Safety and Public Health News

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6/4/2015
Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says

Parents should be particularly careful about windows

5/29/2015
150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.

5/29/2015
FDA Warns of Complications From Facial Fillers

When injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage can occur

5/28/2015
Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

5/26/2015
U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

5/22/2015
Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

5/21/2015
Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds

But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say

5/2/2015
Mow With Safety in Mind

Expert offers tips on avoiding injury when cutting the grass

4/30/2015
Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms

Health officials detail rare, multiple-case infection

4/29/2015
Company to Destroy 265 Tons of Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says amount would fill 15 tractor trailers; move will cost more than $2.5 million

4/28/2015
Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

4/24/2015
2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

4/22/2015
Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC

Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

4/21/2015
Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell Creameries said new tests showing contamination prompted move

4/21/2015
3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm

Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

4/14/2015
Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

4/14/2015
Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

4/10/2015
Recalls of Ice Cream, Hummus Spur Listeria Warnings

CDC recommends safe handling, storage of foods

4/10/2015
Smartphones Could Be Early Warning System for Earthquakes

Technology could detect problems and alert people in developing countries

4/8/2015
Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

4/6/2015
Higher Alcohol Taxes May Lead to Fewer Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study

Researchers believe thousands of fatalities could be avoided each year

4/3/2015
Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

4/2/2015
Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States

Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

3/27/2015
2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide

But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

3/26/2015
CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

3/26/2015
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

3/25/2015
New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/20/2015
Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

3/19/2015
Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

3/16/2015
American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

3/16/2015
Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

3/13/2015
Mountain Dwellers in Argentina Have Adapted to High Arsenic Levels

Gene change allows some people in Andean region to metabolize the toxic chemical, study says

3/13/2015
Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

3/12/2015
Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

3/12/2015
More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

3/11/2015
Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

3/11/2015
6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

3/6/2015
Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

3/5/2015
Freshwater Algae Can Infect Wounds, Study Shows

Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low

3/5/2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

2/27/2015
Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

2/27/2015
ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

2/27/2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

2/26/2015
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

2/26/2015
U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High

Governors' safety group reports more than 2,100 killed in early 2014

2/24/2015
U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses

Almost 2 million Americans fall ill each year, report notes

2/23/2015
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

2/20/2015
CDC Says New Tick-Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man

'Bourbon virus' tied to previously healthy man's death within 11 days of symptoms, agency reports

2/19/2015
More Americans Dying From Hypothermia, CDC Says

Doctor offers tips to avoid dangerous drops in body temperatures during cold winter months