a crowd lead to mistakes.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
Chikungunya Outbreak Still Spreading
The outbreak of chikungunya in Central America, South America and the Caribbean — which began last December — is still spreading. The CDC recently warned travelers to take precautions when traveling to affected regions.
Officials to Monitor West African Travelers for Ebola After US Arrival
As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa, US health officials are taking measures to keep the virus from spreading in the US. One such measure will be screening airline passengers for signs of Ebola.
Gold Star Smoked Fish Recalls Cold Smoked Steelhead
Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp., located at 570 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, is recalling Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack with blue and gold label due to contamination or possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes .
CDC Releases Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials in the US are asking health care workers to prepare to act if the disease spreads.
Time for Change - 8 Fall Tips
With school in full swing and the start of flu season right around the corner, autumn marks a time for change. Keep healthy with the tips for the fall season.
Animal-to-Human Transfer Caused Ebola Outbreak
Researchers continue to search for answers in the the West African Ebola outbreak — now the largest in history. One research team has made a discovery that could lead to improved treatments and vaccines for the deadly virus.