Health

Keep pets away from gardens to prevent food-borne illness

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about tolerating pets near their edibles.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his concerns in an internal email, saying the produce industry's water testing "failed in an epic and tragic way."

Health

Alaska Airlines: the healthiest airline in the sky

There will be more than 30.5 million passengers traveling during the 12-day Thanksgiving season according to Airlines for America (A4A). Knowing the "best" and "worst" choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so Dr. Charles ...

Pediatrics

AAP provides safety precautions to prevent drowning

(HealthDay)—Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children aged 1 to 4 years, with most drownings happening in home swimming pools, according to a report published by the American Academy ...

Health

Brush up on swim safety for summer

(HealthDay)—Before your family pulls out their swimsuits this Memorial Day, brush up on water safety, for your kids' sake.

Health

Stay alert for child drowning dangers this summer

(HealthDay)—School's out and the temperature's rising and that means more people will be cooling off at beaches, lakes and pools. But a new report reveals that parents and caregivers need to be extra vigilant when kids ...

Health

Stay safe in the water this spring break

(HealthDay)—For many Americans, spring break is a good time to head for a beach, lake or pool, which means it's also time to start thinking about water safety.

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