Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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7/25/2016
Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

7/25/2016
Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

Cannabis-laced candy, baked goods look irresistible to kids, doctors warn

7/25/2016
'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.

Eastern part of country still in its grip; experts offer safety advice

7/23/2016
How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

7/22/2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill

'People need to be aware of what may be entering the water,' researcher says

7/22/2016
'Heat Dome' Heats Up United States

Much of the country to be under its scorching influence by the weekend; experts offer safety tips

7/15/2016
Obamacare Paying Off With Improved Health Care: Report

But gains between 2011 and 2014 were often small, especially in poor communities

7/15/2016
Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER

Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game

7/15/2016
Health Tip: Be Smart During a Power Outage

Unplug electronics and electrical equipment

7/15/2016
Health Tip: Watch Children Near Pool Drains

Suggestions to help keep them safe

7/14/2016
Road Rage Rampant in America

8 of 10 drivers admit to anger, aggression when behind the wheel

7/14/2016
CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

7/12/2016
Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

7/12/2016
How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

7/11/2016
2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

7/8/2016
Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home

Take steps to protect your family

7/7/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox

Things to help prevent contamination

7/7/2016
How to Stay Safe When the Power Goes Out

American Red Cross advises keeping emergency supplies of water, cash and non-perishable food

7/6/2016
Heat Waves Pose Big Health Threats

Kids, elderly among those at greatest risk, doctor warns

7/6/2016
4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don't Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study

Biggest problem with products was lack of resistance to sweat or water

7/4/2016
Food Safety Should Come 1st on the 4th

Bacteria thrive in warmer temperatures, so be careful when handling picnic fare

7/2/2016
Heat Waves Are Health Threats

Drink plenty of water and use air conditioners or fans, doctor advises

7/1/2016
When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide

Dietitian offers suggestions on keeping your barbecues and picnics safe

7/1/2016
Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

6/29/2016
Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

6/20/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House

Make sure it's properly installed

6/16/2016
CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

6/16/2016
Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

6/15/2016
Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

6/10/2016
Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises

Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

6/9/2016
Bifocals Might Trip You Up

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

6/8/2016
Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

6/7/2016
Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

6/3/2016
Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex

French finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought

6/2/2016
Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries

From broken bones to hernia repair to C-sections, nobody talks about these basic needs, study finds

6/2/2016
Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

6/2/2016
Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

6/1/2016
Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital

The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

5/31/2016
Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

5/31/2016
Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

5/28/2016
Don't Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue

Keep the fun going by cooking foods to the right temperatures

5/27/2016
6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds you to avoid unprotected sun exposure

5/27/2016
New Labeling Offers More Protection for Meat Lovers

Warns consumers that mechanically tenderized beef can raise bacteria risk, so more careful cooking needed

5/26/2016
Pool and Hot Tub Safety

Is that pool or hot tub as clean as you think it is?

5/20/2016
Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method

Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

5/19/2016
States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

But only association was found, not cause-and-effect

5/19/2016
Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

5/19/2016
U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year

Universal helmet laws would help save lives, report authors say

5/19/2016
Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

5/18/2016
Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes