Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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5/6/2015
'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

5/5/2015
Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers

5/3/2015
Be a Responsible Camper

Tips for minimizing your impact on the environment

4/30/2015
Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms

Health officials detail rare, multiple-case infection

4/29/2015
Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist

Expert clarifies age and size requirements

4/29/2015
Company to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says amount would fill 15 tractor trailers; move will cost more than $2.5 million

4/28/2015
Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

4/27/2015
Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving

New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

4/27/2015
More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

4/24/2015
2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

4/24/2015
Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

4/22/2015
Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

4/22/2015
Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds

Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

4/21/2015
Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move

4/20/2015
'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

4/17/2015
More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

4/16/2015
Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

4/16/2015
About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes

But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

4/14/2015
Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

4/14/2015
Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

4/14/2015
Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

Suggestions for safer use

4/13/2015
U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC'

Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks

4/12/2015
The Inside Dish on Barbecue Safety

Watching out for spoilage is critical, expert says

4/10/2015
Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings

CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods

4/10/2015
Smartphones Could Be Early Warning System for Earthquakes

Technology could detect problems and alert people in developing countries

4/9/2015
4/8/2015
Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

4/7/2015
As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening's Pitfalls

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers safety tips

4/6/2015
Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study

Researchers believe thousands of fatalities could be avoided each year

4/3/2015
Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

4/2/2015
Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients

Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report

4/1/2015
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

Brush up on swimming safety

3/31/2015
Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

Risk of foodborne illness is much greater without pasteurization

3/27/2015
2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide

But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

3/26/2015
CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

3/26/2015
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

3/20/2015
Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

3/20/2015
Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe to Eat, FDA Says

Regulators also said they are as nutritious as conventional produce

3/19/2015
Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

3/16/2015
American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

3/16/2015
Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

3/13/2015
Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

3/12/2015
Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

3/12/2015
More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

3/11/2015
Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

3/5/2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

2/27/2015
Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

2/27/2015
ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

2/27/2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

2/26/2015
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians