Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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6/19/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says

Many cases in the Northeast; health-care workers urged to take greater precautions

6/17/2009
New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report

But it's not clear if it's any more dangerous than initial strain

6/15/2009
At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

Efforts similar to campaign against smoking are needed, expert suggests

6/14/2009
For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged

Symptoms may not be noticeable, but fatal brain damage can occur

6/12/2009
First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company

Announcement comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic

6/11/2009
Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

'The virus is unstoppable,' WHO director says; U.S. health officials caution that declaration means virus hasn't gotten more severe, just more widespread

6/10/2009
WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

H1N1's swift spread in Australia may meet criteria for full alert, agency says

6/10/2009
Studies Report More Harmful Effects From BPA

Chemical in plastics may hurt heart and fertility, researchers say

6/10/2009
6/9/2009
6/8/2009
Health Tip: Bike Safely

Suggestions to help prevent injury

6/5/2009
Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill

Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

6/5/2009
U.S. Response to Swine Flu Called Good

But report said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

6/4/2009
Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

Experts worry that it could mutate and become more dangerous as it travels from country to country

6/4/2009
Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

But it also said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

6/3/2009
Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

International screening program and new drug show promise in studies

6/3/2009
WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic

Reports of infection on the rise in countries such as Australia and Chile; mortality rate remains low

6/3/2009
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

Lifestyle changes have been shown to lower odds, even for those at higher risk

6/3/2009
Health Tip: Fire Safety for Seniors

Factors that raise their risk of injury and death

6/2/2009
Health Tip: Home Safe Home

Suggestions to help prevent accidents

6/2/2009
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
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