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As another hurricane season begins, the Coastal Health District urges everyone to prepare now to protect their lives, their loved ones, and their property before a storm approaches our coast.
While living in a highly segregated neighborhood relates to increased health problems for some minorities, ethnic enclaves might actually support better health for Mexican-Americans.
A child from the Camp Croft area of Spartanburg County is under a doctor's care and receiving inoculations to prevent rabies after being attacked by a fox that has tested positive for the disease.
Warm weather and cold water is a dangerous combination and each year, King County residents die when they venture into these waters without appropriate lifesaving gear and lifeguard protection.
Increase in kidney stones is common during warmer months.
Scientists have identified the receptor in cells of the peripheral nervous system that is most responsible for the body's ability to sense cold.
Hong Kong Department of Health called on members of the public to maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene to prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).
An Institute of Medicine study finds no clear evidence specific long-term health effects are associated with participation in a series of tests during the 1960s known as the Shipboard Hazard and Defense Project.
European Commission adopted a Communication proposing actions for closer cooperation between Member States in the field of organ donation and transplantation, and announcing plans for a European Directive on quality and safety of organ donation.
Washtenaw County Public Health Department officials are reminding residents to take precautions to make this a safe and enjoyable summer.
Centers for Disease Control and the Baltimore City Health Department offers summer safety tips.
Preparing the family backyard swimming pool for a summer's use is also the time to review your safety plans for the upcoming season.
May 21-27, 2007 has been designated as National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week.
While open water drowning is highest in the hotter summer months, spring rains and the start of fishing season increases the risks of drowning just by being around water.
Around 2-million pound is to be spent to help reduce the number of people dying from drug overdoses or contracting blood-borne viruses through injecting themselves with dirty needles.
Revolutionary digital x-rays that speed up diagnosis and shorten waits are being used in every hospital Trust in London and will be available across the country by 2008.
Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced Illinois will receive an estimated $55.7 million in new federal funding over five years to help people living in nursing facilities return to their homes or a community residence.
Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, Illinois Department of Public Health Director, is encouraging healthy swimming behaviors to prevent water illnesses during National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week.
Newspapers are increasing their coverage of racial differences in health care, but the bottom line on who bears the responsibility for health disparities varies widely from story to story.