Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

9/20/2006
Study Confirms Testing Reduces Worker Drug Use

But bosses may be overestimating true value, best uses of policy, researchers say

9/13/2006
Health Tip: Bathing Your Baby

Suggestions to keep her safe

9/12/2006
9/11/2006
Katrina's Floodwaters Far Less Toxic Than Feared

Studies show the hurricane did little to contaminate New Orleans' soil

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

9/9/2006
'Blackberry Thumb' Proves a Sour Fruit of Modern Labor

Therapists offer preventive exercises for users of handheld digital devices

9/5/2006
Lung Problems for 9/11 Rescuers More Widespread: Study

70% of responders reported pulmonary trouble and twice the rate of abnormalities as the general population

9/4/2006
Outdoor Cooking: Stay on the Safe Side

Some easy precautions can make your holiday fun -- and worry-free

9/4/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Child Safe on the Bus

Here's how to prevent accidents

8/28/2006
Potent Anthrax Inhibitor Tested in Animals

Multiple-site bonding concept could fight influenza, AIDS and SARS

8/28/2006
Teens Injured on Job Highlight Safety Lapses

Study urges better training and standards to avoid potential dangers

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