Health News

Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.
Chikungunya Outbreak Still Spreading
The outbreak of chikungunya in Central America, South America and the Caribbean — which began last December — is still spreading. The CDC recently warned travelers to take precautions when traveling to affected regions.
Officials to Monitor West African Travelers for Ebola After US Arrival
As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa, US health officials are taking measures to keep the virus from spreading in the US. One such measure will be screening airline passengers for signs of Ebola.
Gold Star Smoked Fish Recalls Cold Smoked Steelhead
Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp., located at 570 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, is recalling Cold Smoked Steelhead in Vacuum Pack with blue and gold label due to contamination or possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes .
CDC Releases Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials in the US are asking health care workers to prepare to act if the disease spreads.
Time for Change - 8 Fall Tips
With school in full swing and the start of flu season right around the corner, autumn marks a time for change. Keep healthy with the tips for the fall season.
Animal-to-Human Transfer Caused Ebola Outbreak
Researchers continue to search for answers in the the West African Ebola outbreak — now the largest in history. One research team has made a discovery that could lead to improved treatments and vaccines for the deadly virus.
Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Recalled Due to Possible Foodborne Illness
APPA Fine Foods, a Corona, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes ( Lm ) contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Bump It to Reduce Germs
A handshake is one of the most common greetings used when meeting someone for the first time or saying hello to an old friend. But other greetings may transfer fewer disease-causing bacteria.
Wegmans Recalls Desserts Due to Potential of Listeria
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums.