Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

Record Heat Requires Exercise Precautions

Expert offers tips for safe workouts on scorching days

Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?

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

2002 Oil Spill May Shed Light on Health Problems for Deepwater Workers

But expert notes several key differences in two spills

FDA Chief Says More Egg Recalls Possible

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

2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

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

Judging When Alcohol's Effects Wear Off Not Easy, Study Finds

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

Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids

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

2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

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

Poultry Litter Leaches Arsenic Into Streams, Rivers: Scientists

Researchers say more careful farm management would cut down on contamination

Sunglasses Rival Lotions as Vital for Safety

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

In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

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

More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools

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

Nationwide Recall of Eggs Linked to Salmonella Expanded

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

FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

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

Surgery Can Be Safe in Nations With Scarce Resources: Report

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

When Doctors Admit Mistakes, Fewer Malpractice Suits Result, Study Says

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

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

Health Tip: Drive Slowly on Wet Roads

Suggestions for when it's raining

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

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Swim

To help reduce drowning risk

For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

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

Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

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

Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As U.S.-Trained Counterparts

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

Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

What to do to protect yourself

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

Many Horse Lovers Saddle Up Unsafely

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

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

Chest Compressions Alone Best With CPR

Studies support bystanders not using mouth-to-mouth breathing

FDA Cites Its Food Safety Web Site

More than 100 problems identified so far, agency says

Health Tip: Prepare for a Road Trip

Some travel safety suggestions

Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

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

Urge Kids to Drink Water During Hot Weather: Expert

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

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

Study Suggests Painters Face Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

More years spent in profession meant higher chances of developing disease

Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell

Analysis more clearly establishes link between remedy, side effect

Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

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

Health Tip: Drive Safely in the Dark

Suggestions for driving at night

Computers Help Beat Hospital Infections

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

Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito

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

1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey

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

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

Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

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

Health Tip: Use Hand Tools Safely

And help prevent injury

How to Ride Out Dangerous Heat Waves

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

City Cycling Seems to Have More Upsides Than Down

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

Health Tip: Use Fireworks Safely

Suggestions to prevent injury

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

Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study

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