Safety and Public Health News

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10/7/2014
Certain Meds, Driving Can Be Deadly Mix: FDA

Even nonprescription drugs might bring on drowsiness, agency warns

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

10/6/2014
Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa

And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/6/2014
Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse

CDC chief notes challenge supporting vital functions while patient's immune system fights the virus

10/4/2014
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC

Nine people remain under close scrutiny, including patient's family and some health care workers

10/3/2014
Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas

They had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at a Dallas hospital for the disease

10/2/2014
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

Family members of Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital have been confined to their home in the city

10/2/2014
HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

10/2/2014
Smoke-Free Subsidized Housing Could Save Nearly $500 Million

U.S. government study suggests reducing secondhand smoke exposure cuts costs

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

9/30/2014
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/24/2014
Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice

Inspect the hair in a well-lit room

9/23/2014
FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

9/19/2014
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

Decade-long study also finds firearm death rates twice as high in black people compared with whites

9/18/2014
Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Task force created to craft a strategy to track, vanquish superbugs

9/18/2014
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/16/2014
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

9/12/2014
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

9/10/2014
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

9/9/2014
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

9/8/2014
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

9/7/2014
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/5/2014
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

9/4/2014
Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

9/4/2014
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

9/3/2014
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

9/2/2014
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

8/31/2014
Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan

Athletic trainers' group urges heightened awareness of deadly strikes

8/29/2014
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

8/29/2014
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

8/28/2014
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

8/28/2014
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

8/27/2014
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

8/26/2014
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/22/2014
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

8/21/2014
Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

8/21/2014
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

8/20/2014
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

8/18/2014
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

8/15/2014
Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients