Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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10/15/2015
Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

10/14/2015
Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

10/14/2015
Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

10/14/2015
Small Hospitals Seeing More Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infections

Study suggests these tougher germs aren't limited to large medical centers

10/14/2015
Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds

When not refrigerated, bacteria can grow quickly around dipping stick, researcher explains

10/14/2015
Churches a Good Place for HIV Testing, Treatment in Africa

Study found pregnant women in sub-Saharan nations were 11 times more likely to get help in faith-based centers

10/14/2015
Plight of NFL Player Stricken by MRSA Germ 'Extremely Unusual'

Infections by the 'superbug' down significantly in recent years, CDC says

10/12/2015
Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

10/12/2015
10/9/2015
Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice

Take special care when using ladders, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says

10/8/2015
10/8/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?

Make sure it's up to date

10/7/2015
Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

And the drug modestly reduced people's pain scores

10/7/2015
More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

Four deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

10/5/2015
New Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat, CDC Says

Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers

10/4/2015
Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips

Most devices aren't used properly

9/30/2015
More Than 670 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

Three deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

9/25/2015
How to Dispose of Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

Stashing them in a cabinet is unwise; old medications can become ineffective or unsafe

9/24/2015
Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report

Finding highlights challenges of 'unequal epidemic,' researcher says

9/22/2015
Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Campfire

Make sure it's well-contained

9/21/2015
Distractions Make Alcohol Even More Dangerous for Drivers

Risk of poor road control doubled after one drink if driver's focus was disturbed, study found

9/21/2015
Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States

Highest rates found in the South and Midwest: report

9/21/2015
Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms

But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

9/18/2015
Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

9/17/2015
Global Impact of Tropical Disease Leptospirosis Underestimated: Study

The illness infects 1 million a year, kills nearly 59,000, researchers report

9/17/2015
Antidepressant Paxil Isn't Safe for Teens, New Analysis Says

Review of study data contradicts findings reported in 2001

9/15/2015
Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

9/14/2015
Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

9/11/2015
Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn

Clinics selling treatments that are unproven, researcher says

9/10/2015
FDA Acts to Make Food Safer in Wake of Outbreaks

New rules focus on cleanliness of manufacturing facilities

9/10/2015
2nd Death Reported in Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak

Tainted cucumbers also linked to 341 illnesses in 30 states, CDC officials report

9/9/2015
Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

9/8/2015
When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall Behind

Added sleep loss raises concerns about safety, researchers say

9/8/2015
Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking, Study Suggests

Surveys of teens, young adults detect correlation

9/8/2015
New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

9/3/2015
West Nile Virus Most Common Mosquito-Borne Illness in U.S.

Cases aren't increasing, but persistent, infectious-disease expert says

9/3/2015
Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

Washington, D.C.-based effort also saved $44 million in potential disease treatment costs over 2 years

9/2/2015
Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report

British study is first to assess international impact of smokeless tobacco on adults

9/2/2015
Two Large U.S. Aquifers Tainted With Natural Uranium: Study

Farm-related pollution 'mobilizes' the element, helping it enter groundwater

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/31/2015
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

Make sure they follow safety rules

8/28/2015
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare

People should have emergency communication plan in place, stock up on essential supplies

8/24/2015
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

8/24/2015
One-Third of Mass Shootings Worldwide Occur in U.S.

Study shows link between prevalence of gun ownership and number of public massacres

8/21/2015
Mandatory Life Jacket Laws Could Reduce Boating Deaths

Regulation would also result in fewer people dying from drowning, researchers say

8/21/2015
Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study Says

Strongest link between temperatures and heat-related hospital visits is among 18- to 64-year-olds, not seniors

8/21/2015
Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows

And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

8/20/2015
NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over

Health officials pinpoint source of bacteria that sickened 124, killed 12

8/19/2015
Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety

2 researchers decry heavy use of weedkillers; manufacturer says no threat exists

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says