Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/28/2006
Health Tip: Lifting Safety

Suggestions to prevent back injury

8/24/2006
Denial and Death on Mount Everest

Altitude sickness, not inexperience, is the bigger threat, doctor-turned-climber says

8/4/2006
Returning to the Road Can Be a Long Haul

But with help, the disabled find ways to drive again safely

8/4/2006
Common Household Chemical May Harm Lung Function

It's found in air fresheners, mothballs and other products, researchers report

8/3/2006
HIV/AIDS Therapy Still Effective 10 Years On

HAART treatment lowers risk of AIDS and death, but increase in tuberculosis a concern, studies find

8/1/2006
9/11 Rescuers Have Reduced Lung Functions

New research finds rescue workers have reduction equivalent to 12 years of aging

7/31/2006
Bird Flu Pandemic May Not Develop

Virus doesn't show signs of mutating easily, U.S. government researchers now say

7/29/2006
Heat-Related Deaths in U.S. on the Rise

Toll tops 150 as California reports 132 fatalities, mostly elderly

7/28/2006
Danes Are the Happiest, Study Says

U.S. comes in 23rd in not-so-formal global survey

7/20/2006
Health Tip: When to get a Physical Exam

You'll need them more often as you age

7/14/2006
West Nile Laying Low, So Far

Officials predict more infections as summer heats up

7/13/2006
Technology Targets Drunk Drivers

New devices should help combat threat posed by too much alcohol, experts say

7/7/2006
Health Tip: If You Find Mold in the House

Here's how to get rid of it

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/4/2006
Health Tip: Fireworks Safety

Suggestions for a safe summer holiday

7/3/2006
When Fireworks Injure, It's Kids Who Pay the Price

Approximately 85,800 children were hurt between 1990 and 2003, study finds

7/2/2006
Think Safety First on the Fourth

Fireworks injuries are an unwanted part of Independence Day celebrations

6/23/2006
Ditch That Cell Phone in a Thunderstorm

The devices may prove deadly in a lightning strike, some doctors suggest

6/6/2006
Special Care Keeps Nursing Home Residents Out of Hospital

Canadian program, focusing on pneumonia, could save U.S. millions, study says

5/8/2006
Health Tip: Swimming Safety

Prevent accidents around the pool

4/17/2006
Health Tip: Preventing Falls

Keeping the elderly on their feet

4/10/2006
3/31/2006
Health Tip: Be Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to prevent accidents

2/14/2006
2/13/2006
Cheney Hunting Accident Spotlights Safety Issues

Hunters in groups increase chances of mishaps, expert says

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Cross the Street Safely

Teach children to look before they cross

1/3/2006
SUVs No Safer for Kids Than Passenger Cars

More rollovers mean more injuries for children, study finds

12/23/2005
Harry Potter Books Keep Kids Safe

Drop in ER visits seen on weekends when new installments were released

12/22/2005
FDA Proposes Lowered Lead Levels in Candy

New guidelines calls for a fivefold drop in trace amounts allowable

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Go For a Sleigh Ride

But make sure your children are safe

12/15/2005
Americans Murky on Emergency Preparedness

Survey finds many would turn to nontraditional help, have little faith in government, and aren't prepared

12/6/2005
U.S., Most States Get Failing Grades for Health Emergency Preparedness

Report faults government for post-9/11 emergency planning, Katrina response and pandemic flu plans

12/1/2005
Car Crashes Kill Many More People Than Terrorism

In the U.S. alone, the toll is 400 times higher, report says

11/17/2005
DNA Identification During Disasters Needs Improving

Investigators involved in 9/11 say better system needed to sort things out

11/3/2005
Health Tip: Buying a Pacifier

Make sure it's the right size

10/30/2005
Make Halloween a Treat for Your Kids

Simple precautions can ensure a safe, healthy night of fun, experts say

10/28/2005
Health Tip: Winter Is Coming

Avoid being stranded and unprepared

10/27/2005
Health Tip: What's in Your Cookware?

Some materials may pose health risks

10/21/2005
Health Tip: Pets Can Carry Disease

Make sure they're healthy

10/20/2005
Health Tip: Stay Safe in Your Yard

Avoid injury while cleaning your property

10/18/2005
Health Tip: When There's an Emergency

Your child should know what to do

10/17/2005
Health Tip: Don't Leave Your Infant Alone

Especially on a changing table or near a pet

10/17/2005
Health Tip: Jumping for Joy Over a Trampoline?

Doctors say a child can easily get hurt

10/10/2005
Health Tip: Take Halloween Precautions

Inspect candy thoroughly

9/30/2005
Health Tip: Rats Can Be a Health Hazard

Here's how to keep them away from your home

9/14/2005
Gulf Floodwaters Still Pose Health Risks

Threats include bacteria and chemical pollutants, U.S. experts say

9/14/2005
Health Tip: Make Your Stairs Safer

Install handrails on both sides

8/26/2005
Health Tip: Home Safety for Seniors

Suggestions to safeguard your home

8/24/2005
Health Tip: Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

Elderly are especially prone

8/17/2005
Health Tip: Prevent Chemical Poisoning

Turn on fans when using household and chemical products