Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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8/19/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mercury Exposure

Limit certain fish in their diet

8/16/2013
Health Reporter Nearly Killed by Food Poisoning

She recovered from E. coli, but not before nine days in the ICU and another 10 days in the hospital

8/16/2013
When It Comes to Food, Be Safe Not Sorry

Experts offer advice to ensure healthy eating

8/12/2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds

One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

8/9/2013
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 307 in 37 States

CDC says infections are linked to baby poultry from multiple hatcheries

8/8/2013
8/1/2013
U.S. Gun Violence: Murders Down, Suicides Up, CDC Reports

Limiting access to guns is the only solution, expert says

7/29/2013
Health Tip: Giving Baby a Pacifier

Make sure it doesn't pose a choking risk

7/26/2013
Germs in the Gym

Basketballs, volleyballs can be magnets for bacteria, study finds

7/25/2013
Health Tip: Use Baby Pools Safely

Don't leave children unattended

7/25/2013
Health Tip: Mental Status Affects Your Driving

Pull over if you're upset or angry

7/23/2013
Bright Lights, Safe Cities

Risk of death from injuries higher in rural areas of U.S., study finds

7/22/2013
TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds

As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds

7/21/2013
FDA Warns of Sunscreen Spray's Flammability Risk

Avoid open flames after application, agency advises

7/17/2013
No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review

But worrisome symptoms could merit a visit to the doctor, experts say

7/16/2013
2012 Texas West Nile Outbreak Linked to Mild Winter

Lessons learned in deadly resurgence may point the way to prevention, expert says

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/12/2013
West Nile Spraying Safe in Short Term: Study

California researchers found Sacramento County residents had no immediate health problems after pesticide was applied

7/8/2013
Your Internet Medical Search Isn't Private, Study Finds

Companies track and sell the information, researcher says

7/8/2013
Listeria Outbreak Prompts Cheese Recall

1 person dead, 4 sickened; source seems to be Wisconsin company, CDC says

7/8/2013
Boys With Guns at High Risk of Assault: Study

1 in 4 young people treated in ER after violent attack admitted having a gun

7/5/2013
Perils of Grilling Go Far Beyond Charred Food

Flash fires from lingering vapors pose serious risks

7/5/2013
Check Your Summer Burn IQ

From grills to fireworks to hot sand, danger lurks

7/4/2013
Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

Experts' best advice: Leave lighting to professionals and enjoy the spectacle

7/4/2013
Health Tip: If You're Inline Skating

Here's how to apply the brake

7/3/2013
Some Farm Workers Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

Findings raise concerns about U.S. livestock production

7/2/2013
6/30/2013
Fireworks Displays Spark Safety Concerns

Doctors share tips for injury-free Fourth of July celebration

6/28/2013
Health Tip: Considering an Oral Piercing?

There may be serious health risks

6/28/2013
Health Tip: Watch Kids Closely at the Playground

Before play begins, make sure the area is safe

6/26/2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/24/2013
Contaminated Home Wells Found Near Pa. Fracking Site: Study

Methane detected in higher-than-normal concentrations in drinking water less than a kilometer from shale work

6/22/2013
Take Safety Measures Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Supervision, pool maintenance and teaching children to swim all key to enjoying the water

6/21/2013
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pool accidents top the list

6/20/2013
6/19/2013
Health Tip: Create an Escape Plan at Home

Devise exit routes in case of fire

6/13/2013
6/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn

Make sure kids maintain a safe distance

6/12/2013
Even 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

They cause mental distraction that can lead to crashes, experts warn

6/12/2013
Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation

Rid the crib of pillows, blankets and stuffed animals

6/11/2013
CDC: 87 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

All infections traced to product sold at Costco stores, agency says

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

6/10/2013
6/6/2013
61 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

CDC says recalled product was sold at Costco, Harris Teeter stores

6/6/2013
MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S., Experts Say

New strain will most likely weaken over time, infection specialists explain

6/5/2013
49 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

CDC says recalled product was sold at Costco, Harris Teeter stores

6/4/2013
Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder to Be Prepared

Expert advises having a disaster plan in place for unexpected severe weather

5/30/2013
1 in 5 Americans Goes to the ER Each Year: CDC

Report found those on Medicaid were more likely to do so than the uninsured, privately insured