Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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8/17/2015
Searing Heat, High Humidity a Threat to Your Health

For starters, drink plenty of cool fluids, and avoid the midday sun if you can

8/14/2015
Coping Tips for Summer Weather Hazards

Threats include excessive heat, violent storms and wildfires, CDC warns

8/11/2015
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

8/11/2015
12 Deaths Now Reported in NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

City health officials also said Monday that the number of cases has reached 113

8/10/2015
What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms?

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

8/10/2015
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

8/6/2015
Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

8/3/2015
Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers

Experts had assumed that soil would help to filter human waste

8/3/2015
Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids

Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

7/27/2015
Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study

Analysis found roughly 10 percent of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed

7/24/2015
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

7/24/2015
Health Tip: Test Your Home for Radon

Deadly gas can trigger lung cancer

7/22/2015
Health Tip: Start a Grill Fire Safely

Use only approved lighter fluid

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/17/2015
Health Tip: Stay Safe During a Lightning Storm

Even indoors, you should stay off a corded phone

7/16/2015
Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List

Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

7/15/2015
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/14/2015
Health Tip: Make Sure Children Use ATVs Safely

Protective gear and training are essential

7/14/2015
Formaldehyde in Embalming Fluid May Raise ALS Risk for Funeral Directors

Previous animal research has shown link between chemical and fatal neurological disease

7/12/2015
Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

7/11/2015
Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips

Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

7/10/2015
Health Tip: Prevent Boating Accidents

Keep children safer with a life jacket

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

7/9/2015
Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

7/8/2015
Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

7/6/2015
Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions

Scientists track carriers of dengue and chikungunya infection

7/6/2015
Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

7/3/2015
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

Always make sure they're supervised

7/2/2015
Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

7/1/2015
Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July

More than 40 percent of people will be away, but drive continues over holiday weekend

6/30/2015
6/30/2015
'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents

6/29/2015
Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

6/27/2015
Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

6/26/2015
Health Tip: Swimming Safely

Make sure pool is enclosed

6/23/2015
Labels on Edible Medical Marijuana Products Often Misleading: Study

Sixty percent contained less active ingredient than label said, while 25 percent had more

6/23/2015
Combination of 'Safe' Chemicals May Be Causing Some Cancers

Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic

6/23/2015
Health Tip: Child-Proof Your Home

Suggestions to keep little visitors safer

6/23/2015
Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

6/22/2015
Health Tip: Competing in Triathalon Races

Suggestions to help you stay well

6/19/2015
Surf's Up. Be Safe

Stay near lifeguards, watch for riptides, experts say

6/19/2015
Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety

Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

6/18/2015
Camping Wisely Helps Prevent Wildfires

Many outdoor blazes caused by carelessness, experts caution

6/18/2015
Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

6/17/2015
6/16/2015
Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

6/16/2015
FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

6/11/2015
Tough Handgun Law Linked to Lower Gun-Related Murder Rate in Connecticut

Background checks, raising minimum purchasing age, requiring eight hours of training almost halved rate

6/11/2015
Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds

Ambien, other sedatives aren't the best treatment for insomnia, experts say