Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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1/21/2007
Winter Skin Care Tips Soften Season's Bite

Simple precautions can keep you in the pink, dermatologist says

1/20/2007
Heavy Metal Toxins a Danger in Homes

Common household sources include old paint, pewter and glazed pottery, experts say

1/15/2007
Narcotics Offer Only Short-Term Relief of Back Pain

Researchers also found abuse occurred in 24 percent of cases

1/15/2007
Health Tip: Use Smoke Detectors Correctly

Here's how to keep them working properly

1/12/2007
Smoking May Play Role in Knee Osteoarthritis

Study suggests men, in particular, face cartilage loss, more severe pain

1/12/2007
Oral Chemotherapy Safeguards Seem Slack: Report

U.S. cancer centers' survey shows most prescription procedures used in intravenous chemotherapy are missing

1/11/2007
Cold Medicines Dangerous for Infants

Dosing mistakes killed three, sent 1,500 to ER, CDC report finds

1/11/2007
FDA Seeks Higher Fees From Drug Industry

Says they're needed to improve safety and oversight; critics cite possible conflict of interest

1/11/2007
Prison Release a Dangerous Health Time for Many

Former inmates have higher immediate risk of death from drug overdose, homicide and suicide, study finds

1/10/2007
Study Backs Worksite Stress Interventions

Tension-reducing programs help hearts and the bottom line, Italian researchers say

1/10/2007
FDA Alerts Pharmaceutical Companies to Potentially Faulty Testing

Letters sent involve more than 1,100 generic and brand-name drugs

1/10/2007
Lower IQs in Childhood Linked to Accident-Prone Adulthood

British study found hospitalizations correlated to intelligence levels, but better education could lower rates

1/3/2007
Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

New database helps scientists match vaccine to immune response

12/29/2006
12/28/2006
Video Game Injuries a Holiday Hazard

Physical therapy group urges parents to give safety a thumbs up

12/22/2006
Put Family Safety at Top of Holiday Wish List

Common sense tips that keep everyone protected at home

12/22/2006
Mistletoe Injection Linked to Tumor-Like Growth

Case report adds to debate over value of the alternative treatment for cancer

12/21/2006
Future Flu Pandemic Could Cost 62 Million Lives: Report

Data from 1918-20 outbreak predicts poor countries would be hit hardest

12/21/2006
A Checklist for Avoiding Common Holiday Dangers

Pediatric group urges families to wrap the gift of safety for children

12/21/2006
12/19/2006
Health Tip: Trim Your Tree With Care

Some holiday safety suggestions

12/19/2006
For Holiday Toys, Think Safety First

Hundreds of thousands of American children suffer injuries every year

12/18/2006
9/11 Study Offers Insight Into How Memories Are Formed

The brain's fear center created stronger memories for those nearest Ground Zero

12/14/2006
Iceberg Lettuce Seen as Taco Bell E. coli Source

U.S. health officials declare outbreak over, but investigation continues

12/12/2006
Emergency Preparedness Still Lagging in U.S.: Report

Five years after 9/11, states aren't fully prepared for threats like bioterrorism or flu pandemic

12/12/2006
Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Cause Still a Mystery

U.S. health officials say green onions tested negative

12/11/2006
Vision Problems Among Those Over 40 Costly

Report finds U.S. price tag tops $35 billion a year

12/11/2006
Health Tip: Getting a Second Opinion

When you should talk to another doctor

12/11/2006
Health Tip: Ice Skating Safety

Protect yourself from injury

12/9/2006
Victim Count in Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Still Rising

Confirmed cases now spread across 6 states; source of outbreak still unclear, CDC says

12/7/2006
Another California-Grown Link Seen in E. coli Outbreak

FDA investigating Taco Bell ingredients as those sickened now include 99 people in 3 states; green onions from California could be the cause

12/6/2006
Taco Bell Removes Green Onions From Its Restaurants

Preliminary tests show the produce may be source of E. coli contamination

12/5/2006
Taco Bell to Reopen Restaurants After E. coli Outbreak

At least 39 people have been sickened; officials search for source of contamination

12/4/2006
Health Tip: Preparing for a Marathon

Train well ahead of time

12/4/2006
Health Tip: Stay Healthy During Winter

Suggestions as temperatures drop

11/8/2006
Health Tip: Pedestrian Safety

Here's how to avoid injury

11/6/2006
Health Tip: Fireplace Safety

Suggestions to prevent home fires

11/3/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Tomatoes in Restaurants

Officials say problem has passed, but they're looking for source of contamination

11/3/2006
FDA Offers Advice on Preventing Food-Borne Illness

In wake of salmonella outbreak, tips include cooking meat thoroughly and washing produce

10/31/2006
Precooking Fries in Microwave Cuts Suspected Carcinogen

Levels of acrylamide reduced by nearly two-thirds depending on heat, study finds

10/31/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 172 in 18 States

U.S. health officials investigating latest bacterial infection, possibly linked to tomatoes.

10/29/2006
Traveling Abroad? Plan Ahead to Stay Healthy

Bone up on risks and buy travel health insurance, experts advise

10/28/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all

10/27/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all

10/26/2006
Wild Boar May Have Caused Tainted Spinach Outbreak

Investigators probe whether animals carried E. coli to produce fields

10/19/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child is a Sleepwalker

Here's how to keep her safe

10/11/2006
Food Safety Ultimately Rests With the Consumer

U.S. produce and meats are basically safe, experts say, but use caution in the kitchen

10/9/2006
Stroke Symptoms Common But Often Unreported

Study suggests 18 percent of U.S. adults miss or ignore the warning signs

10/2/2006
Smoke Alarms With Mother's Voice Wake Kids Faster

Traditional tonal alerts less effective at rousing children from deep sleep, study finds

9/25/2006
Stroke Trials' History Shows Bias Toward Good News

Negative findings are less likely to be published, researchers say