Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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9/16/2013
CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Report cites overuse of antibiotics as key to the life-threatening problem

9/12/2013
States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Murders: Study

Researchers looked at 30 years of data from all 50 states

9/11/2013
Health Tip: Climbing at the Playground

Make sure equipment is age-appropriate

9/9/2013
Recycled Wastewater Safe for Crop Irrigation, Study Says

'Reassuringly low' levels of medications, personal care products found in food grown with treated sewage water

9/6/2013
Sleepy Teens Seem at Higher Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

Virtual-reality study found those who lacked adequate sleep at greater risk of injury

9/5/2013
U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC

Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

9/3/2013
Hospital-Acquired Infections Cost $10 Billion a Year: Study

Five most common health care-associated infections strike 440,000 U.S. patients each year

9/3/2013
Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat

Make sure it's installed properly

8/30/2013
New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds

But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

8/29/2013
Toddlers Can Die From Swallowing Parents' Drug Detox Meds

Buprenorphine responsible for 2,380 poison cases, 4 deaths in less than 3 years, study found

8/29/2013
8/29/2013
Health Tip: Cleaning Up From a Flood

Don't forget personal hygiene

8/28/2013
Health Tip: Be Ready for a Hurricane

Stay tuned to weather on the TV or radio

8/27/2013
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

8/22/2013
CDC Frees Up Drug That Fights Brain-Eating Amoeba

2 U.S. children have recently been infected and made severely ill with amoeba found in freshwater

8/21/2013
8/20/2013
Researchers Prove Carbon Monoxide Passes Through Walls

Finding points out importance of having alarms, even if no source of the lethal gas is in the home itself

8/20/2013
8/20/2013
Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around

Never leave a child unsupervised near water

8/19/2013
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks

1 in 5 neurologists unaware of updated safety risks identified by FDA, survey finds

8/19/2013
U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC

Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year

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