Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Pedestrian Safety

(HealthDay News) -- To help keep kids safe while they're walking to school, a friend's house or just around town, be sure to discuss pedestrian safety.

Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

(HealthDay News) -- Proper installation of a rear-facing car seat, recommended for all infants and children up to age 2, offers protection for your child in the event of a car crash.

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live near major roads may be at increased risk for sudden cardiac death, a new study suggests.

New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola

SATURDAY, Oct. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kennedy International Airport in New York City started screening travelers from West Africa for Ebola on Saturday, the first of five major U.S. airports that will examine passengers for fever and other telltale signs of the disease.

Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many newborns are at risk on their first trip home from the hospital because their parents install or use car safety seats incorrectly, a new study warns.

U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola Screening to Start Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stepped-up screening measures for Ebola will begin Saturday at JFK International Airport in New York City, the first of five major U.S. airports that will start screening travelers entering the country from West Africa.

Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers From West Africa for Ebola

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Five major U.S. airports will begin screening travelers entering the country from the three West African nations hit hardest by the ongoing Ebola epidemic, federal health officials announced Wednesday.

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Road crash injuries sent more than 2.5 million Americans to emergency rooms in 2012. And, nearly 200,000 were hospitalized due to motor vehicle collisions, a new federal government report says.