Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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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

8/12/2005
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Choking

Don't let him run with food in his mouth

8/10/2005
London Terror Bombings: Doctors Tell Their Stories

They recount a day of terror, and lessons learned

7/15/2005
Health Tip: Staying Safe at the Playground

Avoid equipment set on concrete

7/15/2005
Health Tip: When Baby Begins to Crawl

Make sure she's protected

7/13/2005
Health Tip: Hold Family Fire Drills

Teach your kids how to respond

7/5/2005
Weary World View Leads Teens to Risky Behavior

Some who use alcohol, drugs, weapons expect to die young, study finds

7/2/2005
This Holiday Weekend, Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Thousands of Americans are injured each year by backyard firecrackers, sparklers

6/30/2005
Americans Endure 4 Million Drug Reactions a Year

And the actual number is probably higher, researchers say

6/28/2005
Report: Bioterrorists Could Poison Milk Supply With Botulism

U.S. officials criticize article as a 'road map for terrorists'

6/20/2005
Health Tip: Be Wise About Summertime Exercise

Don't let the heat hamper your workout

6/17/2005
Health Tip: Practice School Bus Safety

Regularly review the rules with your kids