Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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7/16/2010
Computers Help Beat Hospital Infections

Hospitals with automated surveillance systems can better respond to outbreaks, survey suggests

7/15/2010
Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito

Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

7/14/2010
1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey

But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

7/12/2010
Salsa, Guacamole Rising Source of Foodborne Illness: CDC

Nearly 1 in 25 restaurant-linked outbreaks over recent decade tied to these popular items, experts say

7/7/2010
Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

7/6/2010
Health Tip: Use Hand Tools Safely

And help prevent injury

7/5/2010
How to Ride Out Dangerous Heat Waves

Expert offers tips on using the body's own cooling mechanisms to stay safe during hot weather

7/5/2010
City Cycling Seems to Have More Upsides Than Down

Parking the car, hopping on a bike helps health and environment, study finds

7/5/2010
Health Tip: Use Fireworks Safely

Suggestions to prevent injury

7/2/2010
Minnesota Smoking Bans Didn't Lead to Job Loss

Twin City study finds policies didn't affect bars, may have even spurred employment in local restaurants

7/1/2010
Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study

U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

6/25/2010
Outdated Meds Pose Problems If Kept or Tossed

Health, environmental experts suggest safe disposal methods

6/23/2010
Seasonality of Child Abuse Could Be a Myth

Deaths from abuse not more likely to occur during winter holidays, researchers find

6/22/2010
6/19/2010
Bump in Head Injury Numbers Linked to Summer Play

Bikes, pools, ball games main reasons for spike between 2008 and 2009, analysis finds

6/10/2010
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old

Two hours of aerobic activity a week lowers the risk, researchers found

6/10/2010
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?

Experts are divided on the health risks posed by the oil and tar balls washing up on beaches

6/9/2010
Health Tip: When You Shop With Children

Practice shopping cart safety

6/8/2010
Many Americans Sleep-Deprived: Study

About 20 percent suffer from dangerous daytime sleepiness, survey finds

6/7/2010
Health Tip: Secure a Child's Swingset

Suggestions for setting it up properly

6/7/2010
Health Tip: Packing for a Camping Trip

Don't forget the safety essentials

6/4/2010
A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers

It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

6/4/2010
Low IQ Among Males Raises Suicide Risk

They're almost 9 times more likely to try it than highest scorers, study found

6/3/2010
1 in 4 Patients Undergoes Revolving-Door Hospitalizations

Improving outpatient care could cut down on multiple readmissions, study authors suggest

6/3/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Workers Report Health Problems

Flu-like symptoms range from chest pain to dizziness, nausea and headaches

5/29/2010
'Click It or Ticket' Coming to a Seat Belt Checkpoint Near You

National safety campaign will be in full force through June 6 to try to stem vehicular deaths

5/29/2010
Dive Safely -- Or Risk Spinal Cord Damage

Go feet first in shallow or unfamiliar waters, experts say

5/27/2010
Flu May Migrate Rather Than Die Out

Findings may lead to regional, rather than global, vaccines, researchers say

5/25/2010
Lubricant Use May Raise HIV Infection Risk During Anal Sex

Lab study found some products have a toxic effect on cells, tissue

5/24/2010
Homeless Americans Unlikely to Receive Basic Health Care

More than 40 percent can't get dental services, eyeglasses, researchers find

5/24/2010
Global Death Rate for Children Lower Than Thought

But progress in United States, Canada lagging behind other developed countries, study finds

5/24/2010
'Button' Batteries Killing, Disabling Children

Researchers call for safety controls to prevent more tragedies from accidental swallowings

5/20/2010
1 in 8 Public Pools Unfit for Use: CDC

Patrons urged to do their part to maintain high-quality water

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

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