Face-Saving Devices: Seat Belts and Air Bags

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seat belts and air bags significantly reduce the risk of facial fractures in car crashes, a new study finds.

Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite warnings, an increasing number of pregnant women from New York City are traveling to Zika-affected areas and then getting tested when they come home, the city's health department says.

Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although a chicken may seem a strange choice for a bedfellow, sleeping with a poultry partner next to your bed could protect you from malaria, a new study suggests.

Road Rage Rampant in America

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're ready to make a rude gesture when another driver cuts you off in traffic, take a deep breath.

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the Dominican Republic.

Dodge the Jet Lag, Enjoy Your Trip

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People crossing time zones may assume jet lag is something they have to endure -- like airport delays and lost luggage. But there are several ways travelers can prepare for and minimize jet lag's troubling effects, a sleep specialist says.

U.S. Car Crash Deaths Down, But Still Surpass Other Nations

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Car crash deaths on American roads fell nearly one-third over a recent 14-year period, but the nation's collision death rate still tops that of other high-income countries, health officials reported Wednesday.

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The world's most promising malaria vaccine appears to offer short-lived protection, fading away within a matter of years, a new clinical trial reveals.

Boston's Subways Packed With Germs

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Boston's subway system is swarming with microbes, and while that might send a shiver down your spine, the study's authors said that most of these bugs are harmless and won't make you sick.

Health Tip: Plan Ahead to Minimize Jet Lag

(HealthDay News) -- While it's difficult to adjust to a new time zone, a little prep work can make the transition easier.