Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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9/3/2010
Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away

Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

9/3/2010
As Hurricane Earl Hits East Coast, Residents Urged to Brace Themselves

Feds advise shoring up homes, storing water and food, and monitoring radio, TV

9/2/2010
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

9/2/2010
East Coast Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Earl: FEMA

Feds advise shoring up homes, storing water and food, and monitoring radio, TV

8/31/2010
East Coast Should Prepare for Hurricane Earl: FEMA

Feds advise residents to shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info on risks and evacuation

8/31/2010
8/30/2010
FDA Finds Rodents, Manure Piles at Farms in Egg Recall

Agency official cites 'failure to manage waste' at sources of salmonella outbreak

8/30/2010
Friends Don't Let Friends Have Risky Sex After Drinking

College students say they use communication strategies to ensure safety of female friends

8/30/2010
8/27/2010
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled

After decade of big decreases, number of teens lighting up stays steady

8/26/2010
CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu

Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

8/26/2010
Eggs Being Produced by Recall Farms Safe, if Pasteurized, Experts Say

Treated eggs can be used in products such as salad dressings, cookie dough and cake mixes

8/26/2010
Record Heat Requires Exercise Precautions

Expert offers tips for safe workouts on scorching days

8/25/2010
Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?

Experts tell you what you need to know in the wake of a massive recall

8/24/2010
2002 Oil Spill May Shed Light on Health Problems for Deepwater Workers

But expert notes several key differences in two spills

8/23/2010
FDA Chief Says More Egg Recalls Possible

Nearly 2,000 reports of salmonella infections in people in about 22 states

8/22/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
Judging When Alcohol's Effects Wear Off Not Easy, Study Finds

Driving skills still impaired after drinkers think they're sober, research shows

8/20/2010
Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids

Parents need to help protect children from online harassment, risky acts, expert says

8/20/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
Poultry Litter Leaches Arsenic Into Streams, Rivers: Scientists

Researchers say more careful farm management would cut down on contamination

8/20/2010
Sunglasses Rival Lotions as Vital for Safety

UV rays threaten the eyes as much as the skin, experts warn

8/20/2010
In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

Regardless of actual risk, the anxiety made them more likely to tumble, study shows

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/19/2010
Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools

Over one-quarter of respondents say both problems infect their school environment

8/19/2010
Nationwide Recall of Eggs Linked to Salmonella Expanded

More than 250 people sickened by germ as Iowa company recalls 380 million eggs

8/18/2010
FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

Advocates say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking

8/17/2010
Surgery Can Be Safe in Nations With Scarce Resources: Report

Extremely low rates of death if certain standards, guidelines followed, study shows

8/17/2010
When Doctors Admit Mistakes, Fewer Malpractice Suits Result, Study Says

Michigan hospital finds an apology, offer of compensation led fewer patients to sue

8/16/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Still a Health Threat to Many, Researchers Report

Docs need to look for evidence of toxicity among clean-up workers and others in coastal communities

8/16/2010
Health Tip: Drive Slowly on Wet Roads

Suggestions for when it's raining

8/9/2010
War Damages Future Work Prospects of Many U.S. Vets: Data

Soldiers exposed to combat more likely to be disabled, unemployed throughout life, study shows

8/9/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids to Swim

To help reduce drowning risk

8/8/2010
For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

8/3/2010
Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As U.S.-Trained Counterparts

U.S.-born doctors who trained abroad had worst record of all, study finds

8/2/2010
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

What to do to protect yourself

8/2/2010
Household Spray Cleaners Pose Greatest Danger to Toddlers

Good news is that accidental poisonings have dropped by almost half since 1990, U.S. report shows

7/30/2010
Many Horse Lovers Saddle Up Unsafely

Nearly a third were injured over past 3 years, largely in preventable accidents, expert finds

7/30/2010
Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.

Not clear yet where 46 cases in Florida came from, CDC official says

7/28/2010
Chest Compressions Alone Best With CPR

Studies support bystanders not using mouth-to-mouth breathing

7/28/2010
FDA Cites Its Food Safety Web Site

More than 100 problems identified so far, agency says

7/28/2010
Health Tip: Prepare for a Road Trip

Some travel safety suggestions

7/26/2010
Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

7/23/2010
Urge Kids to Drink Water During Hot Weather: Expert

Make sure it's readily available and watch for signs of dehydration, doctor advises

7/23/2010
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later

Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

7/20/2010
Study Suggests Painters Face Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

More years spent in profession meant higher chances of developing disease

7/20/2010
Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell

Analysis more clearly establishes link between remedy, side effect

7/19/2010
Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

When used consistently before and after sex, antiretroviral halved chances of transmission

7/19/2010
Health Tip: Drive Safely in the Dark

Suggestions for driving at night