Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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9/5/2017
8/30/2017
Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

8/25/2017
Expert Tips to Avoid Accidental Poisonings at School

Keep sanitizers, other cleaning products out of children's reach

8/25/2017
Do Flame Retardants Hinder Infertility Treatments?

Study found link between exposure to a certain chemical and failed in-vitro fertilization attempts

8/25/2017
As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself

Forecasters say it could be worst such U.S. storm in a decade

8/21/2017
Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

8/18/2017
Gun Access May Drive Higher Suicide Rates in Rural Areas

Study findings are based on 12-year review of deaths in Maryland

8/17/2017
'Herd Immunity' May Be Curbing U.S. Zika Numbers

But smaller future outbreaks are likely, scientists warn

8/15/2017
Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

8/14/2017
Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

8/14/2017
Maybe That's Why It's Called Work

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

8/12/2017
An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning

Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

8/11/2017
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

8/11/2017
'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

8/10/2017
Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

8/9/2017
Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

Next step is to see if it works and for how long

8/2/2017
2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery

Saving leftover pills, and not storing them correctly, could lead to opioid misuse or abuse, researchers warn

7/31/2017
Earth Will Heat Up by End of Century

Study predicts there's only a 1 percent chance countries will meet the target set in Paris Agreement

7/31/2017
Climate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030

Worldwide outlook even more grim if nothing done to curb growing air pollution, researchers predict

7/31/2017
Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/25/2017
U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

7/25/2017
Sunscreen Safety Check

How many sunscreens meet recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology?

7/24/2017
Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

7/17/2017
7/12/2017
Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

7/9/2017
Keep Your Summer Cookouts Safe

Risk for foodborne illness rises along with the temperature

7/8/2017
Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

7/7/2017
Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

7/6/2017
Smoking On the Rise in Movies Aimed at Young: Study

Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco use

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

6/28/2017
Cosmetics Safety

The number of adverse events reported to the FDA involving cosmetics is increasing, study finds.

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

6/22/2017
Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

But auto accident deaths aren't on the rise in states where recreational pot is allowed, researchers say

6/21/2017
Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat

Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

6/20/2017
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

6/20/2017
Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D

Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe

6/19/2017
With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike

Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests

6/19/2017
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

6/17/2017
Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer

Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

6/16/2017
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study

Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection

6/16/2017
Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

6/16/2017
Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA

Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrine

6/14/2017
Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections

Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

6/14/2017
Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?

Survey finds they're a major worry for U.S. travelers, but many can't identify the annoying pests

6/14/2017
Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks

More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

6/14/2017