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Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, shift work disorder and restless leg syndrome are common among firefighters, new research shows.
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers: CDC

Americans traveling to the Caribbean and Central and South America this winter need to be aware that an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya continues to spread in those areas, U.S. federal health officials said Thursday.
Health Tip: Teach Children Never to Play in the Car

A car is a dangerous place for children to play in, especially given the risk of becoming entrapped inside the trunk.
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

 

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