Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

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