Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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6/1/2009
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States

While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

6/1/2009
5/30/2009
When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back

Techniques used by professional movers can help reduce risk of serious injury

5/29/2009
Families Urged to Have Wells Tested Yearly

Young kids are especially vulnerable to contamination, experts say

5/29/2009
Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability

Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds

5/29/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC

But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

5/28/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC

But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

5/28/2009
5/27/2009
Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems

Drop in potassium levels may lead to mild weakness or temporary paralysis, study finds

5/27/2009
Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall Has U.S. Health Officials on Alert

Biggest concern is emergence of more virulent, easily transmitted strain

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/26/2009
U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall

The concern is a more virulent and easily transmitted strain, CDC says

5/25/2009
Cancer Drug May Boost Risk of Gastrointestinal Perforation

Review of trials finds Avastin with chemo doubles odds

5/25/2009
Health Tip: Use a Ladder Properly

Help prevent falls and injury

5/25/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of Candles

Help prevent home fires

5/25/2009
Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality

Meanwhile, woman's death in New York City raises national toll to 11

5/24/2009
Things to Know If You're Contemplating a Pet

Thinking ahead about the animal's and family's needs is key, expert says

5/24/2009
U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot

Ingredients being tested could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

5/23/2009
U.S. Progressing on Swine Flu Vaccine

If viable, ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

5/22/2009
Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries

Mix in a thrill-seeking personality, and they're much more likely to be hurt than peers, study says

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say

5/22/2009
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development

Study suggests loss of communication among cells tied to this nutritional deficit

5/22/2009
CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine

If viable, these ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, officials said

5/21/2009
Swine Flu Outbreak May Be Subsiding, CDC Says

Decline seen in visits to doctors and hospitals by people with the disease

5/20/2009
Limiting Work Hours for Medical Residents Could Be Costly

And it may not lead to fewer medical errors, researchers suggest

5/20/2009
Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics

Analysis shows even small improvements may prevent eye, kidney and nerve damage

5/20/2009
With Heart Attacks, Fast Treatment Matters

The sooner angioplasty is done, the lower the death rate, study finds

5/20/2009
Healthier Lifestyle Can Cut COPD Symptoms

Diet, exercise and smoking cessation counseling also proved cost-effective, study finds

5/20/2009
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu

CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Help Protect Young Athletes

Follow the rules of the game

5/19/2009
Sicker People More Vulnerable to Swine Flu: CDC

Meanwhile, World Health Organization says potential vaccine delayed

5/18/2009
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment

Early detection, aggressive surgery boosts survival times, researchers say

5/18/2009
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Playpen

Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

5/18/2009
Swine Flu Fatality Rate a 'Little Bit' Higher Than That of Seasonal Flu

But U.S. health officials say the disease is no more dangerous than regular flu

5/17/2009
Beware of Dog Bites

Experts offer advice on how to avoid being attacked

5/17/2009
Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans

CDC says confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of the disease

5/15/2009
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease

Study finds foods high in vitamins, minerals cut chances of macular degeneration

5/15/2009
An Aid to Tailoring Prostate Cancer Treatment

Study identifies factors to help decide how aggressive therapy should be

5/15/2009
Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus

Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

5/15/2009
More Than 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu: CDC

Confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of infections

5/14/2009
Health Experts Plot Strategy for Swine Flu Vaccine

World Health Organization expected to make recommendation next week, report says

5/13/2009
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery

Available in Mexico but not in U.S., it could make ICU stays unnecessary, study suggests

5/13/2009
Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt During Pregnancy

Here are suggestions on what to do

5/13/2009
Pregnant Women Should Take Flu Drugs Promptly

CDC says quick use of antivirals such as Tamiflu best for this high-risk group

5/12/2009
Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women

But the risk is similar to that posed by other strains of influenza, CDC says

5/11/2009
Supportive Weigh-In Program Keeps Pounds Off

Women maintained losses with biweekly checks and counseling, study finds

5/11/2009
CDC Shifts Swine Flu Focus to Likely Impact in the Fall

U.S. tally exceeds 2,600, officials say, and most cases remain mild

5/10/2009
Ladders, Swings and More Can Cause Peril

Simple precautions are urged to prevent head, neck injuries

5/10/2009
Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

Like prior 2 cases, Washington state man had underlying health problems, officials say

5/9/2009
Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark

CDC says outbreak continues, but infections still mild and recovery is fairly quick