Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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8/28/2014
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say

8/28/2014
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

8/28/2014
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

8/27/2014
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

8/26/2014
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/22/2014
Neutering Project Curbed Feral Cat Population

Rates of impoundment, euthanasia dropped dramatically in targeted area, study says

8/22/2014
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

8/21/2014
Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

8/21/2014
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

8/21/2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Frequently discuss auto safety

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/12/2014
Health Tip: School Bus Safety

Show the child how to board, exit

8/8/2014
Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel

8/3/2014
Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

8/2/2014
Shield Yourself From the Sun

Expert offers tips on avoiding, treating sunburn

7/31/2014
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

Make an informed selection

7/31/2014
7/28/2014
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

7/25/2014
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