Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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11/1/2016
Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

11/1/2016
Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

11/1/2016
Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers

Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says

10/29/2016
Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

10/28/2016
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes

Tips for a happier Halloween

10/27/2016
More American Adults Think E-Cigs as Harmful as Cigarettes: Survey

But researchers note they can help smokers quit even if they're not risk-free

10/26/2016
Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween

Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

10/24/2016
Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

10/21/2016
Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

10/21/2016
Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun

Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

10/20/2016
Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

10/18/2016
Are You and Your Home Ready for Winter?

And cars need some TLC before snow starts falling, CDC says

10/18/2016
Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study

Canadian review finds patients having procedures at tail end of work week face no greater death risk

10/18/2016
Health Tip: Using Kitchen Knives

Pay attention to help avoid injury

10/15/2016
11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work

For starters, always assume nearby power lines are energized and take precautions

10/13/2016
Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short

Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

10/12/2016
How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

10/10/2016
6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween

These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

10/8/2016
Like People, Power Tools Need Checkups

Electrical cords should be free of cracks or cuts, safety experts advise

10/7/2016
How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall

Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

10/7/2016
Matthew Battering Florida Coast

Storm surge a big concern, officials say

10/6/2016
Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk

Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

10/5/2016
Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending 'Vapers' to Burn Centers

Users say they're unaware the lithium batteries are a potential fire hazard

10/5/2016
Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else

Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

10/4/2016
Fall Weather Can Be Tricky to Navigate

Changeable conditions range from hurricanes to flooding, even snow

9/28/2016
Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought

Nonsmokers can be exposed without knowing it, suffer health risks, researchers say

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

9/24/2016
How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

9/22/2016
Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle

Choose appropriate gear

9/21/2016
Health Tip: Climb a Ladder Safely

Suggestions for proper use

9/19/2016
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/14/2016
45 Potential Toxins Found in Household Dust

Chemicals come from everyday products such as furniture, carpeting, electronics and toys, researchers say

9/13/2016
Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study

But they must check blood sugar before and during flights, regulations say

9/9/2016
Connecticut Toddler Latest U.S. Case of 'Superbug'

But like 3 other infections reported earlier, it did not spread beyond the original patient

9/7/2016
For Those With Sleep Apnea, Maybe It's Time for a Driving Test

Researchers hope to ID those with higher crash risk due to fatigue

9/2/2016
6th-Century Skeletons Shed Light on Deadly Plague Outbreaks

As plague threat re-emerges, gene studies say same germ also caused Black Death of the 1300s

9/2/2016
FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

9/1/2016
Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

8/31/2016
Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU

Increased levels of harmful bacteria boost the risk for hospital-acquired infections, researchers say

8/31/2016
Health Tip: Make Yourself Seen When Exercising in the Dark

Take precautions so you're visible to drivers

8/30/2016
Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications

Understand what you're reading

8/25/2016
Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains

Declines in life expectancy noted in Syria and other war-torn countries, study says

8/24/2016
Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants

Scientists say close-fitting surgical styles are a better alternative

8/23/2016
Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.

Air quality is becoming more sensitive to the effects of extreme weather, new study finds

8/22/2016
Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out

A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

8/19/2016
Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning

But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

8/17/2016
7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

8/14/2016
Surviving Freshman Year 101

Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

8/13/2016
Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death