Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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11/3/2014
NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement

Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says

10/31/2014
Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

10/30/2014
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

10/30/2014
World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

10/30/2014
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision

10/29/2014
Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

10/29/2014
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

10/29/2014
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/28/2014
Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak

10/27/2014
CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

10/27/2014
N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

10/26/2014
White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive

10/25/2014
New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

10/25/2014
Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Make sure costumes are visible, discard homemade goodies, expert advises

10/24/2014
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

10/24/2014
New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition

Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

10/23/2014
Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

10/23/2014
All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

10/22/2014
Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center

10/22/2014
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

10/22/2014
Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

10/21/2014
Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC

Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation

10/21/2014
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

10/21/2014
Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry

10/21/2014
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

10/20/2014
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

10/20/2014
Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

10/19/2014
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report

Among the recommendations: full body suits so no skin is showing

10/18/2014
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban

Government's moves must be 'guided by science,' he says

10/17/2014
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'

Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a reputation for handling political challenges

10/16/2014
U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa

Such a ban would make it much harder to track those who might be infected with Ebola, CDC director testifies

10/16/2014
1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland

Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

10/16/2014
Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center

Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Health officials play down risk to fellow passengers on trip from Cleveland to Dallas

10/15/2014
Heroism Seems to Be a Spontaneous Act

Study looked at more than 50 civilians who saved strangers, found they rescued without deliberation

10/15/2014
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

10/15/2014
Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC

Woman was on Cleveland-Dallas evening flight, first reported symptoms to hospital next morning

10/15/2014
For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

10/15/2014
Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

10/15/2014
Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

Follow the product's instructions carefully

10/14/2014
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure

They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

10/13/2014
Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Treatment Procedures at Dallas Hospital

CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals

10/13/2014
Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

10/13/2014
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50

10/13/2014
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report

It's not encouraged, and food and drink still not OK, experts say

10/13/2014
Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week

10/12/2014
New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola

About half of the 150 travelers who arrive daily in the U.S. from West Africa land at the airport

10/10/2014
Those Little Gas Spills When You Fill Up May Harm the Environment

Splashes add up to nearly 400 gallons a decade at typical service station, study says

10/10/2014
U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Screening of travelers from West Africa to begin Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

10/9/2014
West African Leaders Plead for More Ebola Aid

CDC director warns that the crisis is reminiscent of the early days of AIDS epidemic