Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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10/21/2014
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

10/20/2014
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

10/20/2014
Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

10/19/2014
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report

Among the recommendations: full body suits so no skin is showing

10/18/2014
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban

Government's moves must be 'guided by science,' he says

10/17/2014
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'

Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a reputation for handling political challenges

10/16/2014
U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa

Such a ban would make it much harder to track those who might be infected with Ebola, CDC director testifies

10/16/2014
1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland

Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

10/16/2014
Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center

Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Health officials play down risk to fellow passengers on trip from Cleveland to Dallas

10/15/2014
Heroism Seems to Be a Spontaneous Act

Study looked at more than 50 civilians who saved strangers, found they rescued without deliberation

10/15/2014
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Woman was on Cleveland-Dallas evening flight, first reported symptoms to hospital next morning

10/15/2014
For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

10/15/2014
Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

10/15/2014
Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

Follow the product's instructions carefully

10/14/2014
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure

They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

10/13/2014
Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Treatment Procedures at Dallas Hospital

CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals

10/13/2014
Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

10/13/2014
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50

10/13/2014
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report

It's not encouraged, and food and drink still not OK, experts say

10/13/2014
Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week

10/12/2014
New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola

About half of the 150 travelers who arrive daily in the U.S. from West Africa land at the airport

10/10/2014
Those Little Gas Spills When You Fill Up May Harm the Environment

Splashes add up to nearly 400 gallons a decade at typical service station, study says

10/10/2014
U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Screening of travelers from West Africa to begin Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

10/9/2014
West African Leaders Plead for More Ebola Aid

CDC director warns that the crisis is reminiscent of the early days of AIDS epidemic

10/9/2014
Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

10/8/2014
Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers From West Africa for Ebola

Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, U.S. officials say

10/8/2014
Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Says

Liberian national was first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States

10/7/2014
Dallas Ebola Patient on Ventilator, Getting Dialysis

Health officials report no other infections in the city

10/7/2014
Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'

Two studies show promising results

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

10/6/2014
Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

10/4/2014
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC

Nine people remain under close scrutiny, including patient's family and some health care workers

10/3/2014
Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas

They had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at a Dallas hospital for the disease

10/2/2014
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

Family members of Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital have been confined to their home in the city

10/2/2014
HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

10/2/2014
Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

9/30/2014
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

9/29/2014
Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/29/2014
Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

Make sure anchors are below ground

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/24/2014
Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice

Inspect the hair in a well-lit room

9/19/2014
More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

9/19/2014
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites