Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

8/25/2011
East Coast Urged to Prepare as Hurricane Irene Approaches

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

8/24/2011
2 Salmonella Outbreaks Traced to Baby Chicks, Ducklings

CDC says they came from the same mail-order hatchery in Ohio

8/24/2011
East Coast Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

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

8/23/2011
5.8-Magnitude Quake Unnerves East Coast

No reports of serious injuries

8/19/2011
Paper Money Worldwide Tainted With BPA: Study

Probable source of the illness-linked chemical is nearby cash-register receipts, researchers say

8/19/2011
Celiac Disease on the Rise in U.S.

Speculation on increase in digestive disorder centers on improvements in sanitation and hygiene

8/19/2011
Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report

But few get the recommended immunizations, experts say

8/19/2011
Children With Food Allergies Often Face Skepticism

Study found that even family and friends can be less than supportive

8/18/2011
Cases of Legionnaire's Disease Tripled in 10 Years

Most people recover with antibiotic treatment, CDC says

8/16/2011
U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall

Pai You Guo supplement contains drugs banned in U.S. for increasing stroke, cancer, heart attack risk

8/15/2011
Radiation From Japan Reached California Coast in Just Days

Level apparently harmless, but study provides insight into pollution's travel

8/12/2011
Get Rid of Standing Water to Protect From Mosquitoes

Many urban dwellers don't bother to take steps to discourage mosquito breeding, study finds

8/11/2011
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Turkey Sickens More People

Number of infected people is probably much higher than reported, expert says

8/8/2011
Kids Can Safely Play Sports in Hot Weather: Experts

Updated American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement stresses risk reduction

8/7/2011
Treat Gasoline With Respect

Gas fires cause 500 deaths, 10,000 emergency room visits each year

8/5/2011
Household Mold During Infancy May Trigger Asthma

Kids exposed to mold as babies were three times more likely to develop the lung condition

8/4/2011
Many Military Vets in College Plagued By Thoughts of Suicide

They're six times more likely than other students to attempt it, study shows

8/3/2011
Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella

Poultry from Africa carrying S. Kentucky strain may have been a source of infection in Europeans

8/2/2011
Antipsychotic Doesn't Ease PTSD in Vets, Study Finds

Despite widespread use, risperidone did not reduce symptoms, improve quality of life

8/1/2011
Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk

Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

7/30/2011
Smartphones Really Are Habit-Forming: Study

You may be 'systematically distracted' from more important things, researcher says