Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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11/14/2008
Early Life Peanut Consumption Might Prevent Allergy

But experts say study results aren't sufficient to counter current warnings

11/14/2008
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children

Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds

11/14/2008
Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk

Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

11/14/2008
IV 'Ice Slurry' Quickly Cools Body for Surgeries

Innovative approach could give heart attack victims, other patients more time, developers say

11/14/2008
Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell

Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers

11/14/2008
Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight

Close monitoring means type 1 patients can avoid retinopathy, study suggests

11/14/2008
Health Tip: Driving During Winter

Stock your car with supplies

11/13/2008
Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says

11/13/2008
Traces of Corn Found in Almost All Fast Food

Only 12 servings out of hundreds had nutrients that didn't contain it, researchers say

11/13/2008
New Therapy Could Transform Arthritis Treatment

Modifying gene called Foxp3 may develop cells capable of suppressing immune response

11/12/2008
Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution

Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/12/2008
Most Single Adults Not Using Condoms

British study finds less than half of people in 30s, 40s use them when with a new partner

11/11/2008
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly

2004 legislation appears responsible, but study finds reasons why are more complex

11/11/2008
Drug-Resistant TB Declines in United States

Number of XDR-TB cases down to only 2 in 2007, CDC reports

11/11/2008
After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

11/11/2008
Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots

Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

11/11/2008
Long-Term Help Regimen Cut Heart Attack Recurrence

Italian study shows that gains with shorter intervention programs aren't sustained

11/11/2008
Beta Blocker Use Questioned in Non-Heart Surgery

Increased risk of stroke a major issue in analysis of 33 research projects

11/10/2008
Study Upholds Stopping Plavix Use Before Surgery

Taken less than 5 days before operation leads to more bleeding, longer hospital stay, study finds

11/10/2008
Barriers to Good Asthma Care Detailed

Allergists say poor access, distrust of docs behind inequalities in treatment

11/10/2008
MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices

Study found they could cause interference when placed too closely to pacemakers, ICDs

11/7/2008
TB Strain Called a Growing Public Threat

Extensively drug-resistant disease deadlier and more common than thought, researchers find

11/7/2008
Smoking Coupled With Obesity Raises Death Risk

Two factors increase risk 8-fold, researchers say

11/7/2008
Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use

Study shows appetite suppressant fenfluramine may damage cardiac valves years later

11/7/2008
ER Physicians Press for New Cardiac Arrest Strategies

More bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time would boost survival rates, survey finds

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/6/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues

Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

11/6/2008
Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'

It's when blood sugar levels are rising, but disease can still be prevented, CDC says

11/6/2008
Free Web Site Lists Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Studies are taking place at more than 1,100 facilities across the U.S.

11/6/2008
U.S. Experts Still Unsure of Allergy Relief by Mouth

Medicines in droplet or pill form aren't yet ready to replace injections, physicians say

11/6/2008
Stay Upbeat, Healthy to Thrive in Senior Years

Occasional drink, decent income also key to happy old age, study finds

11/4/2008
Study Shows Hispanics Prefer Beer

Findings could lead to more targeted prevention efforts, researcher says

11/4/2008
Pediatricians Could Help Screen for Alcohol Abuse in Home

Special bond between doctor, parents opens way to discuss habits, offer treatment referrals

11/4/2008
Global Attention to Snakebites Is Unmet

Poisonings, deaths pose severe public health threat, especially in underdeveloped areas

11/4/2008
Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots

Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

11/3/2008
Kids With Parent in War Zone Face Behavior Risks

Children 3 and older more prone to act out than those without deployed kin

11/3/2008
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk

Women need not be frightened but should limit consumption of stimulant, experts say

11/3/2008
Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

11/3/2008
Grandparent Caregivers Cut Kids' Injury Risk in Half

Findings challenge widespread belief that older sitters raise likelihood of harm

11/2/2008
Falls Are Leading Cause of Injury to Seniors

But orthopedists say a home safety review could cut odds of fractures in those over 65

10/31/2008
Asleep or Awake, Brain Functions the Same

Finding may help evaluate infants, as well as psychiatric, movement disorders

10/31/2008
Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases

Study found people thought certain illnesses were more dangerous if publicized

10/31/2008
FDA Warns of Dangers of Mexican Vanilla

Agency says it contains coumarin, which is related to ingredient in blood thinners

10/31/2008
Family Halloween Safety Can Be Fiendishly Simple

Limit trick-or-treating to familiar places, don't take candy from strangers, expert says

10/31/2008
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks

Without doctor's advice, cat's-eyes, color contacts boost odds of bacterial infection

10/31/2008
Heavy Metals Can Taint Wine

Could be a possible health hazard, British researchers say

10/30/2008
Workplace Health Programs Effective Interventions

Study shows help with diet, tobacco use boosted employees' overall fitness

10/30/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Anxiety Disorder in Kids

Zoloft, cognitive behavior therapy also work well alone, study finds

10/30/2008
Consumer Group Seeks FDA Ban on Avandia

Public Citizen cites liver failure deaths, other risks of adverse events for diabetes drug