Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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8/22/2008
Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe

Study found they reduce the amount of cancer-causing compounds

8/22/2008
8/21/2008
3.4 Million Seniors Hit Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'

In many cases, enrollees stop taking meds as they reach this coverage gap, study finds

8/21/2008
Dietary Supplements May Pose Risk to Older Cancer Survivors

It's unclear if pills help keep them healthier or put them in danger of disease recurrence

8/21/2008
Text-Messaging Injuries Blamed on Distraction

Inattentiveness contacting others can lead to injuries, death while walking or driving

8/21/2008
Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens' Needs

It means different things to youngsters, so sex ed should be added to lineup, study says

8/21/2008
Measles Cases Highest Since 1996

Parents' philosophical, religious fear of vaccination leading to increase, CDC report says

8/21/2008
Health Tip: Monitor the Mercury in Your Food

Pregnant women and young children should be especially cautious

8/20/2008
Calcium Might Have Taste Humans Can Detect

Tweaking tongue receptors could encourage people to consume more of the vital nutrient

8/20/2008
79 Million Americans Struggle to Pay Medical Bills

New numbers show the problem is getting worse, not better, even for middle class

8/19/2008
Silver-Coated Ventilator Tubes Cut Risk of Pneumonia

Antimicrobial properties blocked bacteria formation, delayed onset of lung inflammation

8/18/2008
Epilepsy Raises Drowning Risk

Seizures could boost the danger in tubs, pools, experts say

8/18/2008
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety

Avoid playthings that can cause injury

8/17/2008
Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists

Orthopedic doctor offers tips on how to choose and use the proper backpack

8/15/2008
Study Probes Internet Health-Related Search Patterns

Use of Google Trends mirrors data sought in other countries as well, researchers say

8/15/2008
Asthma's Course Differs by Gender

By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

8/14/2008
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On

Teens who ate 2 or more servings a day as kids had higher mineral content, study finds

8/14/2008
Safety Triggers, Training Cut Nail Gun Injuries

Study urges more regulation of tools responsible for more than 35,000 ER visits yearly

8/13/2008
Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

8/13/2008
Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention

CDC says patients, doctors at fault for treatment gaps affecting 1 in every 100 Americans

8/13/2008
Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s

But past STDs, med use and relationship issues can derail intimacy, study says

8/13/2008
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players

Common turf applications scored well below par for EPA standards, study finds

8/12/2008
New Test Scans Beef for Mad Cow Disease

Method enables real-time identification of contaminated tissue, study says

8/11/2008
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

8/10/2008
More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat

Medications, lifestyle are also contributing factors to hyperthermia, agency warns

8/9/2008
2 Checklists Aid Those Over 50 With Medical Decisions

Brochures help patients, doctors discuss tests to maintain healthy lifestyle

8/8/2008
New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions

Endoscope was inserted through 1-inch cut behind uterus and into woman's body cavity

8/8/2008
Interrupted Night Sleep Worse for Cognitive Function

People almost 4 times groggier than those awakened during day rest, study finds

8/7/2008
Medical Blogs May Threaten Patient Privacy

More than half revealed data for easy IDs, lacked basic ethical standards, study finds

8/6/2008
One-Fifth of British Childhood Cancer Survivors Smoke

Study finds despite hazards, many put themselves at increased risk for second malignancies

8/6/2008
Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

But some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect

8/6/2008
Light Stretching Improves Range of Joint Motion

And it does so without weakening muscles, study finds

8/6/2008
Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans

8/6/2008
ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006

As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

8/6/2008
Brain Slow to Judge Fast-Moving Objects Head-On

It builds a statistical model based on what is, in fact, a very unhurried world, study says

8/6/2008
What's in a Name? When It Comes to Drugs, Plenty

Doctors and pharmacists struggle to keep pace with medications that sound alike but aren't

8/5/2008
HIV Drug Might Spur Resistant Strains of Virus

Used during breast-feeding to prevent mom-to-baby transmission, nevirapine could have downside, study finds

8/5/2008
New Test Diagnoses Anemia in Chronic Disease

Tool detects concentration of active hepcidin in the blood, researchers say

8/5/2008
Commonly Used HIV Infectivity Rate Misses Risks

Wide variety of co-factors affects heterosexual transmission, study finds

8/4/2008
Researchers Push Aggressive Cholesterol Control in Kids

Rather than drugs, they urge early lifestyle, dietary changes

8/4/2008
New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75

The hazards outweigh benefits, government task force reports

8/4/2008
Immigrant Children Less Likely to Exercise

Study finds they participate in fewer sports but watch less TV

8/4/2008
Kids Who Sleep Poorly at Risk for Being Overweight

Even an hour's less rest linked to doubled chance of weight gain, study finds

8/4/2008
Estrogen May Have Preventive Role in Women's Schizophrenia

Symptoms, including delusions, hallucinatory behavior, improved with estradiol, study says

8/2/2008
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia

Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

8/2/2008
Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Fractures, sprains and strains result from ignoring common-sense precautions, group says

8/1/2008
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids

Women living near Seveso disaster were 6 times more likely to deliver infants with problems

8/1/2008
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

8/1/2008
Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab

Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

8/1/2008
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Routine HIV Tests for All Women

Minorities are at higher risk; doctors urged to expand education efforts