Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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3/24/2013
U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children

3/24/2013
Play It Smart When It Comes to Lightning

Sports trainers offer safety tips on ways to stay safe

3/22/2013
FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation of Public Defibrillators

Agency isn't recalling the cardiac-arrest devices, but wants to require pre-market approval

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/21/2013
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

3/18/2013
Health Tip: Practice Winter Sports Safety

Protect kids from injuries

3/15/2013
Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies

But travelers can take steps to reduce their risk of allergic reaction, study suggests

3/15/2013
Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke

Steer clear to avoid breathing problems

3/14/2013
Health Tip: Broil Fish for a Healthy Dinner

Follow these cooking guidelines

3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/13/2013
ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

3/13/2013
Study Confirms Slight Rise in Paralysis Risk After Swine Flu Shot

Less than 2 'excess' cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome found per 1 million vaccinations

3/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Careful With Kids Around Water at Home

Follow safety guidelines around bathrooms

3/12/2013
Health Tip: Childproof the Laundry Area

Make sure kids don't have access to potential dangers

3/11/2013
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

3/8/2013
Space Heater Safety Tips Can Help Prevent Burns, Fires

Experts give advice on where to place, how to use devices

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/8/2013
3/7/2013
3/6/2013
Do More Gun Laws Mean Fewer Gun Deaths?

Study says that seems to be the case, but at least one expert calls the research flawed

3/6/2013
Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA

Some can cause serious harm, agency warns

3/5/2013
Tornado Survivors Surprisingly Optimistic, Study Finds

This could be a problem if people don't feel they need to prepare for future disasters

3/5/2013
'Nightmare' Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals, Nursing Homes: CDC

Half of those infected die from this antibiotic-resistant bacteria

3/5/2013
Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

3/4/2013
Health Tip: Cook Eggs the Right Way

To prevent food-related illness

2/27/2013
Foods Might Serve Up High Levels of Chemicals Found in Plastics

Manufacturing process might introduce hormone-disrupting chemicals into dairy products, spices, researcher says

2/25/2013
Primary Care Doctors Can Make the Wrong Call

Study finds missed diagnoses happen with many common conditions; often traced to communication breakdowns

2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/21/2013
U.S. AIDS-Relief Plan a Success, Report Finds

Now it's time to involve partner countries in maintaining gains, Institute of Medicine says

2/21/2013
2/19/2013
Health Tip: Using a Hot Tub

Don't swallow any of the water

2/18/2013
Health Tip: Sled Safely

Make sure an adult is always watching

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/13/2013
Report Calls for Better U.S. Efforts to Fight Counterfeit Drugs

Institute of Medicine panel says international cooperation also needed to combat public health threat

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/8/2013
Winter Storm Hazard: Snowblower Injuries

Broken bones, amputation possible if safety precautions not followed, expert warns

2/6/2013
FDA Issues Another Warning on Fake Version of Cancer Drug Avastin

Patients who take the product would get no benefit, agency says

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

2/1/2013
Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study

Goal is to teach family, friends what to do when someone has taken too many pills

1/31/2013
More Child Gun Injuries in States With Self-Defense Laws

But study found no improvement from other laws meant to curb children's access to firearms

1/28/2013
Poll Finds Broad Support for Tougher Gun Laws

And NRA members endorse measures such as background checks for all gun sales

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
Drivers' Attitudes While Learning May Predict Future Road Performance

Study ties early views on unsafe behaviors to speeding tickets later

1/24/2013
Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

1/23/2013
Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume

U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium

1/22/2013
Hospital Readmissions All Too Common, U.S. Studies Find

It's a complex, system-wide problem, expert says

1/22/2013
1/20/2013
Winter Sports Safety: Preparation Is Key

Orthopedic surgeons offer tips for cold-weather workouts

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/18/2013
Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers