Safety and Public Health News

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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

2/19/2015
Healthy Eating Up Worldwide, But Unhealthy Eating Up Even More: Study

U.S. had one of the lowest-quality diets because of high consumption of bad foods

2/13/2015
Beware the Bitter Cold

Expert gives tips on avoiding dangerous drops in body temperature, or hypothermia

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/13/2015
Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds

Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

2/11/2015
Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

2/11/2015
Milk Lurks in Some Dark Chocolate, Posing Allergy Risk: FDA

You can't always believe what you read on a product's label, agency says

2/11/2015
Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds

Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say

2/11/2015
Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

2/10/2015
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

2/6/2015
Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines

CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks

2/2/2015
Sexual Assault Under-Reported on U.S. College Campuses: Study

Researchers found significant surge in reported crime incidence during audits

2/1/2015
Stay Warm This Winter to Protect Your Health

Low body temperature can cause serious problems, experts say

1/29/2015
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

1/28/2015
Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study

1/28/2015
Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but higher exposures to PCBs, phthalates showed a link

1/28/2015
72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

1/27/2015
Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

1/26/2015
How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard

Tips for protecting you, your family and your home

1/24/2015
Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

Start slowly and allow for time to rest and recover, trainers recommend

1/22/2015
Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

1/20/2015
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

1/20/2015
Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

1/14/2015
Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC

About 1 in every 25 U.S. patients develops an infection while in the hospital, agency says

1/13/2015
CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says

Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

1/13/2015
Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

1/11/2015
Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

Review finds injury from man or beast requires treatment to prevent infection