Scientists have identified the receptor in cells of the peripheral nervous system that is most responsible for the body's ability to sense cold.
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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.
As spring approaches, it is a good time for water well owners to get their water tested.
Almost 65% of newly diagnosed patients do not receive drug treatment in the first 360 days of their diagnosis.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is issuing a health alert due to the smoke and associated air pollution from the fire on Los Angeles County's Catalina Island.
The Kern County Department of Public Health is reminding the public that bat season is fully underway, and residents should avoid making contact with these flying creatures or risk harm to their personal health.
This year, bats from three areas of Bakersfield have tested positive for rabies, raising concern by public health officials for the potential human exposure to rabies from animals that are naturally prevalent in the area.
Governor Bill Ritter has proclaimed May as Colorado Trauma Awareness Month.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is providing the following recommendations to protect public health and safety, in response to flooding that has occurred in various parts of the state: