Safety and Public Health News

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11/15/2017
11/1/2017
10/31/2017
10/30/2017
10/29/2017
Warming Oceans Could Breed More Damaging Hurricanes

Larger, more intense storms will likely cost more to recover from, scientists predict

10/25/2017
Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?

Growing resistance to powerful medications cause for concern, review authors say

10/24/2017
Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical

Levels in urine increasing, but health effects remain unclear

10/19/2017
3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day

And many keep them concealed, review finds

10/19/2017
State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports

Study finds more students are reporting symptoms, preventing recurring injuries

10/18/2017
2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water

Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

10/5/2017
Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

Dashboard 'infotainment' systems can keep attention off the road for 40 seconds

10/4/2017
Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

10/3/2017
Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election

Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

10/3/2017
Abortion Access Varies Widely Across U.S.

Distances of 100 miles or more common for women in rural counties, study finds

10/3/2017
1 in 5 Have Been Hit By a Medical Error, Survey Shows

Just half reported the mistake to their provider

9/29/2017
Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat From Gas-Powered Generators

Don't use these devices in your home, garage or any enclosed space

9/23/2017
How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?

Failure to plan is the number one mistake

9/19/2017
Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs

Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

9/13/2017
Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes

If you're getting tattooed, find out what's in the ink the artist is using, researcher advises

9/8/2017
Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives

Program will also save $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, study says

9/5/2017
Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade

Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

8/23/2017
How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look

Even 'allowable' cloudiness could cause tummy troubles, study says

8/21/2017
Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

8/15/2017
Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/14/2017
Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

8/12/2017
An Expert's Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning

Start by washing your hands and then prepare food carefully, emergency room doctor advises

8/11/2017
How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

8/8/2017
FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/25/2017
U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

7/24/2017
Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

7/20/2017
Travelers to Europe Need Measles Protection: CDC

15 countries have reported outbreaks so far this year

7/17/2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/12/2017
Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

7/10/2017
Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

7/9/2017
Keep Your Summer Cookouts Safe

Risk for foodborne illness rises along with the temperature

7/6/2017
Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

7/6/2017
Smoking On the Rise in Movies Aimed at Young: Study

Rise prompts call for R rating on movies that show or imply tobacco use

7/5/2017
Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

7/4/2017
Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/27/2017
Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Pick a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB light, skin specialist advises

6/26/2017
Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Cosmetics, personal care products get little regulatory scrutiny

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

6/25/2017
Avoid a Nasty Surprise From the Barbecue Grill

Wire-bristle cleaning brushes pose an injury risk

6/21/2017
Extreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly Threat

Here's how to protect yourself as temperatures top 120 degrees

6/20/2017
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says