Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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2/25/2015
Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk

Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

2/24/2015
U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes

2/23/2015
Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients

2/23/2015
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

2/23/2015
Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

2/19/2015
More Americans Dying From Hypothermia, CDC Says

Doctor offers tips to avoid dangerous drops in body temperatures during cold winter months

2/19/2015
Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts

Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus

2/19/2015
Healthy Eating Up Worldwide, But Unhealthy Eating Up Even More: Study

U.S. had one of the lowest-quality diets because of high consumption of bad foods

2/18/2015
Health Tip: Stranded During a Snowstorm

Suggestions to help you stay safe

2/17/2015
Chantix Linked to Higher Quit Rates in Certain Smokers: Study

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

2/13/2015
Beware the Bitter Cold

Expert gives tips on avoiding dangerous drops in body temperature, or hypothermia

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/13/2015
Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds

Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

2/11/2015
Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

2/11/2015
Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

2/11/2015
Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

2/10/2015
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

2/9/2015
Shorter Hours for Doctors Don't Lead to Expected Improvements: Study

Medical residents aren't less fatigued and patient care may be slightly worse, researchers say

2/5/2015
Health Tip: Practice Cell Phone Safety

Steps to avoid possible radiation exposure

2/3/2015
58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

2/2/2015
Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study

Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

2/1/2015
Stay Warm This Winter to Protect Your Health

Low body temperature can cause serious problems, experts say

1/29/2015
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

1/28/2015
Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

1/27/2015
Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

1/27/2015
Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

1/27/2015
Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

1/26/2015
How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard

Tips for protecting you, your family and your home

1/25/2015
Watch Out for Falling Icicles

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

1/23/2015
Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

1/22/2015
Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

1/20/2015
Test Your Home for Radon: EPA

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

1/20/2015
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

1/18/2015
Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter

Cold, snow are especially isolating for the elderly or disabled, expert says

1/17/2015
Take Steps to Avoid Winter Falls

Check the traction of your boots, keep your legs strong

1/13/2015
CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says

Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

1/13/2015
Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

1/11/2015
Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

Review finds injury from man or beast requires treatment to prevent infection

1/9/2015
Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report

The exposure came years after planes dropped the defoliant during Vietnam War

1/8/2015
Keeping Safe in a Big Freeze

Frostbite, malfunctioning home heaters are just two of the hazards, one expert says

1/6/2015
Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

1/3/2015
Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence?

Participation of community members is essential, researchers say

1/2/2015
U.S. Bicyclist Deaths on the Rise, Study Finds

Two-thirds of riders who died weren't wearing helmets, report notes

1/2/2015
Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Air Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers tips to lessen fire's health impact

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/30/2014
Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows

But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

12/30/2014
Bats May Have Triggered Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Study Says

Researchers rule out larger wildlife as the source of infection

12/29/2014
Pollution Plagues Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca

Air quality worsens at Saudi Arabian city, study finds

12/26/2014
Pack a Travel First-Aid Kit for the Holidays

Include prescription drugs, as well as OTC remedies for common problems, expert advises