Safety and Public Health News

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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

1/8/2015
Keeping Safe in a Big Freeze

Frostbite, malfunctioning home heaters are just two of the hazards, one expert says

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

1/3/2015
Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence?

Participation of community members is essential, researchers say

1/2/2015
U.S. Bicyclist Deaths on the Rise, Study Finds

Two-thirds of riders who died weren't wearing helmets, report notes

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/30/2014
Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows

But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

12/30/2014
Bats May Have Triggered Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Study Says

Researchers rule out larger wildlife as the source of infection

12/30/2014
Many Consumers Misled About Bogus Weight-Loss Supplements, Survey Says

Consumer Reports poll finds shoppers often mistakenly believe that FDA oversees these products

12/29/2014
Pollution Plagues Annual Pilgrimage to Mecca

Air quality worsens at Saudi Arabian city, study finds

12/26/2014
CDC Monitors Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure

Error occurred at agency lab in Atlanta during research on the dangerous virus

12/25/2014
Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays

Use care in the kitchen, around the tree, experts say

12/23/2014
Diabetes Drug Metformin Safe for Patients With Kidney Disease: Review

Alternative medications more costly, have more side effects, researchers say

12/23/2014
Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine

Precursor of vaccine now being tested in West Africa produced immune response in Ugandans

12/19/2014
E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

Nearly one-quarter of samples from West Coast vendors tested positive, study says

12/19/2014
CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

Outbreak has sickened 28 people in 10 states; 4 have died and 26 have been hospitalized, agency says

12/19/2014
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old

12/18/2014
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

12/18/2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/17/2014
Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

12/16/2014
Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says

12/16/2014
Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

12/11/2014
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

12/9/2014
Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

12/4/2014
Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say