Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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5/17/2010
ER Docs Predict Jump in Emergency Room Visits

Despite health reform, they expect more crowding, fewer lifesaving services, survey shows

5/15/2010
At Any Age, Helmets Make Riding Safer

Cyclists urged to put a lid on brain injuries and deaths

5/14/2010
Safety Training Makes for Safer Mining

Study found severe injuries dropped after federally mandated worker education

5/12/2010
Green Light Exposure Can Reset Body Clock

Blue light works best, but study shows green light could also be a treatment

5/12/2010
Prevention Program Spares Seniors More Falls

Cost of such intense intervention still a question mark, experts note

5/10/2010
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Heart Disease, Death

Danger comes from microscopic contaminants from fuel combustion, report says

5/7/2010
Cancer Society Says U.S. Report Failed to Prove Health Risks

President's Cancer Panel called for more public awareness of harm from common chemicals

5/6/2010
U.S. Must Do More to Cut Cases of Environmental Cancers

President's Cancer Panel report urges more public awareness of harm from common chemicals

5/5/2010
Bar Codes Cut Down on Hospital Medication Errors

Study found electronic safety system halved potentially adverse events

5/4/2010
Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

More than one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early childhood immunizations

5/4/2010
5/4/2010
No One Antidepressant Raises Suicide Risk More Than Others

Study doesn't find any particular class of these medications more safe

5/2/2010
Kids Suffer When Parents Choose Between Health Care, Bills

Children in these homes are at greater risk of developmental delays, hospitalization, study finds

4/30/2010
'Killer' Fungus Not So Deadly

Experts say C. gattii not infecting as many as believed in Pacific Northwest

4/29/2010
Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says

Concerns about H1N1 flu likely motivated people to get vaccinated, experts say

4/26/2010
Four Unhealthy Behaviors Linked to Premature Death

People who smoke, drink, rarely exercise, and skimp on fruits and veggies die earlier than usual, study finds

4/25/2010
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection

Young women are especially likely to develop skin cancer, experts say

4/23/2010
FDA Targets Safety Problems With Infusion Drug Pumps

More than 56,000 reports of problems, 500 deaths have prompted agency to act

4/22/2010
Potentially Lethal Airborne Fungus May Spread to California

Unlike typical strains, new pathogen can attack healthy people, researchers say

4/22/2010
Younger Workers Face Higher Injury, Death Rates

CDC calls on employers to make job settings safer

4/22/2010
Motorcycle Fatalities Drop Sharply in U.S.

Report says poor economy, better safety enforcement helped end 11 years of increases

4/16/2010
Tainted Produce More Common for Low-Income Shoppers

Fruit and salads sold in poor neighborhoods contain more bacteria, study finds

4/15/2010
Experts Urge Fixes for Clinical Trials System in 'Crisis'

Federal report says more funding, streamlined procedures will help save lives long-term

4/15/2010
Prescriptions Translated to Spanish Could Be Hazardous to Health

Computer translation programs give confusing, incomplete instructions, study finds

4/15/2010
Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits

A drop in preventable injuries in California hospitals is linked to a decrease in patient lawsuits, study finds

4/8/2010
Chemicals in Beauty Products Tied to Early Puberty in Girls

Study links presence in lotions and shampoos, for instance, to breast development

4/7/2010
9/11 Rescue Workers Suffered Permanent Lung Damage

Many Trade Center first responders still struggle with wheezing, shortness of breath, study finds

4/6/2010
Health Tip: Babyproofing the House

Help keep your child safe

4/5/2010
Health Tip: Practice Baseball Safety

Don't forget the protective gear

3/29/2010
Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases

New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

3/28/2010
Watch Out for Lyme Disease

Risk is highest from April to October

3/25/2010
Topical Drugs May Pollute Waterways

Showering can release pharmaceuticals into the environment, experts warn

3/22/2010
Health Tip: Reduce Baby's Exposure to BPA

The chemical is found in many plastics

3/22/2010
Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child

Case illustrates that people who chose not to vaccinate put others at risk, researcher says

3/18/2010
FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids

Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

3/17/2010
Abusive Men Often Rationalize Their Behavior

Many think domestic violence is much more common than it is, researchers say

3/16/2010
Chemical in Bananas Might Combat HIV Infection

Study found it was as potent as two current HIV drugs, could be added to vaginal microbicides

3/13/2010
Eye Health and Safety Should Be Job One

Spotlight focuses on work-related risks during Save Your Vision month

3/10/2010
H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study

Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

3/9/2010
Kids Who Get Flu Shots Protect the Unvaccinated

Inoculating children can prevent influenza from spreading, experts say

3/9/2010
Health Tip: Don't Drive Distracted

Pay attention behind the wheel

3/5/2010
Identifying Older Drivers at Risk of Crashes

Occupational therapists may be of help, researchers say

3/3/2010
Food-borne Illnesses in U.S. Cost $152B Annually

Report urges Congress to pass vigorous food-safety legislation

3/2/2010
Asthma Rates Rising Across the U.S.

Prevalence varies significantly between states, CDC report shows

3/1/2010
Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety

Although most get their children inoculated, concerns persist, study found

2/26/2010
More Familiar Roads More Dangerous for Drivers

Study found they showed lower brain activity when on routes they knew well

2/25/2010
Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC

The recommendation will take effect for the next influenza season

2/23/2010
Doctors Working Less, Earning Less

Seven percent drop in hours may lead to physician shortages, researchers say

2/22/2010
Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible

Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn

2/21/2010
Realistic Physical Goals Can Make You a Winner

Activity plan based on enjoyment and fitness level works best, expert says