Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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12/5/2011
Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure

Finding is preliminary; poison expert downplays health risk

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

11/30/2011
Most U.S. Drivers Engage in 'Distracting' Behaviors: Poll

Cellphone talk, texting, even applying makeup: Most know it's dangerous, but many do it anyway

11/30/2011
New Hip Implants No Better Than Older Ones, Study Finds

Not enough data to tell which device is best, researchers say

11/18/2011
FDA Revokes Approval of Avastin for Breast Cancer

Drug isn't safe or effective for women with metastatic disease, agency says

11/16/2011
Health Tip: Why Antibiotic Resistance Is Serious

It can lead to life-threatening infections

11/14/2011
Health Tip: Make Your Garage Safer

Here are some organization suggestions

11/10/2011
Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds

Drugs and counseling can double, triple odds of success, experts say

11/4/2011
Newer Not Necessarily Better for Football Helmet Design

Comparison of old 'leatherhead' and modern polycarbonate helmets shows updates still needed

11/4/2011
Change in Hepatitis Screening May Save Lives, Money

Researchers favor testing those born from 1945 to 1965

11/3/2011
Too Many Meds May Be More Problem Than Cure

With people taking growing numbers of drugs, risks are multiplying, experts warn

11/3/2011
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 29

Another 139 people sickened in 28 states, CDC reports

10/31/2011
'Hard Hats' Still Have High Rates of Injury, Illness: Report

Hazards faced by construction workers need to be reduced, expert says

10/31/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/29/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/26/2011
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28

Another 133 people sickened in 26 states, CDC reports

10/24/2011
BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

10/20/2011
Food Nutrition Labels Must Be Made Simpler, Experts Say

Doing so would make it easy for people to make healthy choices, IOM committee says

10/19/2011
FDA: Dirty Conditions Likely to Blame for Listeria Outbreak at Cantaloupe Farm

Toll now stands at 25 people dead, 123 sickened in 26 states

10/17/2011
Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Billions, CDC Reports

Most of burden borne by government, but drinkers and their families also pay a price

10/14/2011
Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges

Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

10/14/2011
Teen Crash Risk High in First Month of Driving, Study Finds

Speeding, inattention, failing to yield are most common mistakes, research shows

10/14/2011
TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat

At least 100 people have tested positive for the respiratory ailment

10/13/2011
Neighborhoods With Busy Intersections Discourage Children's Play

Study shows that kids who live in high traffic areas less active than those who live on quiet streets

10/12/2011
Death Toll From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak Now Stands at 23

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, CDC says

10/12/2011
Pot Smoking May More Than Double Crash Risk

Driving dangers rise as marijuana potency and frequency increase, study finds

10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

10/7/2011
21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, experts say

10/6/2011
National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.

Findings will guide FDA in creating programs, policies to eliminate smoking

10/6/2011
Swimming Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Injuries: CDC

Agency offers recommendations to cut down on risks

10/5/2011
18 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, experts say

10/4/2011
Drunk Driving Declines in U.S.

Still, there are about 300,000 incidents a day, and 11,000 traffic deaths annually, CDC says

9/30/2011
Anthrax Attack Plans Need to Be Handled Locally, Report Says

Institute of Medicine committee recommends local officials plan antibiotic distribution

9/28/2011
Listeria Outbreak Is Deadliest in More Than a Decade

Illnesses linked to tainted cantaloupes have already claimed 13 lives, CDC reports

9/26/2011
Check Plastic Surgeon's Credentials or Risk Tragic Results, Experts Warn

Some doctors lack training and certification, botch operations, plastic surgeons say

9/22/2011
Infections Linked to Swimming, Drinking Water: CDC

134 recreational water illness outbreaks caused nearly 14,000 illnesses during 2007-08

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/16/2011
Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Adults need protection from array of diseases beyond the flu, experts say

9/16/2011
Fear Proves Prime Motivator for Vaccinations

Former health official says H1N1 scare shows what pushes people to get needed shots

9/12/2011
For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate

Concern about family and friends, fear of flying and anxiety top the list, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

9/9/2011
A Little Dirt May Be a Good Thing

Some experts say the body must learn to tolerate germs to protect itself from health problems

9/6/2011
Tick-borne Illness May Lurk in Blood Supply

Researchers say screening test for babesiosis in donated blood needed

9/2/2011
Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year

Experts give tips for avoiding car accidents while walking to school

9/1/2011
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market

Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

8/30/2011
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies

Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

8/30/2011
Bacterial Strain Behind 'Black Death' Plague Is Likely Extinct: Study

Analysis of medieval bones finds Y. pestis has changed over the centuries

8/29/2011
Simple Safety Steps Can Make Back to School a Breeze

Parents need to take care of health, safety concerns of kids, experts say

8/28/2011
Irene Downgraded to Tropical Storm But Still a Threat

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store supplies, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/27/2011
Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall Over North Carolina

Feds say East Coast residents should shore up homes, store supplies, and monitor radio, TV for info

8/26/2011
Hurricane Irene Starts Assault on East Coast

Feds say residents should shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info