Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

(HealthDay News) -- More than 2.5 million Americans visited emergency departments as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports.

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rates of traumatic brain injuries in young riders.

Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night

(HealthDay News) -- It's more difficult to see at night than during the day, but there are things drivers can do to help keep travelers and pedestrians safe.

Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

(HealthDay News) -- On Halloween, excited trick-or-treaters can pose significant hazards for drivers, especially in residential areas.

Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If passengers weren't screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a new analysis predicts.

Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Pedestrian Safety

(HealthDay News) -- To help keep kids safe while they're walking to school, a friend's house or just around town, be sure to discuss pedestrian safety.

Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

(HealthDay News) -- Proper installation of a rear-facing car seat, recommended for all infants and children up to age 2, offers protection for your child in the event of a car crash.

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live near major roads may be at increased risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study suggests.