Safety and Public Health News

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9/28/2012
Noisy Bars May Threaten Workers' Hearing

Club managers need to comply with regulations, researcher says

9/26/2012
Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study

But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

9/26/2012
West Nile Cases Rise by 400 Since Last Week: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 147, and Texas continues to be the hardest-hit state

9/21/2012
Survival After General Anesthesia Vastly Improved: Study

However, the trend is seen mostly in developed countries, researcher says

9/20/2012
Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study

Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say

9/20/2012
NYC Effort Put Rats on the Run

Eradication program saw active rat signs drop from 9.75 percent to 4.5 percent, report says

9/19/2012
More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study

Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

9/19/2012
West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says

Texas continues to be epicenter of outbreak, with nearly 40 percent of all mosquito-borne infections

9/13/2012
Many More U.S. Households Ready for Disasters: CDC

But most don't have a written evacuation plan, researchers find

9/12/2012
West Nile Cases Keep Climbing; 118 Deaths So Far, CDC Says

Texas remains the hardest hit state with 40 percent of mosquito-borne infections

9/12/2012
Imported Ricotta Cheese Recalled Due to Listeria

Frescolina brand suspected as cause, at least 2 deaths and 14 cases reported, CDC says

9/11/2012
When Prescription Drugs Go OTC, Ads Talk Less of Harms: Study

Two different federal agencies monitor each, researcher explains

9/10/2012
Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea

While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

9/10/2012
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

9/10/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up

Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

9/6/2012
Laundry Detergent Packs Pose Poisoning Threat to Toddlers

The colorful, liquid-filled pods look like toys or treats, experts say

9/5/2012
More Americans Get Effective HIV Treatment, Study Says

And they appear to be less infectious

8/30/2012
Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study

Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

8/30/2012
Hurricane Isaac Could Stir Up Allergies, Asthma

Experts say levels of pollen and mold typically rise after these types of storms

8/28/2012
Add Hurricane Menu to Your Storm Prep, Experts Say

Stock up on nonperishables, protein sources, powdered milk

8/22/2012
Tainted Tattoo Ink Led to Skin Infection Outbreak

Premixed 'gray wash' product found as culprit has been discontinued

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/21/2012
No Truth to Candidate's Claim That Rape Hinders Pregnancy, Experts Say

Leading ob/gyn group in United States calls Rep. Akin's remarks 'inaccurate, offensive'

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat

Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/14/2012
Physical, Mental Toll of Japanese Nuke Plant Meltdown Assessed

Residents living near doomed reactor showed relatively low radiation exposure, study found

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/10/2012
'Greening' Vacant Lots May Boost Safety

Well-tended parcels linked to decline in violent crime, small study shows

8/9/2012
Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC

Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

8/3/2012
CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

8/3/2012
Could Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Pose Skin Cancer Risk?

Tiny flaws in all brands tested allowed emission of harmful UV rays, study found

7/30/2012
'Women and Children First?' Not So, Says Study

But critic questions conclusions about who is saved first during ship sinkings

7/26/2012
Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs

But this strain isn't very contagious, CDC says

7/20/2012
Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings

Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

7/19/2012
Tornadoes Don't Have to Be Deadly, Experts Say

Having a 'safe room' nearby, staying alert to warnings key to saving lives, CDC notes

7/18/2012
Infection With 2 HIV Strains Slows Disease Progression

For people infected with HIV-2 and then HIV-1, it takes longer for AIDS to develop, study finds

7/17/2012
FDA Bans BPA From Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Move comes after industry request for 'clarification,' but consumer advocates say it's not enough

7/6/2012
Simple Steps Can Shield Children From Dog Bites

Over 4.7 million people, mostly kids, are bitten every year, experts say

7/3/2012
FDA Approves First At-Home HIV Test

Experts say it could reduce the number of Americans who are unaware of their HIV status

7/2/2012
It's Not So Much the Heat, It's the Lack of Power

Expert advice on how to stay cool if you've lost your electricity

6/27/2012
Wednesday Is National HIV Testing Day

CDC urges all people between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested at least once

6/26/2012
U.S. Blood Supply at Dangerously Low Levels: Red Cross

Donations fell by 50,000 in June, experts note

6/21/2012
As Heat Builds, Take Steps to Protect Yourself

Experts offer advice on how to steer clear of dehydration -- or worse

6/20/2012
More Than Half of Resident Docs Have Worked While Sick: Study

Dedication to work a key reason, but experts say patient safety may be at risk

6/18/2012
Hotel Room Germs Abound on TV Remotes, Light Switches

Study tracked bacteria counts in facilities in three U.S. states

6/13/2012
Plague Rare in U.S., Surfacing in More Affluent Areas

Study shows vermin-linked disease is reaching beyond poor locales

6/8/2012
Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More

Parents urged to think like a kid to effectively safety-proof their home