Hand Hygiene Day: Health Officials Say Clean Hands Save LivesHand washing saves lives. That's the message the World Health Organization is hoping to spread on Hand Hygiene Day, which is Thursday.
Zika Virus Declared A Global Health Emergency; NY Offers Free TestingThe World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas is an "extraordinary event" that merits being declared an international emergency.
Report Finds Processed Meats Linked To Cancer; Red Meat Risky TooIt's official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers -- and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.
Experts: Earbuds Could Be Putting Kids At Increased Risk For Hearing LossEarbuds are putting a lot of people at risk for hearing loss. There is now a warning for children from the World Health Organization.
Officials Discuss Ebola Training For At-Risk NYC EmployeesNew York City is stepping up its training for city workers who could be the first ones to make contact with anyone with Ebola.
Obama Names Ebola 'Czar' As Precautions ExpandPresident Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.
President Obama: Ebola Monitoring Must Be 'More Aggressive'A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.
WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be SeenA World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
Report: Yale Research Students To Voluntarily Sequester Themselves Following Trip From LiberiaTwo Yale University doctoral students returning from West Africa are taking extra precautions to ensure that they did not contract the Ebola virus while traveling.
Area Airports On Alert To Look For Passengers With Ebola SymptomsNewark and John F. Kennedy airports are among 20 ports of entry in the U.S. with quarantine stations that have been staffed with health officials trained to look for symptoms of Ebola in passengers.
The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
NYC Council Approves Ban On Indoor E-Cigarette UseThe New York City Council approved legislation Thursday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes from indoor public spaces where smoking is already prohibited.