Safety and Public Health News

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10/20/2009
Babies Injured in Car Seats Used Outside of Cars

Study found more than 43,000 emergency-room visits during five-year period

10/19/2009
Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu

Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

10/17/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/16/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/12/2009
Swine Flu Can Move Quickly to Severe Illness

Canadian, Mexican studies suggest U.S. hospitals need to be ready for surge of cases

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/9/2009
'No Flu Shots for My Kids'

Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

10/8/2009
Swine Flu May Bring Surge in Hospitalizations

In reports from Australia and U.S., most patients recovering, death rate same as seasonal flu

10/8/2009
Half of U.S. Kids Assaulted Each Year: Study

Report calls for better ways to identify and treat young victims of violence

10/8/2009
In Some Cities, Spring Swine Flu May Be Easing Fall Outbreak

Immunity from prior exposure may make H1N1's return less severe, experts say

10/7/2009
Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

10/6/2009
Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives

Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

10/6/2009
Leafy Greens Top Risky Food List

Advocacy group notes illness outbreaks usually linked to 'healthy' foods

10/2/2009
Swine Flu Tests Could Swamp Diagnostic Labs

Might lead to delays in tests for other diseases, experts say

10/1/2009
U.S. Health Officials Announce New Heparin Formula

Potency of blood thinner is cut as FDA alerts doctors to the safety change

9/29/2009
1918 Flu Closings May Provide Lessons for Today

Cities weighing swine flu school closures should review past practices, researchers say

9/25/2009
Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match

Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

9/25/2009
Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

9/24/2009
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction

European study finds more evidence in areas where more men have problems

9/23/2009
Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays

Results may be different in children and in H1N1 swine flu vaccines, researchers say

9/22/2009
Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?

With infections typically causing only mild illness, experts point to exaggerated fears as the real threat

9/21/2009
1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids

But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

9/18/2009
1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October

Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

9/18/2009
Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts

Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

9/17/2009
8.3 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year

National survey also found younger adults at higher risk

9/17/2009
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd

But there are ways to reduce your risk even in close quarters, experts say

9/17/2009
Even Small Amounts of Lead Harmful to Kids

Current 'safe' levels of exposure set by CDC need to be lowered, experts say

9/16/2009
Internet Can Help Curb Drinking Among College Students

Web-based counseling reduces alcohol abuse among undergrads, study shows

9/15/2009
Antibiotics Bought Easily on the Internet

Study found 138 sites that sold them illegally, without a prescription

9/15/2009
FDA Approves 4 Swine Flu Vaccines

Agency expects first batches to be available within a month

9/14/2009
Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu

Advance planning may help to minimize disruptions, officials say

9/11/2009
Traffic Deaths Near Peak in September

School children, wet leaves and deer pose driving challenges this time of year, safety group says

9/11/2009
Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine

U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

9/11/2009
Curbing Obesity Epidemic Key to Health Care Reform: Experts

Overweight is major contributing factor for chronic disease, U.S. health groups say

9/11/2009
Actress Helps Promote New Campaign for Meningitis Vaccine

Rare, often deadly, infection tends to strike young adults, expert says

9/11/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Offers Protection: Studies

Findings could expand vaccine supply and speed immunity, experts say

9/10/2009
Get Your Vaccine for Seasonal Flu, Experts Urge

The regular winter scourge poses a potential threat, just like swine flu

9/10/2009
Swine Flu Shots May Come Too Late to Stem Fall Outbreak: Study

Scientists' projections have infections peaking in mid-October, ahead of vaccine delivery

9/9/2009
MRSA May Succumb to Honey

Anti-microbial benefits of New Zealand variety extend to staph infections, researchers say

9/9/2009
Study Shows 1% of Americans Have Been Infected With West Nile

Virus typically produces mild infection, but severe reactions can result

9/8/2009
Antiviral Drugs Should Be Used Cautiously to Fight Flu, U.S. Says

Most people won't need medicines like Tamiflu or Relenza, according to CDC

9/8/2009
Blood Test Narrows Down Need for Antibiotics

Could lead to better treatment decisions for respiratory infections, experts say

9/8/2009
FDA to Require Faster Reporting of Food-Safety Problems

Companies must alert agency of potential trouble within 24 hours

9/8/2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread

Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

9/5/2009
In Toys and More, Are Chemicals Safe or Harmful?

New law tightens use of phthalates, but industry says hazard isn't proven

9/4/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe: Experts

So far, trials show no problems and shot should be as safe as that for seasonal flu, officials say

9/3/2009
Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions

But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

9/1/2009
Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study

Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains