Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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7/23/2014
Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

7/18/2014
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

7/16/2014
AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report

Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

7/15/2014
Health Tip: Watch for Warning Signs of Choking

Including difficulty breathing

7/11/2014
Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says

Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

7/11/2014
CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

7/6/2014
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

7/5/2014
Be Safe When Mowing The Lawn

If children are tasked with chore, be sure they understand the risks and know how to cut grass safely

7/4/2014
Houseboats Can Carry Hidden Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Hazardous concentrations from some gas generators can accumulate near the rear deck, experts say

7/3/2014
Stay Safe On The Roads This July Fourth

Nearly 400 people may die in accidents over holiday weekend, National Safety Council estimates

7/3/2014
Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips

But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

7/2/2014
If You Can't Stand the Heat . . .

Health officials offer tips for coping with summer's soaring temps

7/2/2014
Injuries, Violence Are Leading Causes of Death for Young Americans

CDC researcher calls for broader preventive measures

7/1/2014
Have a Fun -- But Safe -- Fourth of July

Hands, head, eyes at greatest risk for injury with at-home fireworks, expert says

7/1/2014
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report

Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

6/26/2014
Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

6/25/2014
Is All That TV Killing You?

Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

6/25/2014
1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

6/25/2014
Health Tip: Use Lawn Mowers Safely

Make sure you read instructions

6/24/2014
Health Tip: Safer Use of Fireworks

Take precautions when children are near

6/23/2014
Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

6/22/2014
Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

6/21/2014
For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

6/20/2014
CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax

No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

6/18/2014
Health Tip: Set Rules About Bunk Beds

Top bunk shouldn't be used by kids under 6

6/12/2014
Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place

6/9/2014
Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

But experts disagree on findings' significance

6/6/2014
Use Prescription Painkillers Safely

Experts offer tips on how to avoid accidental overdose, addiction

6/5/2014
People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year

H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

6/5/2014
Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children

Seat them in the back of the car

6/3/2014
Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases

Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/29/2014
5/28/2014
Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

5/27/2014
Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People

Vaccine, antiviral treatments make it worthwhile to spot chronic condition early, researcher says

5/24/2014
Jump in, Just Don't Swallow the Water

Kiddie pools are hotspots of bacteria, expert says

5/23/2014
Fewer Americans Believe E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes: Study

But e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity, with sales nearing $1.7 billion

5/22/2014
Yelp Can Help Spot Food Poisonings at Restaurants

The online review service was used to identify several foodborne outbreaks in New York City

5/20/2014
Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners

Study focused on MRSA and E. coli bacteria

5/19/2014
Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

5/19/2014
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Shopping Carts

Suggestions to prevent tipping and injuries

5/16/2014
New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial

Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

5/15/2014
Water Poses More Danger for Black Youths Than Whites: CDC

Evidence suggests they are less likely to have been taught basic swimming skills, researcher notes

5/15/2014
As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

5/14/2014
Hand Microbes Might Reflect Where, How You Live

Finding suggests that studies in this area should include people from different regions

5/13/2014
Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

5/12/2014
Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy

Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

5/9/2014
Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day

FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

5/8/2014
CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections

Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly, agency notes

5/6/2014
Motorcycle Accidents Claiming Fewer American Lives

Statistics show drop in fatalities last year, but poor riding weather, not better safety, may be reason why