Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/12/2012
Docs' Sensitivity to Patients' Feelings Tied to Good Outcomes

Doctors with high empathy scores have patients with lower rates of serious complications, study shows

9/11/2012
When Prescription Drugs Go OTC, Ads Talk Less of Harms: Study

Two different federal agencies monitor each, researcher explains

9/10/2012
Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea

While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

9/9/2012
Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts

Kids, whether traveling by bus, bike, car or foot, should be taught how to avoid accidents

9/8/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Help Keep Fall Sports Injury Free

Football, soccer, volleyball players urged to take proper safety measures

9/7/2012
The Plague: It's Still With Us

Colorado girl likely the fourth infected in this 'average year,' CDC says

9/6/2012
U.S. Health Care System Wastes $750B Annually, Report Finds

More needs to be to done to reduce 'inefficiences,' Institute of Medicine panel says

9/6/2012
Third of Hospital Staff Say Hand-Washing Reminders Unwelcome

Reasons ranged from professional embarrassment to possible legal fallout, survey finds

9/6/2012
Laundry Detergent Packs Pose Poisoning Threat to Toddlers

The colorful, liquid-filled pods look like toys or treats, experts say

9/5/2012
More Americans Get Effective HIV Treatment, Study Says

And they appear to be less infectious

8/31/2012
Feces-Linked Bacteria Found at Lake Erie Beaches

High levels of Arcobacter indicate fecal contamination, researcher notes

8/30/2012
Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds

Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

8/30/2012
Tiny Batteries Pose Growing Threat to Kids

So-called button batteries can cause choking and death, report warns

8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/28/2012
Add Hurricane Menu to Your Storm Prep, Experts Say

Stock up on nonperishables, protein sources, powdered milk

8/23/2012
Tap Water Used in Neti Pots Tied to Rare, Fatal Brain Infection

Boiled or filtered water safer for preparation, expert says

8/22/2012
Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/18/2012
Chemicals From Soaps, Cleansers Found in Minnesota Waterways

Overuse of antimicrobials can promote drug-resistant germs, researchers warn

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat

Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/15/2012
High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study

More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Many Test Results Left Unread as Patients Leave Hospital: Study

Electronic records could prevent important information from falling through cracks, expert says

8/12/2012
Safety Eyewear Can Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

Back-to-school season can mean more eye injuries, expert warns

8/10/2012
'Greening' Vacant Lots May Boost Safety

Well-tended parcels linked to decline in violent crime, small study shows

8/10/2012
Workers With Disabilities More Prone to Injuries: Study

Falls, transportation were leading causes, U.S. study found

8/9/2012
Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC

Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

8/1/2012
Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids' Teeth

As Americans rely less on tap water, lack of fluoride could be a concern, experts say

8/1/2012
7/30/2012
'Women and Children First?' Not So, Says Study

But critic questions conclusions about who is saved first during ship sinkings

7/26/2012
Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy

After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

7/26/2012
Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs

But this strain isn't very contagious, CDC says

7/25/2012
Airports in N.Y., L.A., Hawaii Deemed Worst for Pandemic Spread

MIT researchers calculated which locations are most likely to play a role in disease dispersal

7/24/2012
33 Sickened by Salmonella Linked to Ground Beef: CDC

Illnesses reported in 7 states; consumers who freeze meat should check for recalled product

7/20/2012
Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll

Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

7/20/2012
Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health

Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

7/20/2012
Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings

Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

7/19/2012
Tornadoes Don't Have to Be Deadly, Experts Say

Having a 'safe room' nearby, staying alert to warnings key to saving lives, CDC notes

7/19/2012
Disabled Americans Battle for Access to Hotel Pools

Government mandate to retrofit public pools for the disabled has become a hot dispute with the hotel industry

7/19/2012
7/19/2012
Health Tip: Rules for the Pool

Don't let anyone swim alone.

7/18/2012
Infection With 2 HIV Strains Slows Disease Progression

For people infected with HIV-2 and then HIV-1, it takes longer for AIDS to develop, study finds

7/16/2012
Health Tip: Keep Cool in Extreme Heat

Drink plenty of water and wear light clothing

7/12/2012
Electric Fans May Have No Effect in Extreme Heat: Study

U.K. researchers find no solid evidence either way on their use in heat waves, call for more studies

7/12/2012
Reused Vials, Unsafe Injections Threatening Patients: CDC

At least 10 people were hospitalized in two states, report found

7/12/2012
Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware

Scant background checks of aides often leave frail elderly vulnerable, researchers say