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These Healthy Habits Might Lengthen Your Life
A new study identified five healthy habits that could increase your life expectancy.
E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Lettuce
With one death reported, the number of cases linked to a large E. coli outbreak continues to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Mosquito Season: How to Fight Back
The number of illnesses caused by tick, mosquito and flea bites has more than tripled over 12 years, according to the CDC. But there are ways to keep yourself safe.
What World Hand Hygiene Day Means for You
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day, and the CDC is reminding everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent potentially life-threatening infections.
5 Common Diet Plans
With summer approaching, a crash diet doesn't have to be your only option to lose those extra pounds. You've got healthier options.
Cracking Down on Misleading E-Liquids
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are taking action on electronic cigarette liquids that resemble kid-friendly food items.
ADHD Medications: What You Should Know
Treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with medication? Here's all you need to know about the available treatment options.
Are You Truly Allergic to Penicillin?
Do you have an allergy to penicillin? Research has shown that many people who have been told they have an allergy to penicillin may not have a true allergy after all.
Sale of Contraception Device Restricted
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is restricting the sale and distribution of a permanent, implantable device used to prevent pregnancy.
Caffeine in Supplements May Pose Risks
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to protect the public from highly concentrated and pure caffeine products.