Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

5/29/2013
One in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says

Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases

5/26/2013
Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction

Docs offer safety tips to protect fingers, hands and feet

5/24/2013
High Cadmium Levels May Raise Risk for Dying From Liver Disease: Study

Tobacco smoke most common source of exposure to heavy metal, researchers add

5/23/2013
Shortage of Key Drug Hampering U.S. Efforts to Control TB: Report

Many health departments have altered treatment practices; CDC officials working to solve the problem

5/20/2013
5/20/2013
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

5/16/2013
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions

Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/15/2013
Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety

Chatter, music and equipment sounds reduced surgeons' speech comprehension in small study

5/15/2013
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Blood levels from nighttime dose of sleep aid can remain too high the next morning, agency says

5/14/2013
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis

Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

5/14/2013
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

5/13/2013
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

5/8/2013
Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Prom

Avoid crash dieting, drinking

5/7/2013
Gasoline Poisonings in Kids Spike During Summer: Study

Children can die when toxic chemicals are stored in water bottles or other harmless-looking containers, experts warn

5/6/2013
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey

Cell phone chats most common, but distractions also include grooming, Web surfing and child care

5/2/2013
Only 1 in 5 Americans Gets Enough Exercise: CDC

Picture brighter for aerobic exercise than for muscle-strengthening, report finds

4/29/2013
New Guidelines Suggest HIV Screening for All Adults

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says effectiveness of newer treatments, especially if given early, prompted change

4/26/2013
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

Event is an attempt to prevent the misuse of household meds, drug enforcement officials say

4/26/2013
Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon

Swedish researchers detected signs of recent cocaine, marijuana, narcotic and other substance use

4/25/2013
No Evidence That New Bird Flu Passes Between People: Study

But researchers cautioned that genetic makeup of the H7N9 virus is changing to adapt it for mammal infection

4/24/2013
Many Who Got Thyroid Cancer After Chernobyl Still Alive: Study

Finding gives hope to those exposed to radiation in other nuclear disasters, researchers say

4/24/2013
Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report

But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot