Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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1/14/2008
U.S. Food Safety: A Grocery List of Tainted Products

Recent recalls covered everything from spinach to meat to children's snacks

1/12/2008
Helmets Save Lives in Winter Sports

Snow activities boost head injury risk, but experts say precautions can keep you safe

1/11/2008
High-Tech Device Cuts Errors in Mixing Meds

Uses 'light' fingerprint to check compounds blended at hospital pharmacy

1/11/2008
Sun Savvy Sadly Lacking Among Americans

Most people practice risky behaviors while under its glare, study finds

1/10/2008
New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified

Finding could lead to treatments for when antiviral drugs fail

1/8/2008
Small Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Longevity

Not smoking, exercising, moderate drinking, eating veggies could add 14 years, study says

1/7/2008
Eye Care Lacking in Many Who Buy Contact Lenses Online

But those who bought from doctors checked their prescriptions, kept exam dates, study finds

1/7/2008
Health Tip: Stay Safe on the Stairs

A common place for seniors to fall

1/4/2008
Treating Childhood Pneumonia at Home Could Save Lives in Developing Countries

Not going to the hospital might be best course, study finds

1/1/2008
Health Tip: Cosmetics Safety

Prevent infection or irritation from makeup

12/31/2007
Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults

Some seniors have a hard time coping with winter's chill, experts warn

12/31/2007
See to It That New Year's Eve Is Safe

Group's eye safety tips can help everyone uncork a merry celebration

12/30/2007
Gain a Foothold on Winter Walking Safety

Tread carefully in slush and ice, and use caution when exiting transportation

12/29/2007
Put Safety First During Winter Fun

Serious injuries can happen to kids if precautions are skipped, experts say

12/27/2007
Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor's Attention

Persistent respiratory distress is the body's way of saying, 'Help!'

12/26/2007
Food Pyramid for Older Adults Gets an Update

Added emphasis on physical activity joins USDA guidance on nutrition and healthy weight

12/25/2007
Cabin Fever Has an Online Cure This Year

National Wildlife Federation site shows parks and green spaces close to your zip code

12/25/2007
Post-Holiday Letdown Can Be Avoided

Healthy diet, exercise are real blues-beaters, experts say

12/24/2007
Beware Holiday Toys That Can Injure Young Eyes

Darts, BB and paintball guns are among those that pose a threat, experts warn

12/24/2007
Health Tip: Holiday Decorating Safety

Take care with lights and other decorations

12/23/2007
Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep for the Holidays

Getting an early start on tasks and doing a little each day cuts stress, expert says

12/20/2007
Make Safe Toys Your Holiday Priority

Many toys aren't a good fit, particularly for younger children

12/18/2007
Many States Still Fall Short in Emergency Preparedness: Report

Survey also shows most Americans don't feel safer six years after 9/11

12/14/2007
Workplace Flexibility Can Boost Healthy Behaviors

Giving workers some leeway promotes positive lifestyle changes, study finds

12/14/2007
Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids' Lungs

Children living near crowded roadways face more than 50% risk of breathing trouble, study finds

12/13/2007
Fibers in Semen Help HIV Penetrate Cells

The chances of infection are boosted 50-fold to 100,000-fold, study finds

12/13/2007
High-Dose Chemo Provides Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients

Review of studies finds regimen popular in 1980s doesn't really lengthen life

12/12/2007
Statins Can Boost Brain Hemorrhage Risk After Stroke

For most patients, small risk is outweighed by the benefits, experts say

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

12/11/2007
Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk

Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug

12/11/2007
Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest

Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/11/2007
Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure

Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

12/7/2007
Health Tip: Best Toys for Baby

Both safe and stimulating

12/6/2007
Common Household Chemical Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Experiments with rats show early exposure causes genetic changes in breast cells

12/4/2007
Observational Studies Often Overshadow Clinical Research

First findings seem to stick, even when controlled trials later contradict them

12/4/2007
3 Common Drugs Trigger Most ER Visits by Seniors

Warfarin, insulin and digoxin account for a third of drug-related ER trips, study says

12/3/2007
Most ERs Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Only 6 percent had all the recommended equipment, survey finds

12/1/2007
More Young Americans Are Contracting HIV

On eve of World AIDS Day, U.S. experts wonder what has gone wrong

12/1/2007
FDA Report Says Nation's Health at Risk

The agency can't keep up with increasing demands, new technologies, subcommittee finds

11/27/2007
New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes

It uses software and X-rays to produce fast, accurate results, study says

11/23/2007
Fetal Exposure to Arsenic Affects Genes

Contaminated water could boost child's cancer risk, study finds

11/20/2007
Pedometer Pushes People to Walk More

More steps lead to lower blood pressure, more weight loss, study finds

11/20/2007
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Left Skin Rashes in Their Wake

CDC researchers detail dermatologic conditions of workers rebuilding New Orleans

11/16/2007
Live Christmas Trees Can Trigger Mold Allergies

Spore counts soar when evergreens are brought indoors, researchers find

11/15/2007
Experts Release New Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines

Includes updated info on which drugs work, which don't

11/12/2007
Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered

Bacteria target immune system cells sent to kill them, study finds

11/11/2007
Cocaine Use Dulls Brain's Sensitivity to Rewards

Findings suggest why even positive incentives don't help ease addiction

11/10/2007
Arthritis Takes Major Toll on Workplace

Disabled may face changing hours, responsibilities, even termination, study finds

11/8/2007
U.S. Smoking Rates Stall

7 years of declines stopped in 2004, CDC report shows