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  • Handshakes are germ bombs - embrace the fist bump!

    Handshakes are germ bombs - embrace the fist bump!
    There's a movement afoot to end handshaking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% — 80%! — of all infections are transmitted by hands. That very well might explain why you are sick —- or recovering from...
  • Letters: Most ER visits are legitimate

    Re "Taking a pledge to stay safe," Column, Jan. 1 The vast majority of patients in emergency rooms seek care appropriately. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 92% of all emergency patients need treatment in two to 24...
  • Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help
    After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight. So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
  • Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal

    Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal
    Finally, meaningful new guidelines have been written to stem the overuse of antibiotics on livestock. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed new animal-husbandry practices that would phase out the routine use of medications such as...
  • Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses

     Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses
    "Helix," which begins Friday on Syfy, arrives under the flag of executive producer Ronald D. Moore, the re-creator of "Battlestar Galactica." It's a step back for the network toward Moore's dark and deep drama from the semi-comical fantasies, C-movies...
  • Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments

    Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments
    Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness. People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
  • Women's mercury levels drop, suggesting safer fish choices

    Women's mercury levels drop, suggesting safer fish choices
    Mercury levels in women’s blood are dropping, and not because they’re eating less fish, a new study says. Instead, women appear to be eating smarter and choosing less contaminated varieties of seafood, according to a study released this week...
  • CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

    CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean
    A mosquito-borne virus usually restricted to Africa and Asia has been detected for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, with 10 confirmed cases on the French side of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, U.S. authorities have warned. With the...
  • Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine

    Katie Couric under fire for allegedly slanted report on HPV vaccine
    Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie." In a segment...
  • More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

    More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy
    LOVELOCK, Nev. — For years, school nurse Deborah Pontius came to work with nits to pick. On some days in this isolated central Nevada town, she'd actually sift through the hair of students found with live head lice. But something bigger bugged...
  • The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough

    The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough
    Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...