Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- 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

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.