Safety and Public Health News

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9/16/2010
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.

Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

9/16/2010
Tracking Groups of Friends May Aid Flu Surveillance

By monitoring social networks, researchers say they can spot outbreaks earlier

9/15/2010
FDA Advisers Divided on Whether to Ban Diet Drug Meridia

Signs of heart and stroke risks prompt some panelists to call for new warnings and restricted distribution

9/15/2010
New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S. Shores

But the nation already has its own version of this antibiotic-resistant bacteria, CDC says

9/13/2010
FDA Panel to Mull Ban on Diet Drug Meridia

Withdrawal of the drug, which may raise heart risks, is an option, agency says

9/7/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains

Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

9/7/2010
Chemicals in Rugs, Cookware May Be Linked to Raised Cholesterol in Teens

Long-term effect of exposure to PFOAs, PFOS compounds still unknown, researchers say

9/3/2010
Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away

Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

9/3/2010
Safety Top Concern of U.S. Workers, Surveys Show

Issue gets too little media attention, spokesmen say

9/3/2010
Former Egg Farm Employees Say Their Complaints Were Ignored: Report

U.S. Agriculture Department spokesman said inspectors don't recall anyone raising concerns

9/3/2010
Bedbug Nation: Critters Make a Comeback

'Hitchhiking' with human travelers, they're spurring anxiety across the United States

9/3/2010
As Hurricane Earl Hits East Coast, Residents Urged to Brace Themselves

Feds advise shoring up homes, storing water and food, and monitoring radio, TV

9/2/2010
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

9/2/2010
East Coast Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Earl: FEMA

Feds advise shoring up homes, storing water and food, and monitoring radio, TV

8/31/2010
East Coast Should Prepare for Hurricane Earl: FEMA

Feds advise residents to shore up homes, store water and food, and monitor radio, TV for info on risks and evacuation

8/30/2010
FDA Finds Rodents, Manure Piles at Farms in Egg Recall

Agency official cites 'failure to manage waste' at sources of salmonella outbreak

8/27/2010
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled

After decade of big decreases, number of teens lighting up stays steady

8/26/2010
Chicken Feed May Be Source of Salmonella in Egg Recall: FDA

Positive samples turn up at Iowa farms involved in outbreak

8/26/2010
CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu

Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

8/26/2010
Eggs Being Produced by Recall Farms Safe, if Pasteurized, Experts Say

Treated eggs can be used in products such as salad dressings, cookie dough and cake mixes

8/25/2010
Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?

Experts tell you what you need to know in the wake of a massive recall

8/23/2010
FDA Chief Says More Egg Recalls Possible

Nearly 2,000 reports of salmonella infections in people in about 22 states

8/22/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
Poultry Litter Leaches Arsenic Into Streams, Rivers: Scientists

Researchers say more careful farm management would cut down on contamination

8/20/2010
Sunglasses Rival Lotions as Vital for Safety

UV rays threaten the eyes as much as the skin, experts warn

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/19/2010
Nationwide Recall of Eggs Linked to Salmonella Expanded

More than 250 people sickened by germ as Iowa company recalls 380 million eggs

8/18/2010
Nationwide Egg Recall Underway

More than 250 sickened by salmonella as Iowa company recalls 228 million eggs

8/18/2010
FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

Advocates say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking

8/17/2010
Surgery Can Be Safe in Nations With Scarce Resources: Report

Extremely low rates of death if certain standards, guidelines followed, study shows

8/17/2010
When Doctors Admit Mistakes, Fewer Malpractice Suits Result, Study Says

Michigan hospital finds an apology, offer of compensation led fewer patients to sue

8/16/2010
Gulf Oil Spill Still a Health Threat to Many, Researchers Report

Docs need to look for evidence of toxicity among clean-up workers and others in coastal communities

8/16/2010
Students Warned to Beware of 'Laptop-itis'

Computer design can lead to injuries in heavy users, but simple steps can minimize risk, expert advises

8/12/2010
Lax Hand Washing Helps Drive Many Foodborne Illnesses

CDC report finds chicken, beef and leafy greens prime sources of these outbreaks

8/10/2010
Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections On the Decline, CDC Says

Better infection control may have antibiotic-resistant Staph on the run, experts say

8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

8/3/2010
Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As U.S.-Trained Counterparts

U.S.-born doctors who trained abroad had worst record of all, study finds

8/2/2010
Household Spray Cleaners Pose Greatest Danger to Toddlers

Good news is that accidental poisonings have dropped by almost half since 1990, U.S. report shows

7/30/2010
Many Horse Lovers Saddle Up Unsafely

Nearly a third were injured over past 3 years, largely in preventable accidents, expert finds

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/30/2010
Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.

Not clear yet where 46 cases in Florida came from, CDC official says

7/29/2010
Increased Risk of Violence Among Unsupervised Teen Groups

Hanging out with no adult presence a recipe for violence even in 'good' neighborhoods, study finds

7/28/2010
Chest Compressions Alone Best With CPR

Studies support bystanders not using mouth-to-mouth breathing

7/26/2010
More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each Year

Contact lenses, IV tubes lead list of items causing trips to the ER, study shows

7/23/2010
Schizophrenia Linked to Raised Risk of Injury While Hospitalized

Expert says docs may not take physical complaints seriously because of patient's mental illness

7/23/2010
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later

Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

7/21/2010
FDA Puts Partial Hold on Avandia Safety Study

Enrollment in TIDE trial suspended after agency rules diabetes drug has heart risks

7/20/2010
Study Suggests Painters Face Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

More years spent in profession meant higher chances of developing disease

7/20/2010
Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell

Analysis more clearly establishes link between remedy, side effect