Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

9/18/2014
Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Task force created to craft a strategy to track, vanquish superbugs

9/18/2014
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/16/2014
Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

9/16/2014
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

9/12/2014
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

9/11/2014
Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks

Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

9/10/2014
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

9/9/2014
Injected Substance Used With CT Scans Seems Safe for Kidneys: Study

Iodine-based material a common way to enhance CT images, researchers say

9/9/2014
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

9/8/2014
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

9/7/2014
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/6/2014
Asian Camel Crickets Find a Home in U.S., Study Finds

Spiky-legged invaders won't harm humans, researchers say

9/5/2014
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/5/2014
9/4/2014
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

9/3/2014
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

9/3/2014
Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies

Girl's severe reaction traced to streptomycin-treated blueberries

9/2/2014
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

8/31/2014
Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan

Athletic trainers' group urges heightened awareness of deadly strikes

8/29/2014
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

8/29/2014
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

8/29/2014
European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

Trends in tourism, migration may have contributed to its spread, researchers say

8/28/2014
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say

8/28/2014
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

8/28/2014
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

8/27/2014
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

8/26/2014
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/22/2014
Neutering Project Curbed Feral Cat Population

Rates of impoundment, euthanasia dropped dramatically in targeted area, study says

8/22/2014
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

8/21/2014
Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

8/21/2014
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

8/21/2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Frequently discuss auto safety

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/12/2014
Health Tip: School Bus Safety

Show the child how to board, exit

8/8/2014
Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

8/3/2014
Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

8/2/2014
Shield Yourself From the Sun

Expert offers tips on avoiding, treating sunburn

7/31/2014
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

Make an informed selection

7/31/2014
7/28/2014
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids