Safety and Public Health News

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12/3/2009
No Increase in Brain Tumors Seen From Cell Phones

Despite new findings, doubts linger about whether they cause brain cancer

12/1/2009
Swine Flu Waning, But Could Return

CDC urges H1N1 vaccination because pandemic's course remains unpredictable

12/1/2009
A Good Year in the Fight Against AIDS

Promising vaccine trial, better access to treatment worldwide provide reasons for hope

11/30/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline

But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

11/30/2009
Beverage Can Tabs Remain a Risk for Kids

Though designed to stay on, tabs still end up being swallowed, study finds

11/27/2009
Drunk Drivers May Respond to Brief Motivational Interview

Repeat offenders were more likely to consider change after 30-minute psychosocial intervention, study finds

11/25/2009
Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young

On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

11/24/2009
Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds

Focus on toys that pose choking hazard, are too loud, or contain dangerous chemicals

11/24/2009
MRSA Creeping Into Hospitals From the Outside

Community-associated strains have increased sevenfold, study finds

11/24/2009
Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused

But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

11/20/2009
Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.

But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

11/20/2009
Unraveling the 'Mad Cow' Mystery

Key molecule identified by researchers

11/19/2009
Errors in Surgical Procedures Persist

Poor communication causes most mistakes in and out of operating room, VA study shows

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

11/17/2009
Incidence of High Cholesterol Drops in U.S.

Down by 30 percent, but those with high levels often don't know it, study finds

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/17/2009
Could Plastics Chemicals 'Feminize' Boys' Play?

Small study suggests a link, but others question a connection

11/16/2009
Immunity to Swine Flu May Be Broader Than Thought

And that may explain why the disease hasn't posed more problems, study says

11/16/2009
Medical Tests Hit Heart Patients With High Doses of Radiation

Average amount more than five times higher than annual exposure outside hospital, study shows

11/13/2009
Web Giants Urge FDA to Update Ad Guidelines

Google and Yahoo join forces with drug makers at Internet marketing hearing

11/12/2009
22 Million Sickened by Swine Flu in 6 Months

Revised estimation method gives clearer picture of pandemic, CDC says

11/12/2009
My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu

Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

11/11/2009
Trial Data on Anti-Seizure Drug Might Have Been Manipulated: Report

Study found outcome measures differed between company documents, published reports

11/11/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Found in Canadian Father

Latest case underscores need to use the antiviral properly, experts say

11/11/2009
Sharing Prescriptions Can Bring Harm, Not Healing

One in four who borrowed a medication experienced a side effect, researchers report

11/9/2009
Hot-Tub Injuries on the Rise

One-quarter of those hurt are under 16, researchers say

11/6/2009
Most Who Want Swine Flu Shot Can't Get It

CDC says 38 million doses now available, with 8 million more due next week

11/5/2009
Swine Flu Virus Dominant Strain Worldwide: WHO

Agency says pathogen continues to target younger adults, producing mild-to-moderate illness

11/5/2009
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe

Recent reports of H1N1 in a cat or pigs are likely very rare, experts say

11/4/2009
FDA Initiative Seeks to Reduce Accidental Overdoses

The program will enlist health-care workers, drug makers, consumers, patients

11/3/2009
Severe Swine Flu Can Kill Young, Old Alike

Seniors may carry some immunity, but more likely to die if hospitalized, study finds

11/3/2009
CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive

Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

11/3/2009
FDA Issues Warning for Diabetes Drug

Reports of kidney problems for those using Byetta prompted action

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/30/2009
Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat

Studies show it's worsening while there are few new drugs in pipeline

10/30/2009
At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu

Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

10/29/2009
Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months

CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

10/29/2009
Millions of Americans Don't Get Enough Sleep

Seven hours of rest a night is important for good health, expert says

10/29/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.

Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/27/2009
More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon

22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

10/27/2009
Radiation From Medical Scans Soaring

Americans now get 6-fold more exposure than in 1980, researchers say

10/26/2009
Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It

But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

10/25/2009
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

10/24/2009
Helmets Can Save Lives in Winter Sports

Injured skiers, snowboarders with head protection are less apt to lose consciousness, study finds

10/23/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply

Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

10/23/2009
Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine

Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

10/22/2009
Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say

Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

10/20/2009
Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest

90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says