Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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8/10/2009
Staph Infection May Follow People Home From Hospital

But MRSA transmission did not cause infection among caregivers in study

8/10/2009
Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Playground

Suggestions to prevent injury

8/5/2009
DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

More research needed to see if compound has same effect in humans, experts say

8/4/2009
Health Tip: Buying Baby's First Bathtub

Guidelines on what to purchase

8/3/2009
Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness

8/3/2009
Health Tip: Creating a Fire Escape Plan

Don't wait until it's too late

7/31/2009
Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR

Students should be taught basic life-support skills, researchers say

7/29/2009
Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

Experts warn against politicizing their placement

7/28/2009
FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

But notes dental devices pose no great risk to most people; consumer organization aghast at ruling

7/28/2009
CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

7/22/2009
Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

7/20/2009
FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010

Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall

7/20/2009
Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

Study found those kids performed worse on intelligence tests at age 5

7/19/2009
Indoor Lightning Injuries On the Rise

Don't use hard-wired electrical devices while waiting out the storm

7/17/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets

7/16/2009
Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

To save lives, government should enact new interstate laws, researchers say

7/16/2009
Blacks Have Highest Obesity Rates in U.S.

Hispanics also show higher prevalence than whites, CDC researchers find

7/15/2009
Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths

Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

7/14/2009
7/13/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says

7/9/2009
Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall

7/9/2009
Questions to Pharmacists Rise After Michael Jackson's Death

Consumers more alert to overdose risks from prescription drugs, survey suggests

7/8/2009
New Drug Fights Anthrax Toxin

Raxibacumab being stockpiled for possible anthrax attack, researcher says

7/8/2009
Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

Isolated cases seem mild for now, but future remains uncertain

7/7/2009
U.S. Unveils Stricter Food-Safety Standards

Measures aimed at reducing salmonella and E. coli outbreaks

7/7/2009
Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates

Study finds wide variations in Web reports by states and municipalities

7/5/2009
Working Out in the Garden

Take steps to get healthful benefits from your yardwork

7/3/2009
Put Safety First on the 4th

Follow these tips to avoid fireworks hazards

7/2/2009
Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say

6/29/2009
47,000 Elderly Hurt in Walker, Cane Mishaps Each Year

Older women most often the victims of these falls, CDC says

6/26/2009
U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report

6/26/2009
Too Few Americans Get HIV Test Early Enough

Late diagnosis costs lives that could be saved with powerful treatments, CDC says

6/26/2009
Health Tip: Monitoring Beach Safety

When to avoid the sand and surf

6/25/2009
1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global trek, officials say

6/23/2009
In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

6/22/2009
Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results

Study finds communication breakdowns at least 7 percent of the time

6/19/2009
Pesticide Residue Common on Kitchen Floors

Study detects hazardous substances underfoot, even some banned decades ago

6/19/2009
Nestlé Recalls Cookie Dough Products

Move comes after FDA reports 66 cases of E. coli infection in 28 states

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